PET-ADOPTION EVENTS SLATED ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 14; FOURTH ANNUAL ‘CRUISIN’ FOR CRITTERS’ SCHEDULED

PET-ADOPTION EVENTS SLATED ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 14; FOURTH ANNUAL ‘CRUISIN’ FOR CRITTERS’ SCHEDULED

 

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will facilitate dog, cat, puppy and kitten adoptions this Saturday, Sept. 14. In addition to adoptions from the shelter site, adoptions also will take place at two off-site pet adoption events.

Adoptions will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., adoptions also will be facilitated at PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman.

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.

Daily cat adoptions are available at both PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, and Pet’s Barn, 1600 S. Valley Dr., both in Las Cruces.

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 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.

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 donations of dog crates, towels, blankets and long-strand shredded paper. Volunteers also are needed to assist with animal care and socializing.

FOURTH ANNUAL ‘CRUISIN’ FOR CRITTERS’ SCHEDULED

The Fourth Annual ‘Cruisin’ for Critters’ motorcycle fun run will be staged Saturday, Oct. 12, benefitting ACTion Program for Animals.

The event costs $15 per rider. On the morning of the event, sign-ins will be facilitated from 10 a.m. to noon at Las Cruces Motor Sports at 2125 S. Valley Dr., in Las Cruces.

The ride will culminate at the Blue Moon Bar in Radium Springs, where live music, raffles and prizes will be featured. Las Cruces radio personality K.C. Counts will emcee the after-party from 3-6 p.m. Meals will be served at 4 p.m.

Entrance to the after party for non-riders will cost $12 each. Riders and attendees under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the after-party events.

To register, or to get more information, call (575) 621-4942.