October 29 is National Cat Day 

10  Tips to having a happy, healthy cat in your home! 

  1. Like dogs, cats need to be fed good, nutritious food regularly, at least once a day. 
  1. Cats need plenty of cool, clean, fresh water. Adult cats do NOT need milk, which might make them fat and give them diarrhea. 
  1. Keep your cat inside your home with you. Keep him away from house plants, which cats may destroy. Certain plants are also poisonous to cats.

 Make sure your cat has an outlet for its natural instinct to use its claws. To prevent your cat from scratching or tearing your furniture, trim his claws regularly and provide him with a small rug or scratching post. Verbal scolding can also work wonders.

 Unlike dogs, cats do NOT need to go outside. Cats are almost always naturally housebroken and will use a litter box even at an early age. If allowed outside alone. Cats often get lost or hurt and sometimes get killed. Also, don’t leave your cat alone in a room with an open window.

 Make sure your cat always wears identification, even if you never let him outside. Agile and clever, cats sometimes manage to get outside by themselves. Provide the animals with a comfortable, expandable collar and an attached identification tag with your name, address and phone number on it. Also consider having your cat micro chipped by a qualified veterinarian. 

  1. Unlike most dogs, cats do NOT need to be bathed. A healthy cat keeps himself clean and well groomed.

 Make sure your cat gets good veterinary care, including all necessary examinations and shots.

 Always have your cat spayed or neutered by a veterinarian or at a low-cost clinic once the animal reaches maturity (usually after six or seven months of age). Your cat will enjoy a longer, healthier life, there’ll be fewer strays on the streets and you’ll be spared the hassles of a cat in heat.

 Give your cat plenty of love and affection. Though cats are more independent than dogs, they thrive on your companionship. 

Enjoy your new pet and remember it is a lifetime commitment when adopting!

 Featured Dog- Wooky

Wooky is 6 years old and is a pretty colored shepherd/Aussie blend. She is shy until she gets to know you. She loves to go for walks and is learning to play with toys. She is learning basic commands. Wooky should be the only dog in the home.

 Other available dogs

Missy- 6 1/2 yr old German shepherd who is partially blind. She needs eye medication twice daily. ONLY DOG please

Casper- 3 month old shepherd Puppy energy and love enough for everyone and then some extra energy.

Bentley- Pit bull loves walks, playing in yard and being with people. ONLY DOG please

 Featured cats- SISTERS Laverne and Shirley

These young ladies were abandoned in an apartment. They are beautiful medium-long haired cats approx 1 year old. They are friendly and easily handled and want to be with people. They do not need to be adopted together but it woud be nice as they keep each other company.

 Other available cats

Jeno and Coco- brothers. Owner could no longer keep 7 months old. Super friendly

Katy- quiet and easily handled. Friendly and loves being petted/brushed

Sissy- quiet calm easily handled. Loves to play

Carmes- beautiful super friendly, loves people and being petted

Cloudy- ex large DECLAWED Very talkative

Nala- shy but coming out of her shell. Loves being petted and being with people

Paris- loves watching the world go by.

 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 8:30 am until 4 pm Monday through Friday, Saturday 11am-1pm , Sunday 1pm -3pm. Please call – 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