WCFA’S featured pet is Silva.  November is adopt a senior pet month and Silva qualifies as a beautiful senior at 12 years of age.  Silva is looking for her forever home.  She has a beautiful silver gray coat.  Silva is a shy but very 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.  Silva is in excellent health and is current on all vaccines.

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  Some of our sweetest cats can come across as cranky or withdrawn when they are placed in the crate for viewing.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

  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 a ten years young Chihuahua.  He is a very sweet natured, shy little guy.  He is house trained, current on vaccines and does well with other dogs. Charlie enjoys a nice walk each day and rides well in a car.  He recently had a dental and is more than ready for his new forever family.  Charlies came to us when his owner could no longer care for him.  He has lots of love to give to some lucky person(s).

 Pistol came to us from the local shelter.  He weighs 6.6 lbs. and is Maltese and possibly papillion mix.  He is house trained, micro chipped and fully vaccinated. Pistol loves to go for walks and rides well in the car.  He does not do well with large dogs; initially is aggressive with small male dogs but then gets along; he does get along with small females. No children. Pistol does sleep through the night.

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.

NOVEMBER IS ADOPT A SENIOR PET MONTH

There are numerous reasons that make older pets a great option for families looking to adopt a pet.…

Calm, Cool, and Collected

Older pets are typically calmer than puppies and kittens, often content with a more relaxing day-to to-day routine.  As we all know, puppies and kittens, though very fun, are often more rambunctious and may find themselves getting into mischief when they get bored.

Family Friendly

The low-key, mellow nature of older pets makes them a great fit for households with children.  Before ending up in shelters, senior pets often come from some sort of family life which makes adjusting to a new home environment much easier than it could be for puppies or kittens.

You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Senior pets are often already trained and may even be pros at performing basic commands.  The great news is that even if they’re not, they are much easier to train than younger animals. Their experience around humans, along with more established physical and mental abilities, allow them to better understand the requested commands and pick up new tasks much faster than puppies or kittens.

Commitment Issues

Unlike young pets, senior pets are not a 24-7 commitment.  Many new pet owners underestimate the time and commitment it takes to properly train a new puppy. Because of their relaxing lifestyle, senior dogs they also don’t require the constant attention and exercise that comes with young pets. Of course, they still love to play with the family, they just don’t require as much of your focus and energy.

What You See is What You Get

With senior pets, you know exactly what you’re getting. Senior pets’ personalities are already developed so you can tell right away if they will be a good fit for your family.  Even things like their size, energy level, and health status are already established so you know exactly what to expect with your new pet.

Love

Story after story suggests that senior pets are especially grateful for their new home.  They seem to know they’ve been rescued and owners often notice an extra special sense of love and appreciation from their senior pet.

The list can go on and on, but most importantly, when you adopt a senior pet, or even share knowledge about the need for senior pet adoptions, you are truly saving a life.

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