WCFA’S featured pet is Stella.   Stella is a beautiful, playful, happy, energetic heeler-Border Collie mix with a wonderful temperament. She enjoys having a secure back yard to play fetch, lay in the sun and run around. Stella is house trained with a dog door, enjoys the company of people, other dogs and runs in the desert. She does well on leash, knows sit, down, come and is eager to learn other basic commands. Stella would love a home with an active person, couple or family who will provide her with the proper exercise she needs and who will keep enhancing her socialization skills.  Stella is spayed, current on vaccines and micro chipped. Stella is approximately two years and weighs 32 lbs.

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 November 9, 2019,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm at 150 North Yucca, Suite 1, Mesquite.   Questions? Email us at wcfanv@gmail.com.  Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/wecareforanimalsmesquitenv.  Can’t make the pet adoption, 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.

Other Available Pets:

 CATS:

 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  Some of our sweetest cats can come across as cranky or withdrawn when they are placed in the crate for viewing.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.

 Emily and Rachel are looking for forever homes. Their foster family has taken great care of them and they are both very social, happy kittens.  They are altered, current on vaccines and are micro chipped. These kittens are so fun to watch.  They love to play and it would be nice if they could be adopted together or each go to a home with another young cat in the family.

Silva is looking for her forever home.  She has a beautiful silver gray coat.  Silva is 12 years young and a very shy, gentle cat.  She was owned by a single, elderly woman. Although extremely shy, she is non-aggressive and once she feels secure will make a great, easy going, quiet companion.  She enjoys being brushed and petted.

Cal is a quiet, mild mannered 4 year old tabby cat.  He lived with an elderly woman so would do best in a quieter home.  Cal enjoys sitting on the cat tree and watching the world go by.  Once he becomes comfortable in a household he will likely want to hang around with you for a nice brushing or petting.

Our sweet Beamer is still patiently waiting for his new forever family. He such a good boy, we are hoping he will find that special family soon.  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 is the most loving cat and would be fine in a home with another calm cat. Beamer would be good for an individual or nice couple who want a loving companion.   He is neutered and current on his vaccines. If you would love a friendly orange cat, apply to adopt Beamer at wecareforanimals.org.

DOGS:

 Charlie is new to WCFA.  He is a ten years young Chihuahua.  Charlie just had a dental so needs a week or so to relax.  He is a very sweet natured shy little guy.  He is house trained, current on vaccines and does well with other dogs.

SPAY/NEUTER

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.

15 Pet Must-Haves for Holiday Travel

When you are ready to take your pet along on a holiday trip, it is important to pack as carefully for your pet as you would pack for yourself. These must-haves are essentials that should be part of your pet’s luggage for any holiday trip.

  1. Paperwork – Bring along your pet’s current vaccination records and a recent health certificate from your veterinarian. Ownership records can also be useful should you accidentally get separated from your pet during the trip.
  2. Identification – Your pet should have current ID tags on its collar, as well as your contact information on its carrier or crate. If your pet hasn’t been microchipped, it can be helpful to have that done before a holiday trip, and take a photo of your pet just before you travel.
  3. Safe Restraints – A properly sized, appropriate strength leash, collar, harness, and seat belt are all necessary for your pet, depending on the type of animal and how you will be traveling. Be sure each item fits well and has reflective strips if you may take your pet out at night.
  4. Carrier – A safe, secure carrier or crate will give your pet a space of its own while you travel, and can be used in a hotel or another home as its bed and safe space. Be sure the carrier can be cleaned if necessary, and has proper ventilation for your pet’s comfort.
  5. Medication – If your pet requires regular medication, bring along enough of a supply to see it through the entire trip, plus a bit extra for any unexpected delays as you travel. Bring the prescription details as well, just in case a refill might be needed.
  6. Food – Pets are used to a specific diet, and you want to be sure and pack enough food and treats for your pet’s meals during your entire trip. This will minimize the risk of any digestive problems or stomach illnesses that can put a damper on holiday festivities.
  7. Dishes – If you pack along your pet’s familiar food and water bowls, they will eat and drink more easily during the trip. Collapsible dishes are convenient for travel, but be sure your pet is used to them before you set off so the dishes remind your pet of home.
  8. Bedding – Familiar bedding will help your pet settle quickly into a new space, whether it is at a different home or in a hotel. A blanket or old shirt is an ideal choice to make your pet feel welcome and right at home even in new locations.
  9. Toys – You’re sure to be busy with holiday events during your trip, and bringing along favorite toys will help keep your pet busy and out of trouble as well. Bring 2-3 different toys, including good quality chew toys to distract your pet from other temptations.
  10. Toilet Essentials – Your pet will need to relieve itself as you travel, and bringing along plenty of poo bags or a portable litter box or potty pads can make it easier to clean up and keep your pet comfortable and at ease.
  11. Weather Gear – If you will be traveling to a different climate, it may be useful to bring along appropriate gear to keep your pet safe and comfortable. Pet-friendly booties or winter coats are great for winter travel, or if you’re heading for the beach, consider a pet lifejacket.
  12. Grooming Supplies – Getting your pet groomed before you travel is a good idea, but still pack their combs or brushes for touch ups during the trip. This will also help minimize loose hair and shedding, and will comfort your pet in unusual situations.
  13. Towels – A large towel or sheet can be useful for cleaning up after your pet in an emergency, or can be used to cover furniture, car seats, or hotel bedding to keep fur, muddy paws, or slobbery kisses from getting everywhere.
  14. First Aid Kit – To really be prepared for emergencies, pack along a first-aid kid with everything you might need to tend to minor wounds or problems with your pet. Also research local veterinarians at your destination in case you may need to make an emergency visit.
  15. Luggage – It can be helpful to have a small piece of luggage dedicated to your pet so all its supplies can be kept in one convenient location. This luggage should also have your contact information and where you will be staying, in case it is accidentally lost.

Packing for your pet doesn’t have to be a struggle, and if you have these must-haves on your packing list, both you and your pet will be ready for a fantastic holiday getaway.

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