Mesquite Animal Shelter Pet Listing July 6, 2018
Good Day Sunshine! Keeping Your Pet Safe in Summer Weather
Summer is here and we have already seen some days when it has been too warm to take your pet for a ride to the store. But a good day of sunshine may be disastrous for a pet left in a car or at home without adequate comforts of shade and water.
Animals this time of year are overcome by heat exhaustion. Despite repeated warnings many pet owners continue to leave their dogs and cats in closed, parked cars each summer. This results in the animals suffering and sometimes heatstroke, a form of prostration that can kill even the largest dog in just a few minutes.
Heat prostration can often occur on moderately-warm days, but its worst during the summer months of (May – September). Cooler morning temperatures prompt pet owners to take their animals with them on those mornings’ errands, to the grocery store or paying bills while they’re inside, the thermometer is rapidly rising.
Dogs and cats respond to heat differently than humans do. The time it takes to run a few errands can mean the difference between life and death for the animal.
For most pets temperatures above 100 degrees can quickly be fatal within minutes, signs of trouble are panting, warm, dry skin. The animal may have a blue tongue and gums and starting expressions and a high temperature. Vomiting sometimes occurs, followed by collapse, soon after death and all of this may happen within 10 minutes.
On a hot summer day the inside of a vehicle heats very quickly. On a 85 degree day, for example, the temperature inside your vehicle with windows slightly opened will reach 102 degrees in 10 minutes. In 30 minutes it will be 120 degrees and on warmer days even higher.
Treat your animals like you treat yourself. If it is too hot to sit in a car that has been turned off or to sit outside with no water or shade then it is too hot for your pet. Remember they wear their coats all year round.
During these warm days be sure to always provide plenty of shade, food and water for your pets whether they are traveling with you or just simply staying at home.
Mesquite City Ordinance 10-5-6 B It is unlawful for any person to confine an animal in a motor vehicle under conditions or for such a period of time as may endanger the health of such animal due to heat, cold, lack of food or water or other circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause suffering. Total bail $500.00
Featured Dog- Magic
Little Magic is waiting for someone to take him home and give him all the love and attention he deserves. Magic doesn’t show well in the shelter and people need to give him a chance to show what a wonderful little dog he is. Once yo get to meet and know this little guy you will be in love. Magic loves to snuggle, play in the pool and be your best friend. He was found as a stray so we don’t know much about his past.
Other available dogs
At this time there are no other dogs available for adoption.
Featured cats. Katy and Sissy
Mother and daughter Katy and Sissy came to the shelter from a home with other animals. Katy is black and white with beautiful facial markings. She is a bit shy but will come when called and loves to be held and petted. Sissy is a bright colored calico. She comes when called and is quite the talker, telling you all about her day. They can be adopted together or separately.
All animals will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving shelter and receive 1 year rabies vaccination and city license. Ages are approximate.
The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter located at 795 Hardy Way is open for adoptions from 11am until 1 pm, Monday through Saturday, Sunday 1pm -3pm. Please call 702-346-7415 during these hours to speak to the front desk. Animal Control may be reached by phone or voicemail at 702-346-5268
The animals submitted to the media may have changed so please visit our Petfinder website for a current listing and more detailed information on the animals. www.mesquiteanimalshelter.petfinder.com
Please also check our Facebook pages for lost and found animals along with pet information. https://www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVAnimalControl and https://www.facebook.com/FRIENDSOFMESQUITENVANIMALSHELTER