June is Adopt-A-Shelter- Cat month

 Looking for a furr-ever friend? Adopt a cat. There are many lovable cats and kittens that are just waiting to come into your home!!

Looking for a wonderful companion to brighten your life? We know them purrfectly well and are familiar with their purrsonalities and preferences. We can tell you who’s a cuddler, who’s a play mate, and who’s a lover. We know who wants to be an only cat and who wants to be part of a herd. If we don’t think the cat you’ve chosen is perfect for you or for your home, we’ll tell you. We want every cat to be a happy cat, and we want happy adopters too.

Also, please remember that adopting a pet is a lifelong commitment! Your pets depend on you to make them a part of your family and care for them through thick and thin. In turn they’ll take care of you as well with years of unconditional love.

 Shelters and rescues have many kittens for you to choose from.  All colors, sizes and genders. They also have some wonderful adult cats that are very laid back and would make a quiet friendly companion for you to have sitting by your side while you watch TV, read or take a relaxing nap.

 10 Tips to Keep a Kitty Happy and Healthy

. .Like dogs, cats need to be fed good, nutritious food regularly, at least once a day.

 Cats need plenty of cool, clean, fresh water. Adult cats do NOT need milk, which might make them fat and give them diarrhea.

 Keep your cat inside your home with you. But keep him in a separate room from birds and fish, which cats will attack. Also 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/breakaway collars specific for cats and an attached identification tag with your name, address and phone number on it. Also consider having your cat tattooed or micro chipped by a qualified veterinarian.

 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 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- Sparky

Sparky’s owner moving and cannot take the dog. Very friendly and easily handled. Loves people. does well on leash, Sparky is a happy  little dog just waiting for someone to love him.

Other available dogs

 Raider- pit bull. Strong boy. Needs a secure fenced yard. Loves people

Emberly- 2 year old Chihuahua-pug. Shy needs basic training.

Ashley-  3 year old Chihuahua/  dachshund  Shy needs basic training

Kindle -wire hair terrier mix  Shy needs basic training

Blaze wire hair terrier mix  Shy needs basic training

 Featured cat- Angel

 Angel has long hair and will need to be brushed a lot, or she will get hairballs and mats in her fur It would appear that she was a pampered house cat, and her beautiful long hair was unmatted. She absolutely adores people and getting lots of attention, but she is not too crazy about other cats. Angel isn’t a fan of overhandling so a home with either adults only or older respectful kids might suit her best. She wants all of the pampering for herself .

Meg – F 4 yr Calico  

Luna – Female Black Likes attention. Not a lap cat

Izzy – Female was found as a stray. She is small in size and is a very nice little cat.

Feisty – Male13 yr Black/ Has summer haircut. Extra large. Loves being petted and being with people. Super friendly.

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