World Spay/Neuter World Spay Day—was the last Tuesday of February

Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.  Risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats is reduced or eliminated, especially if done before the first heat cycle.

Neutering provides major health benefits for your male.
Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, and decreases incidence of prostate disease

Your spayed female won’t go into heat.
While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season.

Your male dog won’t want to roam away from home.
An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate! That includes digging his way under the fence and escaping from the house. And once he’s free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other males. 

Your neutered male will be much better behaved.
Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering. 

Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat.
Don’t use that old excuse! Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack on the extra pounds—not neutering. Your pet will remain fit and trim as long as you continue to provide exercise and monitor food intake. 

It is highly cost-effective.
The cost of your pet’s spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of having and caring for a litter. It also beats the cost of treatment when your unneutered pet escapes and gets into fights with the neighborhood stray!

Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community.
Stray animals pose a real problem in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, damage the local fauna and frighten children. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets.

Your pet doesn’t need to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of birth.
Letting your pet produce offspring you have no intention of keeping is not a good lesson for your children—especially when so many unwanted animals end up in shelters. There are tons of books and videos available to teach your children about birth in a more responsible way. 

Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.
It helps to reduce companion animal overpopulation. The surplus is in the millions in the United States. Cats are 45 times as prolific, and dogs 15 times as prolific, as humans. They do not need our help to expand their numbers; they need our help to reduce their numbers until there are good homes for them all.

Featured dog- Honey

She is a strong girl , that doesn’t know her own strength. She may push/jump for attention, but she is learning to wait. Honey knows sit and down, is house trained, and is very sweet. She loves to play with toys and fetch, but she does have toy guarding issues. She is very attentive and wants to learn.

Max- He 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 high fenced yard where he can run around would be best. He is very active. He bonds quickly and does not like being alone.


Peanut – Senior Takes time to get to know you and feel comfortable around people. Loves playing, going for walks and snuggles. No children.

Featured cat-  Pandora

Pandora is a  1 year old beautiful gray/brown spotted tabby. She is shy but loves attention. She will come when called and is enjoying being held and petted. She is learning to play with toys.

Other available cats

Miss Kitty- She is a quiet lady. She is a little shy but is easily handled and likes being petted and getting attention. Nice cat

Kiki Dee- Beautiful SENIOR likes to be left alone unless she comes to you for affection. She watches everyone and everything going on around her. Very talkative. Quiet home no young children please.



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.

Please also check our Facebook pages for lost and found animals along with pet information.  and