Pet adoptions set Saturday, Sunday

The Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley will conduct pet adoption events Saturday and Sunday, with dogs, puppies, cats and kittens looking for new homes.

Adoptions will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Farmer's Market in downtown Las Cruces.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, adoptions also will take place at the Renaissance Craft Fair at Young Park in Las Cruces.

Adoption fees are $75 for dogs/ puppies and $50 for cats/kittens. The fee includes the first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip.

At the Renaissance Craft Fair event, microchipping for pets that already have homes will be available to the public for $20, and city pet licenses will be available to neutered pets for $5 each. Licenses for unneutered pets are $25 each. Proof of spay/neuter is required before a $5 license will be issued. Pet owners also must bring current proof of rabies vaccination for each animal to be licensed.

Daily cat adoptions are available at both PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, and Pet's Barn, 1600 S. Valley Dr., both in Las Cruces.

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley also offers low-cost spay/neuter operations at the rate of $35 for dogs and $25 for cats. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the shelter offices.

For further information, call the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley at (575) 382-0018, or visit the website at www.ascmv.org. People who are hearing-impaired can

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