PET ADOPTION EVENTS SLATED SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND TUESDAY

PET ADOPTION EVENTS SLATED SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND TUESDAY

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct four pet adoption events beginning Saturday. Available for adoption will be dogs, puppies, cats and kittens.
Adoptions will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at the Farmer’s Market in downtown Las Cruces.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, adoptions also will be facilitated at PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, in Las Cruces.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, adoptions will be facilitated at City Play Day in Young Park.

From 10 1.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, adoptions will be facilitated on the north lawn of the Doña Ana County Government Center as part of World Rabies Awareness Day. That event also will feature free rabies shots to residents who can show proof of government assistance and $5 rabies shots for all others. The event also will feature a pet-food drive and vouchers for low-cost spay/neuter operations.

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.

For further information, call the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley at (575) 382-0018, or visit the website at www.ascmv.com. People who are hearing-impaired can call (575) 541-2182.