WCFA’S featured pet is Casey: Casey was pulled from the L.V. shelter where he came in as a stray. He is a 13 lb. terrier mix, neutered, chipped and fully vaccinated. He looks like he could have some westie or poodle in him?? Thinking poodle as he dances! He is house trained, walks well on the leash and rides great in the car. He does well with other dogs, cats unknown. Casey has learned the dog door. He sleeps right through the night. Casey was neutered at A.F. in 2011 so he is 9-10 years old but is very agile and athletic. His soft coat is very low shedding. He would not need to be groomed but did enjoy a bath. Casey’s dental is scheduled for Wed. Apr. 17. The wound on his back is healing nicely with antibiotics.
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 April 20, 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at 150 North Yucca, Suite 1, Mesquite. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/wecareforanimalsmesquitenv. Please call us to schedule a visit with our pets at a mutually convenient time.
We will have some pet items (such as clothing) for sale at our pet adoption on April 20th.
Other Available Pets:
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 Some of our sweetest cats can come across as cranky or withdrawn when they are placed in the crate for viewing.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.
Bella is still looking for her forever home. She is a gorgeous 5 year old Maine Coon. Bella does not like to share attention with other animals so needs to be the only pet in the home. No small children. Bella is friendly but will hide at first until she feels comfortable. Patience will be rewarded when she comes out to share her true friendly nature. She is current on all vaccines and spayed.
Fiona and Rascal are a bonded pair of young cats looking for a new home. Fiona is about 1 ½ years old and a ring tailed, short haired tabby. She is a lap cat and is very playful. Rascal is a short haired tabby, ring tailed and has white on his legs and chest. He is about two years old, playful and loves to burrow under blankets. Both cats are altered, micro chipped and current on vaccines.
Missy (calico) and Amy (orange/white tabby), are a bonded pair of very sweet young cats. They are about 1 year old, altered, micro chipped and current on vaccines. Their owner could no longer care for them and asked us to place them together with a good family. Missy is the more curious of the two but both are friendly and playful. They both love attention.
See Casey under featured pet.
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. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU NEED HELP WITH SPAY/NEUTER.
What You Should Know About Pet IDs and Microchips
BY AMY SINATRA AYRES |
- In honor of National Pet ID Week, we’re sharing expert advice for giving lost pets the best chance of being found and returned home.
It’s National Pet ID Week, so we talked with Dr. Elizabeth Weiss, vice president of research and development for the ASPCA, about what you need to know to keep your four-legged friend safe and sound.
“One of the biggest issues is a pet gets lost and there’s not an easy way to identify that pet to get him quickly back to his person,” says Weiss. “There are many animals that have no form of identification, be it microchip or tag.”
- Make sure your pet is always wearing an identification tag.Although microchips are very important (more on that to come), your dogor cat also needs a regular ID tag with your contact information on his collar. “We love those stories as much as anybody about those dogs or cats that get back after a year because they have a microchip, and after a year somebody is able to read that microchip. But what we say is: Look, if he had an ID tag on, he could’ve been home by dinner,” Weiss says. Interestingly, an ASPCA study found that even though 80 percent of pet owners believe that it’s very or extremely important for their animals to wear ID tags, only 33 percent of them actually had a tag on their pet. If your pet is wearing his tag, your neighbor down the street can easily read it and give you a call if they find him.
- Get a microchip.Of course, tags can fall off or be taken off, so having a microchip as well provides a safety net. The tiny electronic deviceis injected under your pet’s skin. Then, when a shelter, veterinarian or animal-control officer waves a scanner over the area, they’re able to find the pet’s unique identification number. When they compare the number with a database, the pet’s owner can be contacted.
- Keep the microchip information up-to-date.“The microchip is only as good as the information that’s attached to it,” Weiss says. “It’s just a simple ID number and it requires an update.” So if you move or if a phone number changes, make sure you update the microchip company. “Keeping that information up-to-date is vital, otherwise the microchip is not going to do anybody any good,” says Weiss. It’s a good idea to ask your vet to scan your petonce a year and to make sure your information is still current.
- Remember that a pet can alwaysget lost.Some owners say their pet doesn’t wear ID because their dog is always on a leash or their cat is an indoor cat. But Weiss emphasizes that you still need to expect the unexpected. “Snaps break, doors get left open, unfortunately fires can happen, other natural disasters can happen and your pet can get lost — that’s always a possibility. So even if you think that could never happen, it always could,” she says. In ASPCA research, owners who’d lost a pet were asked if they ever thought they’d lose a pet in the way they did — and the majority said no, they never imagined that would happen.
- If a pet is lost, start searchingimmediately.It sounds obvious, but Weiss notes that some pet owners — especially those with cats — sometimes expect that the animal will turn up. “The sooner you look, the better your chances of recovery for those pets,” she says. Make posters with photos and your contact information, knock on your neighbors’ doors and alert local shelters. “Chances are, they’re probably close to home.” The ASPCA also offers an app for natural disasters that can be a helpful resource in other circumstances where a pet has been lost.