WCFA’S featured pet is Angel.  Angel is new to WCFA.  She is 4 months old and a terrier mix.  She weighs about 9 lbs.  Angel will be spayed the week of March 4th.  She will not be available to leave WCFA until she is spayed and received her final vaccines.  Angel is a very sweet little girl.  She is doing well on her house training and just starting on her leash training.  She does well with other dogs of all sizes and is curious but not aggressive with cats.  Before you consider completing our pre-adoption application please remember Angel is a puppy and will need lots of your time, patience and love as she learns how to be the best dog ever.   

If you are interested in any of our pets, please go to www.wecareforanimals.org  where you can see all of our adoptable pets and you can complete an adoption application. For more information call us at 702-346-3326 (voicemail), call Karen at 435-862-9574 or Linda at 702-376-1642. Next pet adoption is February 23, 2019,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm at 150 North Yucca, Suite 1, Mesquite.   Questions? Email us at wcfanv@gmail.com.  Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/wecareforanimalsmesquitenv.  Please call us to schedule a visit with our pets at a mutually convenient time.

Other Available Pets:

 CATS:

 Cats do not enjoy being confined in a cage.  The cats we have for adoption show best in a home environment.  If you see a cat you like, to truly see his or her personality, you should contact us to arrange a time, at your convenience, to meet the cat in his/her foster home.  Some of our sweetest cats can come across as cranky or withdrawn when they are placed in the crate for viewing.  Please give these felines a chance by meeting them “outside the cage”.  Taking one of these felines for a sleep over is another way to get to know them better before adopting.  Ask us about our sleep over policy.

 Please check the Mesquite Animal Shelter for available cats.

DOGS:

 See Angel above.

 SPAY/NEUTER

WCFA offers a wonderful low-cost/free opportunity to spay/neuter your pets to prevent accidental litters and keep your pet happy and healthy. We will always alter feral cats to be released back in their environment.  Our target areas are Mesquite, Bunkerville and the Arizona Strip.  Spay/Neuter Assistance Applications are available at Mesquite Veterinary Clinic located at 371 Riverside Road and Virgin Valley Veterinary Hospital at 660 Hardy Way.  You may also call WCFA at 702-346-3326 to leave a message or visit wecareforanimals.org to contact us by email.  Half of all litters born in the U.S. are accidents that overburden shelters and rescues.

How to Be a Good Owner. February is “Responsible Pet Owner’s Month”

Responsibility comes with the territory of owning a cat or dog. Being a good owner is a way of life for us and we know that you feel the same way. Our fur babies are beloved family members and deserve to be treated that way!

Nothing beats the unconditional love and affection that we get from our pets. Now, it’s been clinically proven that owning a pet has actual health benefits for us. A recent study in Scientific Reports links dog ownership to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Pets improve our lives in so many ways and it’s our responsibility to do the same for them!

February marks “Responsible Pet Owner’s Month” and it’s a gentle reminder that owning a pet is a pawesome privilege and responsibility. Of course, we all want our pets to live long, healthy and happy lives. Here are 5 tips to help you make that happen:

5 Tips to Encourage Responsible Pet Ownership 

  • Spay or Neuter Your Pet: Sterilization can extend your pet’s life, and help avoid health and behavior problems, according to the AVMA. With millions of animals in shelters, spaying or neutering also helps prevent the overpopulation of pets. That makes you a responsible pet owner!
  • Schedule an Annual Vet Visit: Routine vet visits are an essential piece of the puzzle. You can help your best buddy live a healthy lifestyle by scheduling an annual check-up with your trusted veterinarian. Since pets are well known for concealing pain, it’s important to have an expertly trained eye evaluate your pet from head to paw.
  • Feed Your Pet a Nutritious Diet: Every good owner knows that a nutritious diet is a key part of your pet’s health and happiness. Fortunately, you have more choices than ever when it comes to selecting high-quality food for your fur ball. We encourage you to conduct your own research and consult your vet about the best food for your pet’s dietary needs.
  • Get Exercise: Daily exercise is necessary for your pet’s physical and emotional well-being! Take your doggo out for a daily walk or game of fetch to help control its weight, foster proper digestion and prevent health issues. As an added bonus, a tired dog is less likely to engage in destructive behavior like scratching furniture or begging for food

Consider giving your Pet Supplements: Supplements help improve quality of life by promoting joint, behavioral and digestive health. Many of us take Vitamin C and probiotics as part of our own health regimen. Ask your veterinarian if supplements will help your pet.