Day World Spay/Neuter World Spay Day—the last Tuesday of February  

Your female pet will live a longer, healthier life.  Risk of mammary gland tumors, ovarian and/or uterine cancer which is fatal in about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats is reduced or eliminated, especially if done before the first heat cycle. 

Neutering provides major health benefits for your male.
Besides preventing unwanted litters, neutering your male companion Risk of testicular cancer is eliminated, and decreases incidence of prostate disease 

Your spayed female won’t go into heat.
While cycles can vary, female felines usually go into heat four to five days every three weeks during breeding season.  

Your male dog won’t want to roam away from home.
An intact male will do just about anything to find a mate! That includes digging his way under the fence and escaping from the house. And once he’s free to roam, he risks injury in traffic and fights with other males.  

Your neutered male will be much better behaved.
Neutered cats and dogs focus their attention on their human families. On the other hand, unneutered dogs and cats may mark their territory by spraying strong-smelling urine. Many aggression problems can be avoided by early neutering.  

Spaying or neutering will NOT make your pet fat.
Don’t use that old excuse! Lack of exercise and overfeeding will cause your pet to pack on the extra pounds—not neutering. Your pet will remain fit and trim as long as you continue to provide exercise and monitor food intake.  

It is highly cost-effective.
The cost of your pet’s spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of having and caring for a litter. It also beats the cost of treatment when your unneutered pet escapes and gets into fights with the neighborhood stray!

Spaying and neutering your pet is good for the community.
Stray animals pose a real problem in many parts of the country. They can prey on wildlife, cause car accidents, damage the local fauna and frighten children. Spaying and neutering packs a powerful punch in reducing the number of animals on the streets.

Your pet doesn’t need to have a litter for your children to learn about the miracle of birth.
Letting your pet produce offspring you have no intention of keeping is not a good lesson for your children—especially when so many unwanted animals end up in shelters. There are tons of books and videos available to teach your children about birth in a more responsible way.  

Spaying and neutering helps fight pet overpopulation.
It helps to reduce companion animal overpopulation. The surplus is in the millions in the United States. Cats are 45 times as prolific, and dogs 15 times as prolific, as humans. They do not need our help to expand their numbers; they need our help to reduce their numbers until there are good homes for them all. 

Mesquite City Ordinance 10-7-1: MANDATORY SPAY/NEUTER OF DOGS AND CATS:  

Subject to the exceptions provided in this chapter, no person shall harbor within the city of Mesquite any dog or cat over the age of six (6) months that has not been spayed or neutered  

Featured Dog- Bella 

2 1/2 years Hi, I’m Bella, and I have just one question for you: Do you have a ball? It can be a tennis ball or a big squishy ball or really any kind of spherical object that I can gleefully fetch before happily romping around with it in my mouth. I will bring it back to you, drop it and bark so you know I am ready for you to throw the ball again. Whether you’re looking for a jogging partner or a hiking companion or someone to tug on the other end of a rope with you, I’m your girl (and a pretty one at that, so I’m told. 


Other available dogs 


Nike-Wonderful dog. Needs to be with people. Loves everyone 

Diesel- Puppy Will need lots of exercise. Loves to play ball 

Jacob- Nice dog. Calm loves everyone 

Hulk-Big name for a great dog. Loves everyone 


Features cat- Pekoe 

I am special little girl, I was adopted from the shelter  a year and a half ago as a baby. My people could no longer keep me so I am back at the shelter looking for a new home. I am sweet, calm, and loving, but I do have to admit, I am a tad shy. I’m not really shy by nature, I’m just a little unsure of my surroundings right now! I have some timidness about strange people and strange surroundings. I know what would really help me come out of my shell, though….a loving home and family. If only someone would come meet me, fall in love with me, and take me to my forever home, I know that would make me the happiest, most loving cat there ever was! I sure hope that someone comes soon! 


At this time there are no other cats for adoption 

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