The Mesquite Animal Shelter placed 107 pets in homes in August, national Clear the Shelters month.
Animal Services hosted a special one-day event on Aug. 26 with free adoptions and offered discounted adoption fees throughout the month when people donated jars of jelly, peanut butter or seed butter to the City’s Spread the Love campaign.
“Between Spread the Love and our event, August was a great month,” said Hugo Espinoza, Animal Services Manager. “More than 250 people visited on Aug. 26. There was such positive energy. It was exciting to see so many wonderful pets find forever homes.”
To keep the momentum going, Animal Services is offering $25 adoption fees for all available dogs and cats throughout the month of September as a “Fall in Love with Your Next Pet” special. Adoption fees include vaccinations, sterilization, and microchipping.
Clear The Shelters was started in 2015 by NBCUniversal Local and is now cohosted with Telemundo. The nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign runs every August. Across the country, Clear The Shelters has helped more than 1 million pets find new homes. So far, an estimated 135,000 adoptions have been recorded for the 2023 campaign.
To see the pets currently available for adoption, please visit www.cityofmesquite.com/AnimalsInTheShelter. Not able to adopt? Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/AnimalServices to find out how you can volunteer at the shelter and make financial contributions or donations of items.
The Mesquite Animal Shelter is located at 1650 Gross Road in Mesquite. Regular operating hours are 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The shelter is open from 1-5:30 p.m. on Saturday and is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.