small-dc-spring-2015Dog'Cruces Spring 2015 Issue on stands!

Dog Cruces Spring 2015 issue is available on stands at local businesses, veterinarian's offices and more.

This issue is brings up the subject of Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Questions for the Vet, Mouth Watering (Drowling) Walter Wingman recipes and lots more!!

Pick up your copy today!

Please help keep "BLUE" alive! cherishedk-9-blue

Blue was recently picked up as a stray.  His microchip traced back to someone in California who gave him away several years ago.  He appears to have been out on his own for quite a while.  We need to raise $1000.00 for his heartworm treatment and medications and.  Without it he will die a slow painful death! 
He also needs a foster home that can take care of him while he goes through the treatment.  He will need to be kept "low key" for a few months. 
Blue is a sweet and gentle boy who does not deserve a horrible death.  Please help him by donating today!   Donations to Cherished K-9 All Breed Rescue are tax deductible!    Also, if you are able to foster him, contact the rescue at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Cherished K-9 All Breed Rescue (Cherished K-9's) is a special fund under the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico (CFSNM), a 501(c)(3) non-profit. 

MAIL A CHECK:  Make check payable to "Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico" or "CFSNM" and annotate "Cherished K-9 All Breed Rescue" in the memo section.  Mail to CFSNM, 301 South Church Street, Suite H, Las Cruces NM 88001.  CFSNM will mail you a receipt for your records and tax purposes.

Go to www.cfsnm.org, click on "Donors", then click on "Donate Online" and enter "Cherished K-9 All Breed Rescue" in the Designation section. You will receive an email receipt from the "Network for Good" for your records and tax purposes. Thank you for your support!
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8th Annual MUTT SHOW

SATURDAY, April 25th

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will welcome a host of pets, vendors, sponsors and community members to its 8th Annual Mutt Show to benefit the shelter.  The event will take place Saturday, April 25, with registration beginning at 9 a.m., followed by the Mutt Strut at 10 a.m.

The event will run until 3 p.m. on the New Mexico State University campus, just southeast of the Barnes & Noble student bookstore at the corner of University and Jordan. 

Pet owners can register their mutts in one or more of 10 categories, including biggest paws, most obedient, and best costume. The entry fee is $5 per category or $20 for unlimited participation.

Adoptions also will be facilitated at the Mutt Show, as well as K-9 demonstrations and Frisbee demonstrations

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April 18th, 5pm at Red Hawk Golf Club. 

People of all ages, plus dogs (adult, vaccinated, behaved, leashed).  The run will be around 9 holes of the Red Hawk Golf Course.  Post-Run Cook-Out with music, karaoke from Star Entertainment, DJ, plus bouncy house, sumo wrestling ring, and lawn games for the kids.

Register for the race at active.com

For more information call Jennifer Moscato at Red Hawk (575-373-8100) or Jan Wright at ASCMV (575-382-0018 x29) or go online golflascruces.com and ascmv.org (Click on image)

ASCMV Off-Site Pet Adoption Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley staff and volunteers will facilitate dog, cat, puppy and kitten adoptions this Saturday, April 18th. In addition to adoptions from the shelter site, adoptions also will take place at two off-site pet adoption events.

  • From 8:30 a.m. to noon, adoptions will take place 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.
  • From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., adoptions also will be facilitated at PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, 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.

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.

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