WCFA’S featured pet is Rascal. Rascal is looking for his new home. 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. He is altered, microchipped and current on vaccines. Rascal gets along well with other cats.
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 June 29, 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 June 1, 2019.
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 Some of our sweetest cats can come across as cranky or withdrawn when they are placed in the crate for viewing.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.
Angel is 9 years young. She is in great health. Angel is a very loving, sweet natured lady. Her owner’s health required her to turn Angel over to us. Angel is used to a quiet home and would do well with a nice couple or a single person. She loves to be petted and brushed. Angel will make a great companion. She is a beautiful, long haired, dilute calico. Angel is up to date on vaccines and is spayed. We are offering a senior discount of 10% for any senior citizen adopting Angel.
Emslee and Gus are about14 weeks old and have had two series of vaccines and been dewormed.
These two are very loving kittens and have a strong purr factor. They have been altered and are ready for their new forever home. Emslee and Gus love to play with toys and are healthy, active young kittens.
Beamer is a five year old orange tabby. Beamer is a very friendly guy, loves belly rubs and will come to greet you in his foster home. Beamer would enjoy being the only cat or in a home with another calm cat. He would be good for an individual who wants a loving companion or a nice couple. He is neutered and current on his vaccines. If you would love a friendly orange cat, apply to adopt Beamer at wecareforanimals.org.
We have five more kittens that will be available several weeks from now. Two boys are black and the three girls are calico, black and white.
Feather (formerly Robin) is a sweet, playful and loving Rat Terrier mix. Feather walks well on leash, knows the dog door, loves being in your lap and enjoys car rides. She enjoys being with other dogs. The ideal home for Feather is one with another playful canine companion, a secure fenced yard (she can be a runner) and a dog door. She enjoys having the freedom of a dog door to go out and enjoy the sunshine and yard. Feather is approximately one year of age, weighs 7.8 lbs, is current on initial vaccines and will be spayed and micro chipped on June 20, 2019.
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.
Top Tips For Keeping Your Indoor Cat Cool This Summer
We’ve all experienced the hot summer days… but for a cat, the heat can be deadly! As cats only sweat from their paws, their methods of cooling are limited. Here are our tips for keeping your furbaby cool and safe this summer!
- Make them a cool retreat!
Use a cardboard box to create a cool, dark spot for her to retreat to in this hot weather! Line her new cool retreat with cotton or terry towel, place in a quiet spot and add water bottles filled with cool water and ice cubes or dry towels that have been placed in the freezer over night!
- Leave the air conditioning running
But make sure cats with no fur or a short coat can escape if it gets too chilly! If you don’t have air conditioning, leave windows open (with fly screens in place of course!) and use fans to promote air circulation and to cool the room down. Keeping the blinds down can also help to prevent the room from heating up in the first place!
- Cool Treats
Canned cat food frozen in ice cube tray makes an excellent icy treat for our feline friends.
- Fresh water
Make sure they have access to fresh water at all times. You can do this by giving them chilled water from the fridge or adding a few ice-cubes to their water. Lots of cats love to drink from running water, so also consider investing in a drinking fountain or leave a tap dripping slowly into a bowl for them.
- Limiting exercise
Active play increases your furbaby’s core body temp. So it’s best to limit play to the early morning or later afternoon when the outside temperature is lower.
Daily brushing keeps mats away, which traps body heat. If you have long haired cats with lots of matted hair, speak to your vet about strategic clipping options such as belly clips, which protect the delicate skin but help to keep your cat cool. Most cats won’t mind your brushing their coat with a moist towel either!
- Avoid car trips
Car trips are best avoided if possible and remember to never leave your cat in the car, even if it’s only for a short period!
Just like people, cats with pink skin and fair coats are predisposed to sunburn and skin cancers! These are best avoided by keeping blinds down and using a pet-friendly sunscreen.
- Be aware of the signs of heat stress
Heat stress is an emergency condition that affects the whole body of the furbaby. Because cats are not very good at cooling down their body temperature, they can quickly become overheated. Furbabies affected by heat stress appear distressed and restless > drool large amounts of saliva from the nose and or mouth > becomes unsteady on their feet > collapse and in severe cases, they can die from heat stress! Some furbabies may also vomit and if you are observant, you may notice their pulse is racing and their tongue appears red.
I hope these tips will help to keep your precious furbabies cool and comfy this summer! If you notice any of the signs of heatstroke in your cat, contact your local vet immediately!