SHELTER OFFERS REDUCED CINCO DE MAYO ADOPTION RATE

SHELTER OFFERS REDUCED CINCO DE MAYO ADOPTION RATE

For three days, anyone looking to adopt a pet from the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley can take advantage of a special Cinco de Mayo discount.

From May 3-5, the adoption fee for dogs and cats will be $18.62, a nod to the Mexican army’s historic victory at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Adoption fees are usually $75 for dogs/puppies and $50 for cats/kittens. The fee includes age-appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip.

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley is open for adoptions Friday, May 4 from 12-6 p.m. and from 12-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at 3551 Bataan Memorial West. Pets adopted during the off-site adoption fair at the Farmer’s Market can also get the Cinco de Mayo discount, and also at Petco, 3050 East Lohman, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Last year, the shelter successfully placed 62 animals during its Cinco de Mayo adoption special. For more information, contact the shelter directly, (575) 382-0018.
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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Public Information Communication Specialist Kelly Jameson at (575) 386-4302.