PET ADOPTION EVENTS SCHEDULED SATURDAY AT GAY PRIDE AND AT PETCO

PET ADOPTION EVENTS SCHEDULED SATURDAY AT GAY PRIDE AND AT PETCO

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct pet adoption events at two sites this weekend. Available for adoption will be dogs, puppies, cats and kittens.
The first event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Pioneer Women’s Park in Downtown Las Cruces, in conjunction with the 2009 Las Cruces Gay Pride Celebration. The second event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Petco, 3050 E, Lohman, in Las Cruces.

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

In addition, microchipping for pets that already have homes will be available to the public for $20, and city pet licenses will be available for $5 each. Pet owners 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. People who are hearing-impaired can call (575) 541-2182.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.