Pet adoption opportunities Saturday

Doña Ana County

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct two off-site pet adoption events on Saturday. Available for adoption will be dogs, puppies, cats and kittens.

Adoptions will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at the Farmer’s Market in downtown Las Cruces. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., adoptions also will be facilitated at Pet’s Barn, 1600 S. Valley Drive 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 Pet’s Barn 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.

For more information, call the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley at (575) 382-0018, or visit the website at 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.

You can also visit the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley’s Facebook page for information about the Pet of the Week and other services and news items. The facility is in need of volunteers, as well as donations of dog crates, towels, blankets and long-strand shredded paper.

In other companion-animal news, Action Program for Animals (APA) will hold a low-cost vaccination clinic this Saturday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Blue Moon Bar, 13060 U.S. 85, north of Las Cruces. The event is cash-only, with prices as follows: Rabies vaccination, $5; Dog combination vaccine, $10; Cat combination vaccine, $10; Heartworm prevention (6 months), $10; and de-worming, $5. A flea/tick dip will be available by donation. For more information, call APA at (575) 644-0505.

The Humane Society of Southern New Mexico continues to operate its Pet Help Line for lost and missing pets at (575) 523-8020.




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