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					                              PET-ADOPTION EVENTS SLATED
                              SATURDAY, NOV. 19


                              The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct
                              two off-site pet adoption events on Saturday, Nov. 19. Available
                              for adoption will be dogs, puppies, cats and kittens.

Adoptions will take place from 9 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 Southwest Environmental Center just north of the Rio
Grandé Theater.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., adoptions also will be facilitated at Pet’s Barn, 1600 S. Valley Dr., 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 Pet’s Barn 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.

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 volunteers, as well as donations of dog crates, towels, blankets and long-strand shredded
paper.

				
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