PET ADOPTION EVENTS SCHEDULED SATURDAY, JULY 24

PET ADOPTION EVENTS SCHEDULED SATURDAY, JULY 24

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct two pet adoption events this weekend. Available for adoption will be dogs, puppies, cats and kittens.
Adoptions will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Farmer’s Market in downtown Las Cruces.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2010, adoptions also will be facilitated at PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, 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.

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.

In other companion-animal news, the Humane Society of Southern New Mexico will host an information table at Sam's Club, 2711 N. Telshor Blvd., on Friday, July 23, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information on HSSNM programs and services will be provided, including literature and materials on pet care, spay/neuter and related animal-welfare topics.

The HSSNM also will hold an adoption event on Saturday, July 24, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PetSmart, 2200 E. Lohman, in Las Cruces. In addition to adoptable dogs and cats, the event will feature an information/outreach table.