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Animal Shelter 03-23-14

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 The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home! Dogs and cats are great at chasing away the blues on cold nights, so come adopt a new friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of the adorable adoptable animals:

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petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

 

SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday — Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends. Thank you Los Alamos for visiting the shelter and giving adoptable animals their forever homes!

 

Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals, or cats and dogs currently in foster care.

All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.

 

CATS

The shelter’s dog population has gone down considerably, but now are cat population is rising! It’s always a great time to adopt a new friend.

 Aleah — A 5-year-old spayed female with the most beautiful coat! She is a long-haired, calico, and she would love for you to come see how soft her fur is! She likes to observe the cat room from her perch atop the cat tower, but she will quickly come down for attention when a friendly volunteer walks in the door. She relishes attention from humans, but she can get easily worked up, so she would most likely be better with older, gentle, supervised kids rather than young children. She is also reported to do well with other respectful cats and even dogs if given a proper introduction! Aleah also sticks out the very tip of her tongue when she’s happy — it’s very cute!

 DQ — An 8-year-old, neutered, male Manx cat who lost his home due to a divorce. DQ likes the comfort and security of his own space, so he is currently in his own cage where he can hang out without being bothered by other cats. He is very frightened by new situations, so it might take him some time to adjust to a new home, but he would certainly love the comfort and security of a forever home and person! At the shelter, DQ now comes out of his bed and rolls around for pets from volunteers. His cute little bobtail always surprises shelter visitors! He can be easily frightened by loud noises and changing situations, so he would do best in a home without children.

 Django — This gray, 9-month-old, male kitten was just surrendered and is still a little frightened. He’ll be neutered and vaccinated and ready for adoption soon, so stay tuned as shelter staff and volunteers get to know this little guy!

 Kleo — A lovely, long-haired, tortie who is mourning the loss of her longtime guardian. It’s hard on an 11-year-old cat to lose her lifetime best friend, and Kleo is trying to adapt to shelter life while she awaits discovery by someone who will comfort her. She would like a patient, quiet indoor home with gentle people who will give her all of the love and attention that she deserves!

Mountain — Mountain is a dapper, young, neutered, male kitty. He is white with a black mask. He was originally part of a feral cat colony living on Alabama Street, and he lived in a foster home before coming to the shelter. While in foster care, he learned that humans can actually be nice, and he is learning to accept and appreciate gentle pets from volunteers. For more information about adopting Mountain, call his sponsor at 470-6973. He would like a home with gentle, supervised, older children only.

 Sassy — A big and beautiful, 6-year-old, chocolate point Siamese. Her coloring is so dark that at first glance she looks like a lovely black cat with blue eyes. This spayed female was surrendered for always hiding from the other animals in her home, but she is adjusting to life with other cats in the shelter’s cat room, as long as she has the opportunity to retreat to a safe perch. She is shy at first, but during quiet times she will come out for gentle attention from quiet adults. Sassy is tender-hearted, sensitive and has very good manners. She knows not to scratch your furniture as long as you provide her with a scratching post! Sassy would prefer a quiet home with no children.

 Stormy — A 2 ½-year-old, flame point Siamese. Stormy recently went to the vet for a dental cleaning, which was a good thing, since the vet saw that he was having difficulty urinating and it turns out he had some pretty painful bladder stones…poor guy! But, Stormy is finally starting to feel better after having surgery to remove the bladder stones and getting his teeth cleaned, so he is all ready for his new home! He needs to be on a special (but fairly low cost) diet, and he would prefer a home without kids. He is slowly starting to warm up to volunteers, so come meet this guy soon!

DOGS

Barney — This 4-year-old, American Bulldog was adopted from the shelter a few years back, and he has been returned following some family issues. He was recently in a foster home and his foster parents and doggie siblings worked to make him feel more comfortable and come out of his shell a bit. Small children make him nervous, so we are recommending a new family without little kids. He doesn’t want to share his human with other dogs, but he enjoys the other shelter dogs. For a personalized introduction to Barney, call one of his sponsors at 500-6066 or 412-3451. To see Barney in action, visit vimeo.com/87242055.

Lulu — A happy, energetic, 3 year-old brown-and-white Staffordshire terrier mix who came to us from our friends at the Española Valley Humane Society. Lulu loves people and wants to greet everyone she meets. She is about 65 pounds of energetic love, who would like a little help learning to curb her enthusiasm. Lulu might be happiest as the only dog in her household.

 Mildred — This 2-year-old, spayed, female lab cross is a bundle of energy who would make the ideal family pet. She is a mild-mannered dog that gets along well with other dogs, as well as adults, children, and even cats! She has a wonderful time running her energy off at the dog park and despite her small size, she enjoys the company of large dogs more than small dogs. She is a very sweet girl who wants to please.

 Sho — A neutered male, probably a pit/husky mix with stunning blue eyes, surrendered to the shelter. He is housebroken and crate trained. Reported to be good with gentle kids and dogs.

ROAMERS

As of Thursday evening, no roaming animals were being held at the shelter.