Simple Tips Protect Beloved Pets

 February 14 National Pet Theft Awareness Day

 This important day is intended to increase public awareness of pet theft as well as everyday responsible pet care

Nearly two million companion animals are stolen each year: many abducted from their yards to be used in dog fighting rings, sold to research laboratories or puppy mills, or used for dissection or other sadistic acts. There are simple steps per owners can take to ensure the safety of their pets:

 1) Keep pets indoors when not at home

2) Ensure proper identification with a collar and I.D. tag and identification microchip

3) Spay and neuter pets: sterilized pets are less likely to roam

4) Keep dogs on leashes when outside and keep cats indoors

5) Never leave an animal unattended in a vehicle

6) Ensure that gates are padlocked and fences are high enough and secure

7) Keep pet licenses current and keep a current photo of pets on hand

8) If pet is missing call the Animal shelter to leave animal description, last know location and your contact information.

9) Post lost pet information in your neighborhood, veterinarian offices, groomers and local markets. 

 It is a tragedy that any pet owner should suffer the heartbreak of a stolen pet.

 If you believe your pet has been stolen, do not delay in filing a theft report by contacting the local authorities. Pet thefts often occur in groups within the same neighborhoods, and prompt reporting will increase your odds of recovering your animals and preventing additional thefts.

 Featured Dog Kylo Ren

 Would you look at this handsome boy!! He is a very super active dog! He is going to do best in a home that has experience with this type of dog breed. He is very friendly and playful. He is only 1 year old. Kylo Ren is housebroken and does fine on the leash. He loves having someone with him and is very smart.

 Other available dogs

 Leah-Super active. Loves to go on walks and play with toys. She is a people dog

Bruno- Best dog ever. Super friendly and thinks he is a lap dog.

Mello- fluffy and fun. Knows lots of commands. Likes people

Featured cat- Sugar

 Sugar is a bit of a big girl, but it’s nothing a proper diet won’t fix! I say she’s as big as she is because of the size of her heart. Quite the talker, she’s never short on meows and always big on purrs! She’s content lying around in the presence of someone she knows will love and take goodCARE.  Do to quite a few changes in her life she was having difficulty adjusting to the last home she was in and ended up at the shelter.

 Other available cats

 Monty. Beautiful markings. Loves being petted, Not a lap cat

If you’d like to visit with our adoptable pets, PLEASE CALL TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT (702) 346-5268. The shelter is open, but an appointment is required prior to arrival. Thank you!


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