99 Animals find homes
Las Cruces — Staff and volunteers with the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley facilitated 99 adoptions during the tax-free weekend, the fourth consecutive year the shelter has offered free adoptions during the state-sponsored, back-to-school fiscal holiday.
The adoptions were placed at several off-site locations and at the main shelter on Bataan Memorial East.
In addition to the 99 tax-free adoptions, all seven heartworm-positive dogs that were looking for forever homes last week also were adopted out.
Shelter staff said that while the weekend numbers were positive, there are more animals at the shelter in need of permanent placements, including Kirsten, the shelter’s Pet of the Week.
Kirsten is a two-year-old calico with a mellow disposition. She is mostly white with orange and black markings around her face. She is also a polydactyl, which means she has extra toes.
All animals up for adoption, including Kirsten, can be seen during regular hours at the main shelter, Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and on the weekends from noon to 5 p.m.
For more information, call the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley at (575) 382-0018, or visit their website at www.ascmv.org. People who are hearing-impaired can call (575) 541-2182. You can also visit the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley’s Facebook page for information about Kristen and other pets available for adoption.