TWO PET-ADOPTION EVENTS SLATED SATURDAY, SEPT. 17

TWO PET-ADOPTION EVENTS SLATED SATURDAY, SEPT. 17

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct two off-site pet adoption events on Saturday, Sept. 17. 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 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., adoptions also will be facilitated at the Strut Your Mutt event at Young Park, also in Las Cruces. People who want to participate in Strut Your Mutt can rent a dog to walk for only $5.

Adoption fees are $75 for dogs/ puppies and $50 for cats/kittens. The fee includes the first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip.

Although not available at these off-site events, visitors to the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley offices can purchase microchips for pets that already have homes for $20, and city pet licenses are 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 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.