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Animal Shelter 06-29-14

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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:

petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday 12 P.M.- 6 P.M. 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 of your 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 

Bindi — A 10-month-old, female, tabby with white. She came to the shelter from Taos Animal Shelter and is still here. 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 have 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 a year and a half 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!

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. 

Monday — Approximately an 11-year old tabby that was surrendered last weekend, and she has quickly warmed up to shelter volunteers to show us just how sweet she is! Monday got her name when she showed up at her human’s doorstep and “adopted” him the Monday before Christmas 11 years ago. She is very sweet, with a cute little chirp that she lets out when she is happy. Due to health issues, her owner could no longer take care of her, and she’s really hoping that her new home is just around the corner! She loves attention and will sit with you for gentle pets as long as you let her. 

Snickety — A beautiful, long-haired Himalayan that is 10 years old. He was surrendered due to territorial issues with the other cat in the house, which can be quite common with Himalayans — they commonly don’t like to share their people! Snickety is incredibly soft and very loving, but would probably be best as an only cat, or with a mellow female cat that is fine with Snickety getting most of the attention. 

Smirky — A shy all black cat that 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! 

DOGS 

Aubrey — An absolutely, adorable, 8-month-old, Lhaso Apso puppy who is a little nervous in the shelter and hoping that a new family will come take her home soon! The older dog in the household was being mean to her, which she did not enjoy, but she would probably enjoy the company of a nicer doggy friend. She still needs her second round of rabies shots, and then she will be available for adoption. Stop by the shelter to meet this sweet girl and fill out an application for adoption. 

Chaco — A year and a half old, Doberman-boxer mix who has the long, lean Doberman body shape, but the honey brown color of a boxer. He was surrendered because of constant complaints from neighbors about barking, so this big guy will need some help with training, and he should probably be kept inside while his new owners are away for the day. 

Honeyboo — A honey-colored, Chihuahua who was found roaming about a week and a half 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. 

Kona — A 3-year-old, female, German shepherd mix. She was surrendered along with her buddy Mobley due to not getting along with the young child in the household. She would prefer a home with no kids, as she gets a little nervous in new situations and prefers for gentle pets and attention to be on her own terms. 

Leela — A 5-month-old, heeler mix that is one cute puppy. She still needs her rabies shot, but then she will be available for adoption. Her previous owners worked with her on leash training and crate training, and she is mostly housebroken. As with all puppies, there will most likely still be some accidents (and maybe some destroyed pillows or shoes!), so Leela will need a patient new family to help show her the ropes and of course give her lots of exercise to work off that heeler energy!

Mobley — A 4-year-old, male, Weimeraner that was surrendered along with his buddy Kona. Mobley does not enjoy the company of small children and he would be best in a home with older or no children. He loves belly rubs, long runs and crunching on vegetables, especially carrots and celery — maybe he’ll help you eat your veggies too!

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. We believe that Princess is about one year old. 

Scarlet is still missing! Scarlet is 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 please contact Sally at 412-3451 or the shelter at 662-8179.

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. Texas is very housebroken, and shelter volunteers try to make sure that he goes out as much as possible, to work off all of that energy and let him get lots of potty breaks. 

Thor — A very friendly, Husky mix, the shelter believes is about 2½ years old. He loves to interact with people. We just found out that 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.

Wallace — A 3-year-old, all black Scottish Terrier who is as cute as can be! Small children frighten him (not surprising, when you’re not very big!), so he would be best in a home without children. He is a little sad about being at the shelter, but he walks right up to the front of the kennel when visitors stop by, and he can’t wait for a new family to call his own. 

ROAMERS

Tibet — A big (almost 25 pound!) gray and white cat (with just a small bit of tan) that was brought in last weekend. He is currently being treated for an upper respiratory infection, and he had a few mats in his fur, so he might have been roaming for quite some time. 

Eskimo — A big husky mix that was found roaming last week near the back gate. His 10-day holding period is currently up, so we will be working to find him a home, but we would still love to get him reunited with his family.