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Looking for a furry friend this holiday season?

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 10:41am

The Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley wants to help you adopt a new furry friend this holiday season.

They'll have dogs, cats, puppies and kittens up for adoption Saturday, December 14.

In addition to adoptions from the shelter site, adoptions also will take place at off-site pet adoption events.

Adoptions will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Farmer's Market in downtown Las Cruces.

Dogs available for adoption will be located at the north end of the mall. Cats can be adopted from the offices of the Center for Spiritual Living at the north end of the mall, across from the site where the dog adoptions take place.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., adoptions also will be facilitated at PetCo, 3050 E. Lohman, also 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 PetCo 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 more information, call the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley at (575) 382-0018, or visit the website at www.ascmv.org.

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