Have A Safe Easter!!!

Easter is a festive time of year for many of us! There are, however, several

potential hazards for your Pet Kid that you may not be aware of. We want your

pets healthy and happy, so we do ask that you take care to keep these items

out of curious mouths!

  1. Easter Lillies- All components ofEaster Lillies are poisonous to cats: petals, leaves, stem, and even pollen. Ingestion of even a small amount can result in kidney failure. Symptoms include vomiting, dehydration, loss of appetite, and lethargy.


  1. Easter Grass- The decorative fake grass used in Easter baskets can cause extremely serious complications, and even death in your dog or cat if eaten. The linear property of the grass may entwine itself in the stomach or intestines, resulting in a linear foreign body. These situations often require surgical removal. Besides seeing your pet eat Easter grass, some symptoms of ingestion include straining to defecate, or a painful abdomen.


  1. Chocolate- Easter baskets are often brimming with chocolates and candy, which is great for human kids, but can be deadly for our Pet Kids. The Methylxanthines and Theobromines in chocolate are toxic to dogs and cats and may result in vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, seizures, and even death. Generally, the darker the chocolate, the higher its toxicity.


  1. Xylitol- This artificial sweetener is found in some types of candies, chewing gum, and baked goods, and can be extremely toxic to dogs and cats.


  1. Easter Eggs (Real and Fake)- Plastic eggs, though cute and fun to hunt, are possible choking hazards for our furry friends. They can also become lodged in the stomach or intestines, causing blockages. Hard boiled eggs that have spoiled can cause severe digestive upsets if eaten by dogs or cats.


No dogs available at this time- please check out petfinder site for available animals.



Featured Cat (s) Izzy and Jake

Izzy is a pretty 2 year old mostly white in color with some black markings. She is a shy girl and would need a quiet home. She loves attention and getting pets and brushed. She does not like being held.


Jake is a gentle giant of a black cat. He is very talkative, gives head buts and wants lots of attention.


Other available cats


Copper -Super friendly and talkative. On special medication and food ( few month supply will be provided). M 15 years old


Meg- She is shy but loves attention, being petted and brushed. Not comfortable with being held.


Luna- Friendly girl but quiet and enjoys alone time. Likes playing with toys.

Jade- silver gray long hair. She is sporting a summer lion cut. Likes playing with toys.

Sabrina- black long hair. Quiet home. Likes watching everyone around her

The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter located at 795 Hardy Way is open for adoptions from 8:00 am until 4 pm Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), Saturday 11am-1pm , Sunday 1pm -3pm. Please call – Animal Control may be reached by phone or voicemail at 702-346-5268

All animals will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving shelter and receive 1 year rabies vaccination and city license. Ages are approximate.

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