Animal Shelter 06-22-14

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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, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:

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SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.

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.



Bindi — An 8-month-old, female, tabby with white. She came to us from Taos Animal Shelter and it’s hard to believe she is still with us! This petite girl loves to play, but she also enjoys taking naps in the sun once she’s worn out from playing. She is a very small kitty and most likely will remain petite. She was initially very shy, but she warmed up quickly once she started making cat friends, and she loves meeting new visitors to the cat room!

DQ — An 8-year-old, neutered, gray and white, male Manx cat who lost his home due to a divorce. DQ likes the comfort and security of his own space, but he is slowly gaining confidence in the cat room and is now out in the communal area with other cats. He is a bit shy at first, so it will take some time for him to adjust to a new home, but he would certainly love the comfort and security of a forever home and person! Having a safe space to retreat to, such as a small covered bed, will help him adjust to his new home. He can be easily frightened by loud noises and changing situations, so he would do best in a home without children. His cute little bobtail always surprises shelter visitors!

Handly — An adult, gray, tabby male who is currently recovering from surgery. His leg was caught in a gopher trap and had to be amputated, so Handly is currently in foster care while he heals. He will be available for adoption once he’s feeling better!

Kittens —The shelter currently has a few kittens in foster care, and they will be ready for adoption in a few weeks, once they are old enough to be spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Check back in a few weeks if interested in adding a kitten to your family.

Lady Buttercup — She came to the shelter from Felines and Friends in Santa Fe. Lady Buttercup is 1½ years old, the perfect age for a family looking for a young cat, but not a kitten (and all of the antics and destroyed curtains that go along with kitten ownership!). Lady Buttercup has a gorgeous, medium-length, mostly white coat with black and orange markings. She would love a forever home with another kitty, as she enjoys the company of other cats, and she lets out the cutest little trills when she introduces herself to new felines!

Persephone — A 2½-year-old, long-haired, Maine Coon mix who was surrendered due to a family move. She has been getting along with most of the cats in the cat room, so she would likely due well in a multi-cat household if given time to adjust. She is very sweet, and she would love for you to come see how soft her fur is and how beautiful she is!

Stormy — A beautiful, 2½-year-old, flame point Siamese. Since having his teeth cleaned and bladder stones removed, Stormy has warmed up to volunteers and now he loves affection. Stormy does need to eat a particular type of food, easily purchased for a low cost at the veterinarian’s office, in order to avoid having recurring bladder stones. Stormy is a bit sensitive, so he would probably be best in a quiet home either without children or with older children who can give him his space when he would prefer. He does seem to get along with some cats in the cat room, mostly the ones that are older and mellow.

Smirky — A shy, all-black cat who was trapped a few weeks ago in Pajarito Acres. She hasn’t quite figured out that the shelter isn’t such a scary place, and shelter volunteers are working hard to socialize this petite girl so that she is ready for a new home soon. Smirky was recently released into the cat room (instead of being confined to a smaller kennel) so that she could start meeting some of the other cats, and hopefully this will help bring Smirky out of her shell!

Stevie — Another transfer from the Taos Animal Shelter. He is a gray and white kitten, approximately 6 months old, with the cutest little kitten belly and gray spots on his nose! Stevie was adopted and then recently returned because he wasn’t getting along with the dog in the house, so Stevie might be better off in a home with other cats so he has some friends and playmates!

Syd — A 15-year-old, long-haired, big orange cat! He was surrendered a few years ago and then adopted, but he was recently returned, and he’s really hoping for a good retirement home where he can have human companionship and a nice spot to nap. Syd went to the vet on Friday for a check-up, but he should be back at the shelter this coming week to meet with potential new families. Syd would make be a great cat for an older person or couple who are looking for a quiet and loyal companion.

Tank — A 4-year-old, Russian Blue who is a little blue that he hasn’t been adopted yet! Tank was surrendered with three other cats, all of which have been adopted and Tank hopes that it’s his turn next. Tank is an indoor cat only, and he enjoys the company of other cats (although he might need a little bit of an adjustment period when meeting new feline friends), as well as adults, some dogs and gentle children. He loves having a quiet spot to sleep, but he quickly rolls over for belly rubs when you approach, and he can easily be coaxed out with promises of petting and a lap to nap in!


Scarlet is still missing! Scarlet — An 8-year-old, female, black and white Husky. She recently escaped from the shelter and is missing, but volunteers and shelter staff hold out hope of finding her due to recent sightings. She was last seen near the shelter but is shy. If seen, do not approach, but contact Sally at 412-3451 or the shelter at 662-8179.

Chrissie — A senior boxer with lots of love to give! She is full of energy and very playful. She enjoys the company of people and other dogs. On a recent visit to the cat room, Chrissie was more interested in their food than the cats, so she probably would be fine in a home with cats as well! For more information about Chrissie, call her sponsor at 501-0790.

Fergie — A tan and white, female, German shepherd mix with long hair. She is learning to be less afraid as volunteers take her for walks. She is friendly and loves pets once she knows and trusts you. It usually takes a few meetings for her to let go of her shyness and replace it with her inner love bug. She would like a home without young children, as they can be a bit unpredictable for her. For more information, call her sponsor at 412-1060.

Honeyboo — A honey-colored Chihuahua who was found roaming about 1½ weeks ago — she was found just in time, since she was getting ready to delivery litter of puppies! Earlier this week, she delivered four puppies and she is currently busy being a doting new mother. Honeyboo and her puppies will be available for adoption in a few weeks. In the meantime, the shelter will be accepting applications from potential adopters.

Phantom — A young, catahoula mix that was recently on trial adoption, but unfortunately it didn’t work out. He is hoping that the next time he leaves the shelter, he will be on his way to his forever home! He is very shy with new people, but wants to make friends. With patient interactions with volunteers, he has blossomed into a very sweet and loving dog.

Princess — A beautiful, female, brindle pitbull mix who has just had puppies. While she is not yet available for adoption (pending a visit to the vet to be spayed), she would love to meet potential adopters. The shelter believes Princess is about a year old.

Texas — A 2½-year-old, tri-color, Aussie mix. He is very active, people friendly and probably friendly with female dogs. He has lots of energy and loves to go for walks and runs.

Thor — A very friendly, Husky mix. The shelter believes is about 2½ years old. He loves to interact with people. Thor is heartworm positive, so he will need a quite home in which to recover. Once he is recovered, he will be ready for lots of fun and exercise! He is eager to please and would like to learn appropriate indoor manners.


As of Thursday evening, there were no roamers at the shelter. Call the shelter at 662-8179 if a pet has recently gone missing.