Animal Shelter Seeks Public Help In Boxer Overload

Animal Shelter Seeks Public Help In Boxer Overload
Photo Courtesy of Animal Services Center of Mesilla Valley
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POSTED: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 4:11pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 3:03pm

In less than a month, the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley has taken in 38 Boxers and Boxer-mix dogs, an unusually high number for the shelter. In an effort to find them new homes, the shelter is reaching out to the public for help.

“We can’t explain the recent spike in this particular breed,” said shelter director Dr. Beth Vesco-Mock, “but we are still operating over capacity. In order to save these dogs, we need to get the word out about adoptions. We’re also working with rescues locally and throughout the southwest that are able to take them in.”

The shelter makes every alternative to euthanasia, according to Vesco-Mock, but she advises that the best prevention is still spaying and neutering your pets.

“We just can’t stress that enough,” Vesco-Mock said.

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley offers low-cost spaying and neuter services to the public. For more information, or to learn more about adopting or fostering at pet, call the shelter at (575) 382-0018.
  

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Euthenize the useless breed. Along with pits.

BOXERS ARE THE MOST LOYAL DOGS IN THE WORLD THEY GET ALONG WITH SIBBLINGS AS WELL AS WITH CHILDREN OTHER DOGS AND CATS I LOVE BOXERS TO DEATH IF I HAD A HOUSE INSTEAD OF AN APT. I WOULD BECOME A FOSTER PARENT FOR ALL THE BOXERS YOU HAVE THERE IN THE SHELTER OR EVEN ADOPT THEM ALL! I HAVE FOUR CHIHUAHUA'S2 T-CUPS AND 2 TOYS AND YES SPAYED AND NEUTURED! PEOPLE PLEASE HAVE YOUR PETS NUETURES OR SPAYED CAUSE LOOK THERE THE ONE'S THAT ARE SUFFERING DAM! WHEN I WAS RENTING A HOUSE I HAD 4 BOXER'S!

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