WCFA’S featured pet is Samantha:  Samantha is a 10 year young Maine Coon.  She is very sweet and gentle.  Her mom is in hospice so Samantha is looking for a new loving home.  Samantha is current on vaccines, spayed and micro chipped.  She lived with another cat, Bonnie, who is also up for adoption to new loving home.

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 February 22, 2020,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Suite 1, 150 N. Yucca. Mesquite. If you are unable to make the pet adoption, please contact us to see any of our available pets at a mutually convenient time.  Questions? Email us at wcfanv@gmail.com.  Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/wecareforanimalsmesquitenv.

Other Available Pets:

 CATS:

 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.   He is a sweet boy and does not bother anyone.  He just wants a space to sit back and enjoy the scenery.  Once he becomes comfortable in a household he will want to hang around with you for a nice brushing or petting.

Bonnie is a beautiful 10 year young Siamese.  She is very loving and easy going.  Bonnie and Samantha lived together until their mom went to hospice care.  Bonnie is current on vaccines, spayed and micro chipped.  It would be nice if Bonnie and Samantha could go together but we will place them separately.

DOGS:

 Theodore (Theo) is a 3 year old Chihuahua mix, a shy little guy initially, but once he warms up to new people and surroundings, he is a happy camper. Theodore came to us when one of his owners passed and the other person could no longer care for him.  Theodore loves to be a cuddle buddy, is house trained, does not mark indoors, enjoys walks and rides well in a vehicle. Theodore came to us at just under 18 lbs and with daily walks and a diet, he is now down to 14.5 lbs.  He appreciates a quiet home environment and is fine with other small compatible dogs. He is an easy going little dog. Theodore is neutered, current on vaccinations, microchipped and has received a dental.

Buddy is about 3 1/2 to 4  years old and weighs 47 lbs. He is an Australian Cattle Dog/Heeler mix.   He was found as a stray but has been someone’s pet as he is neutered.  Buddy gets along fine with other dogs, is house trained and really would like an active family and one with a fenced yard.  Buddy is a well behaved young man.  He has been brought current on vaccines and is micro chipped.

Pepper is a Border Collie-Pom mix weighing in at 30 lbs. Pepper walks well on leash, has a good recall, knows sit, wait and down. Pepper has a sweet demeanor, likes people and takes direction well from a confident leader. Once she bonds with you, she will worship you. She is calm in a calm environment. She can be snarky with others dogs if she feels she has to handle the situation on her own. Pepper will not react if she knows you are in charge.  Although Pepper currently lives with two other senior dogs, she would do best as the only dog in a home as she likes to have all of the attention and bonds to a leader.  Pepper is 7.5 years, spayed, current on her vaccines and will be micro chipped upon adoption. Some pre-paid training by a certified dog trainer who has been working with Pepper will be available for Pepper’s new owner to understand what her needs are.

Trixie was pulled from a shelter in Las Vegas in 2015 and adopted quickly. Her family’s life has become very busy and they would like her to have a home with people who can spend more time with her. She is 11 years old, spayed, microchipped and current on her shots. Trixie is deaf but still active, walks well on the leash and rides well in the car. Trixie is house trained and crate trained and uses a dog door. She loves to play ball and will entertain herself playing with a ball. She weighs 17 lbs. Trixie is fine with other dogs after a proper introduction. She loves children. She will also be receiving a senior check up, blood work and a dental on Feb. 13. Her coat is the wire hair type and does not require grooming.

Jessie is a senior black lab (12 yrs. old).  He is a very mellow, gentle guy.  His mom passed several months ago and his dad is going into a care facility.  Jessie would love a home where he can enjoy a forever family.  Jessie is house trained to a dog door and gets along well with other dogs.  He is neutered and current on vaccines.  Jessie has one foot that has been damaged from an old injury, however, he gets along just fine.  If you would consider giving Jessie a loving home, please contact us to meet this wonderful senior.

Arlo is a terrier mix and about 11 months old.  He is neutered, micro chipped and vaccinated.  Arlo has just healed from a broken leg and is now looking for his forever home. We will not consider a home with small children for this little guy.  Arlo is ready to take on the world and would like a family that will see he receives exercise and lots of attention.  A fenced yard is necessary.  Arlo is very friendly and affectionate and would enjoy another playful dog companion.

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.

FOSTER FAMILIES NEEDED

Fostering is a commitment to save one life.  Foster to save a cat or dog by providing a safe haven until adoption.  It could be the most rewarding thing in your life—saving theirs.  Contact WCFA if you are interested in fostering.  You can complete our foster application at www.wecareforanimals.org.

VALENTINES DAY PET SAFETY TIPS-ASPCA

Each year our poison control experts see a rise in cases around February 14, many involving chocolate or lilies, a flower that’s potentially fatal to cats. Valentine’s Day can be as much fun for pets as it is for humans—as long as dangerous items are kept out of paws’ reach!

Pet-Safe Bouquets
When sending a floral arrangement to someone with a cat, specify that it contain no lilies—and when receiving an arrangement, sift through and remove all dangerous flora. If your pet is suffering from symptoms such as lethargy, vomiting or diarrhea, he may have ingested an offending flower or plant. Use our online toxic and nontoxic plant libraries as visual guides of what shouldn’t be in your bouquets.

Forbidden Chocolate
Seasoned pet lovers know that all types of chocolate are potentially life-threatening when ingested by pets. Methylxanthines are caffeine-like stimulants that affect gastrointestinal, neurologic and cardiac function—they can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, seizures and an abnormally elevated heart rate. The high-fat content in lighter chocolates can potentially lead to a life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas. Go ahead and indulge, but don’t leave chocolate out for chowhounds to find.

Careful with Cocktails
Spilled wine, a half a glass of champagne or some leftover liquor are nothing to cry over until a curious pet laps them up. Because animals are smaller than humans, a little bit of alcohol can do a lot of harm, causing vomiting, diarrhea, lack of coordination, central nervous system depression, tremors, difficulty breathing, metabolic disturbances and even coma. Potentially fatal respiratory failure can also occur if a large amount is ingested.

Life Is Sweet
So don’t let pets near treats sweetened with xylitol. If ingested, gum, candy and other treats that include this sweetener can result in hypoglycemia (a sudden drop in blood sugar). This can cause your pet to suffer depression, loss of coordination and seizures.

Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Don’t let pets near roses or other thorny-stemmed flowers. Biting, stepping on or swallowing their sharp, woody spines can cause serious infection if a puncture occurs. De-thorn your roses far away from pets.

Playing with Fire
It’s nice to set your evening a-glow with candlelight, but put out the fire when you leave the room. Pawing kittens and nosy pooches can burn themselves or cause a fire by knocking over unattended candles.

Wrap It Up
Gather up tape, ribbons, bows, wrapping paper, cellophane and balloons after presents have been opened—if swallowed, these long, stringy and “fun-to-chew” items can get lodged in your pet’s throat or digestive tract, causing her to choke or vomit.

The Furry Gift of Life?
Giving a cuddly puppy or kitten may seem a fitting Valentine’s Day gift—however, returning a pet you hadn’t planned on is anything but romantic. Companion animals bring with them a lifelong commitment, and choosing a pet for someone else doesn’t always turn out right.