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SHELTER OFFERS OCTOBER SPECIAL FOR PIT BULL OWNERS
The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley is extending a discounted rate for Doña Ana County owners of pit bull terriers to promote responsible dog ownership and reduce the number of puppies that are surrendered to the shelter.
During the month of October, pit bull owners can have their dog(s) spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated against rabies for $30.
Pit bull terriers are one of the most common breeds seen at the shelter, and contribute greatly to the number of dogs that are euthanized every week. Since May 2008, the shelter has taken in more than 11,000 pit bull terriers. Of those, about 60 percent were euthanized. Only 767 were adopted out and an additional 385 were sent to pit bull rescue organizations.
Anyone who would like to schedule an appointment to have their pit bull spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated can call the shelter for an appointment at 575-382-0018.
Pits for Peace Walk
3rd Annual Pits for Peace Walk
PITS for Peace Walk event is on October 25th (11am-3pm) at Young Park in the bandstand area. It is in celebration of Pit Bull Awareness Day as well as a celebration of the loving nature of all dogs, and all who are leashed and well-behaved are welcome.
Walk starts at 1pm. First 100 registrants get a FREE totebag. There will be food vendors, raffles, live music, pet adoptions.
For more information call or sponsorship call 575-373-0159 or www.actionprogramsforanimals.org (Click on image for larger view)
ASCMV Off-Site Pet Adoption Events and Volunteer Opportunities
Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley staff and volunteers will facilitate dog, cat, puppy and kitten adoptions this Saturday, October 25th. In addition to adoptions from the shelter site, adoptions also will take place at two off-site pet adoption events.
- From 8:30 a.m. to noon, adoptions will take place at the Farmer’s Market in downtown Las Cruces. Dogs available for adoption will be located at the north end of the mall. Cats can be adopted from the offices of the Center for Spiritual Living at the north end of the mall, across from the site where the dog adoptions take place.
- From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., adoptions also will be facilitated at PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, also in Las Cruces.
Adoption fees are $75 for dogs/ puppies and $50 for cats/kittens. The fee includes the first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip.
At the PetCo event, microchipping for pets that already have homes will be available to the public for $20, and city pet licenses will be available to neutered pets for $5 each. Licenses for unneutered pets are $25 each. Proof of spay/neuter is required before a $5 license will be issued. Pet owners also must bring current proof of rabies vaccination for each animal to be licensed.
The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley also offers low-cost spay/neuter operations at the rate of $35 for dogs and $25 for cats. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the shelter offices.
- Dedicated transport drivers who are able to handle rambunctious adult dogs and puppies are needed for transport services on Saturday mornings in conjunction with off-site adoption initiatives. Volunteers must be 18 or older with valid registration, driver’s license and insurance. An application form can be obtained by contacting the shelter’s volunteer coordinator at
. To be considered, you must be able to handle large, rambunctious dogs and playful puppies. Training courses will be provided to selected applicants. Orientation and training provided and required prior to volunteering with ASCMV.
- Volunteers are also needed to assist with animal care and socializing, as well as helping to facilitate cat adoptions on Saturdays at the Farmer’s Market. To apply, contact
For further information, call the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley at (575) 382-0018, or visit the website at www.ascmv.org. People who are hearing-impaired can call (575) 541-2182. Shelter hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Big Kitty Fix Clinics (make appointment)
Spay or Neuter Your Cat! Dates for "Big Kitty Fix" Clinics
Upcoming clinic dates for low-cost spay-neuter for the Dona Ana County "Big Kitty Fix" w/contact info for appointments are listed below. Clinics will be held at the SNAP Office at 2405 W. Picacho.
- Saturday, September 27th
- Saturday, October 11th
- Saturday, November 8th
- Saturday, December 13th
Please contact Michelle Corella (
or 575-639-3036) or Anne Markman (
or 575-993-8840) for more information or to make an appointment. The suggested co-pay is $37.00 and this includes the surgery, a rabies shot, a microchip and an ear tip if the cat is feral. (Click on image for larger view)
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