I found this dog /cat  is a very familiar story for animal shelters and rescue groups. Most times the animal’s were found wandering the street or in a backyard but many more times these animals were someone’s pet and they wanted to get rid of them so the “I found story” becomes the answer.

 People don’t realize that shelters/rescues need to know as much as possible about the animals that comes into their care to help in getting it evaluated and adopted. If the animal is house trained, knows some tricks, rides in car and walks well on a leash this helps promote the animal and increase the chance of s quick adoption. If there are some bad habits like jumping fences, chewing , has shown aggression, doesn’t like other dogs/cats and especially children these need to be known  not only to protect the people caring for the animal but to also make sure the animal goes to a home where there is no chance of anyone being injured.

 Please remember when bringing an animal to the shelter or asking a rescue for help they need to know as much information as you can provide on the animal. We give the stray animal a new name. After being called Sammy or Susie by its owner and then we call it by a different name the animal does not know how to respond. It is not a dumb animal it just doesn’t realize that it is being talked to since it isn’t his/her name. You have fed your animal a special diet and off a special dish. These animals may not eat for the shelter/rescue because it is confused and not sure it should be eating this new food. Animals familiar with eating off a plate sometimes need to learn to eat out of a bowl.

 Giving up an animal is a very hard thing to do but you want what is best for this animal and to help it find another home as quickly as possible. Please tell the shelters/rescues if it is your animal and provide all the information you can to help it find another home.

 If pet is missing call the Animal Shelter, 702 346 5268  to leave animal’s description, age, sex, collar, last know location  and your contact information.  Please send a picture along with the animals information and your  contact information to mesquitenvshelter@gmail.com.

 If you find a pet please call the animal shelter- someone may be looking just down the street for their lost pet.

 Lost/missing or found pets in Arizona- please also contact Mohave County Animal Control 928 753- 2141

 Lost/missing or found pets in Moapa, Overton, Logandale area – please also contact Clark County Animal Control. 702 455-7710

 Featured dog Max

 Max is a sweet boy, that is enjoys walks, and loves to play with his toys. He is a big boy, so a home with a fenced yard where he can run around would be best. He is about 3 years old and very active. He bonds quickly and is very people orientated.

 Other available dogs

 Peanut- Senior border collie/beagle blend. He will do best in a quiet home. Loves going for walks. He is a volunteer favorite. You need to meet him one on one to appreciate this dog.

 Fera- Her owner could not keep her do to a move. Fera is a happy 5 year old. She likes being with people and would prefer to be the only dog in the home. She does well on a leash and loves playing with toys.

 Koda- Extra large boy. Is on diet and exercise program. Has lost over 31 pounds since coming to shelter. Loves being with people., going for long walks and playing with toys.

 Featured cat Lover

 Lover is a senior cat looking for quiet home where he can have a soft place to rest and lots of love. Would do better as a single cat.  He is happiest when just left alone and can watch everything and everyone around him. Beautiful seal point Siamese. 

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