Be Kind to Animals Week is celebrated each year during the first full week of May, The American Humane Association wants you, loving pet owners and general animal lovers, to be involved. Every year since 1915, animal enthusiasts and organizations across the country take time to celebrate the bond between humans and animals and to remind us to be aware of all the other living, breathing creatures with which we share the earth.

Suggestions from the American Humane Association and SPCA include:

***Speak out for animals. Get informed about policies and legislation that can impact the animals in your community and throughout the country.

***Report Animal Abuse. Animal cruelty and abuse is not only tragic for animals, but also an indicator that other forms of abuse such as domestic violence could be happening. If you see something that looks suspicious — a dog chained in your neighbor’s yard that looks underfed, a child putting a cat in a box and kicking it around the yard — don’t hesitate. Let someone know.

***Appreciate wildlife. All animals deserve to be treated humanely — family pets and animals in the wild. Create an inviting space in your yard and garden for butterflies, hummingbirds and other creatures. If wildlife comes too close to home, look for ways to coexist with animals or to protect your property humanely.

***Adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue. Help animals find a second chance at happiness by adopting your next pet from your local shelter or rescue group

***Take care of your pet. They need you to help keep them healthy and safe throughout their lives. Keep your animal’s vaccinations up-to-date. Make sure your pet is always wearing proper identification. Take your pet to the veterinarian regularly. Know what it takes to be a responsible pet owner.

Featured dog

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

Featured Cat Angel

 White and orange medium hair. She came to the shelter when her owner moved and could not take her with them. Friendly, likes to be petted and brushed. Would do best as the only cat in the home. Loves attention and follows you around. Talks.

 Other available cats-

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

Feisty- 12 yrs old. Ex large. Friendly Quiet home

 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

Jake- super friendly large black cat. Gives head butts and talks

Izzy- pretty white with black accents. shy, loves being petted but not held.

Serena calico Super shy. Will need a quiet home

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.

Please also check our Facebook pages for lost and found animals along with pet information.  and