FOUR OFF-SITE PET-ADOPTION EVENTS SLATED THIS WEEKEND

FOUR OFF-SITE PET-ADOPTION EVENTS SLATED THIS WEEKEND

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will facilitate dog, cat, puppy and kitten adoptions this weekend. In addition to adoptions from the shelter site, adoptions also will take place at off-site pet adoption events.

On Saturday, March 29, adoptions will take place: 1) From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Farmer’s Market in downtown Las Cruces. Dogs available for adoption will be located at the north end of the mall. Cats can be adopted from the offices of the Center for Spiritual Living at the north end of the mall, across from the site where the dog adoptions take place; 2) From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, also in Las Cruces; and 3) From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts at 2401 N. Main St., also in Las Cruces.

On Sunday, March 30, adoptions will be facilitated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tractor Supply Store at 1440 W. Picacho, also 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.

Daily cat adoptions are available at both PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, and Pet’s Barn, 1600 S. Valley Dr., both in Las Cruces.

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.