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.
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