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Animal Shelter 07-24-11

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The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
Thanks to the shelter staff for outstanding service to the community during the Las Conchas Fire evacuation.
It’s summer, remember that pets also suffer when the temperature rises. Cooling animals (dogs, rabbits, cats) by giving them a “cool” bath or shower to help keep their body temperature down.
A cool towel on a tile floor to lay on, a cool towel or washcloth laying over the skin, next to a fan will also help cool the animal.
Make sure they have plenty of cool water to drink as well.
Signs of heat stroke in a pet are: rapid panting, wide eyes, lots of drooling, hot skin, twitching muscles, vomiting and a dazed look. Call your vet if you think your pet has heat stroke.
Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
Remember, when you come to claim your roaming friend, you must have proof of rabies vaccination — it’s the law.

Cats
Addison  — An adorable three month old female kitten. Just spayed, very playful. Has been in a foster home with lots of love and other kitties. Ok with dogs.
Eve  — A strikingly attractive gray and white domestic long hair declawed lady. Must be indoors only. Shy at first, she quickly bonds, especially with women and becomes an attentive buddy who loves company and attention. She really prefers to be an only kitty. Call 470-6973.
Stripe — Often seen sunning near the window. She is a big, gentle girl at 15.4 lbs. She’s a sweet cat with low energy. She likes her “spot,” and will do fine as an only kitty.

Dogs
Jazzy  — Young, spayed female. A very nice little white and black Heeler-mix. Loves people so much that she can be noisy when left alone. We have lots of other ideas for keeping her busy. Would be geat with a canine playmate. Is a good candidate for a family pet.
Zuni  — Fun, young black female GSD/Heeler-mix. Good with other dogs. No children or cats. Trainable, but needs an owner who will be in charge. Call 660-1648 for information about adoption.

In foster care
Gus — Nine-year-old miniature Schnauzer-mix. He’s special needs, a little tubby and needs love and attention. He’s taking thyroid medicine, but loves gentle walks and is good with kids. He’s in a foster home to get lots of TLC. Call 920-8203.

Roamers
County ordinance requires that a roaming animal be kept for 10 days waiting for owners to claim it.  After 10 days an animal becomes the property of the county, upon which it is spayed or neutered as needed, microchipped and given all shots — making them 100 percent ready for your home.  

• Cute, young male Boston Terrier/Heeler-mix found at the Shell station in the North Community.
• Katie is a nice little female Heeler found in White Rock.
• A black kitty.