Welcome to the Mesquite Animal Shelter team fundraising page!

Event: October 26, 2019
Team: Mesquite Animal Shelter
Fundraising Goal: $25,000.00
Goal Progress: 84%

$21,115.00 $25,000.00

2019 Strut Your Mutt Day

Mesquite Animal Shelter

With the population of Mesquite growing at a record pace, the canine population is growing too!

Dogs need safe places to play and socialize in order to be happy and healthy, so to meet public interest and need, the City of Mesquite has proposed the creation of a new dog park on Hardy Way.

To that end, the Mesquite Animal Shelter is participating in this year’s national Strut Your Mutt, a fundraiser sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society. The shelter’s goal is to raise $25,000 during the event and is asking for the community to contribute to the dog park project to help expand and enhance recreational space for dogs in Mesquite.

The proposed dog park is a joint project of the Animal Control and Athletics & Leisure Services departments of the City of Mesquite. The park would be available to Mesquite dog owners to provide exercise and socialization for their pets as well as to help save lives at the shelter by providing a place for shelter dogs learn positive interactions with people and other pets that will help them be ready for adoption.

“If everyone in Mesquite were to contribute the equivalent of $2 per person, we’d easily reach our goal,” said Joe Macias, animal control manager.

The City of Mesquite officially designated the Animal Shelter as a “No Kill” facility last September. The shelter is a member of the Best Friends Network which is comprised of hundreds of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and other animal welfare groups in all 50 states that are committed to saving the lives of homeless pets through effective adoption, spay/neuter and intake prevention programs.

How You Can Help

All donations go directly to the Mesquite Animal Shelter to contribute to the construction of the new dog park.  You can donate online here by following the prompts.  

To donate by check or cash:
We can accept checks made out to “Mesquite Animal Shelter” with “Strut Your Mutt” in the memo line. Checks can be dropped off at the shelter at 795 Hardy Way or sent via U.S. Mail to Mesquite Animal Shelter, 695 Mayan Circle, Mesquite, NV 89027.

Cash donation jars are available at the Animal Shelter and the Mesquite Rec Center.

How Dog Parks Enhance Communities

  • Public dog parks benefit everyone, even those who do not have dogs. Dog parks make the community safer by offering a secure area for dogs to play and socialize, without getting in the way of others. Fenced off from other public areas, dog parks help ensure off-leash dogs do not annoy patrons outside of the park. Dog parks give dogs access to more exercise lessening the amount behavioral issues, such as barking, that may cause neighbors to call Animal Control. Finally, parks help communities become more pet-friendly as a whole.
  • Having recreational opportunities to share with a pet dog has been shown to increase opportunities to exercise, get outside, and socialize. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels. Pets can help manage loneliness and depression by providing companionship, and studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their owners.
  • Public dog parks allow dogs to get ample off-leash exercise and social activity with other dogs. When dogs get the physical and mental exercise they need, humans are able to notice a decrease in the level of troublesome behavior from their dogs, according to the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). If dogs are well-behaved and relaxed, they are less at risk for being surrendered by a frustrated owner. Dogs remaining in their homes lessens the impact on community sheltering resources.

 

 

 

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Best Friends, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, operates the nation's largest sanctuary for homeless animals; provides adoption, spay/neuter, and educational programs.

© 2019 Best Friends Animal Society. All Rights Reserved.

Best Friends, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, operates the nation's largest sanctuary for homeless animals; provides adoption, spay/neuter, and educational programs.