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DogCruces Fall 2013 Issue on stands!
Dogcruces Fall Issue is available on stands at local businesses, veterinarian's offices and more. Pick up your copy today
Cruces Canines 'Santa Paws'
Sunday, December 8th, 2013 at 4pm. at Andeles Dog House 1983 Calle Del Norte in Old Mesilla.
Well behaved and leased dogs welcome. Dog owners are invited to dress up their pets (optional) in a costume or with an accessory item to reflect the holiday theme. Ribbons will be awarded for different categories. Door prizes and raffles are part of the event. Admission $5.
For further information, call Jean at 575-522-2529 or email
Proceeds benefit ACTion Programs for Animals and Humane Society of Southern New Mexico. (Click on image for larger view)
ASCMV: Pet Adoption Events
"The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct off-site pet adoption events this Saturday, December 7th. Available for adoption will be dogs, puppies, cats and kittens.
- Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday 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.
- Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, adoptions also will be facilitated at PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, also in Las Cruces.
Adoption fees are $75 for dogs/ puppies and $50 for kittens. Adult cats (over one year old) are free during the entire month of June. All adoptions include 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.
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
4th Annual Critter Christmas
Thursday, December 12th from 6pm-10pm at the Las Cruces Convention Center (680 E. University)
Well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome! Please no Flexi leashes.
A night of entertainment, with performances by NMSU Dance Sport Team, Best-Dressed Dog Contest, Photo Booth, Dog Treat Buffet, Live & Silent Auction, Door Prizes, No-host Bar & Food, Dancing and Music.
Proceeds Benefit: DACHS, SNAP and ASCMV
Tickets are $50 and available at American Classifieds, Better Life Pet Foods, Enchanted Gardens and SNAP/DACHS office or online at www.donaanacountyhumanesocietyinc.org www.holdmyticket.com/event/150413
For table reservation or sponsorship info call 575-642-2648. (Click on image for flyer)
Cat Adoptions at Local Retail Locations
Daily cat adoptions are available at both PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, and Pet’s Barn, 1600 S. Valley Dr., both in Las Cruces by the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV). For further information, call the ASCMV at (575) 382-0018, or visit the website at www.ascmv.org.
There are also daily cat adoptions available at PetSmart, 2200 E. Lohman by Humane Society of Southern New Mexico (HSSNM). For further information contact Evelyn at (575) 650-6746, or visit the website at www.hssnm.org
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The First 60 Minutes
"From the minute a dog or cat sets paw inside an animal control vehicle or shelter, the clock is ticking on decisions, procedures and practices that can spell health or illness - even life or death - for that animal."
Please make a difference in the lives of our shelter pets. You can learn more by going to the Maddie's Fund at www.maddiesfund.org/Resource_Library/The_First_60_Minutes
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