Animal Shelter 07-27-14

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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:


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 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.




Bindi — A 10-month-old spayed female, tabby with white. She came to the shelter from Taos. 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. Initially shy, she has now warmed up, thriving on making new kitty friends and greeting shelter visitors.


DQHe is declawed and is an indoor cat only. This is an 8-year-old, neutered, male, Manx who lost his home due to a divorce. DQ likes the comfort and security of his own space, but he is now gaining confidence in the communal cat room. He is a bit shy at first, so it will take some time for him to adjust to a new home. He would love the comfort and security of a forever home and person! Having a retreat available will help him adjust. Because changes and loud noises startle DQ, a home without children is recommended.


Handly — An adult, gray tabby/white neutered male. His leg was caught in a gopher trap and had to be amputated. He has recovered from surgery and is ready for an indoor home. Tripod cats make wonderful pets and get around very well. Adults and gentle older children.


Jack — A large white neutered male with tabby markings. He is very friendly.


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 under 2 years old, the perfect age for a family looking for a young cat but not a kitten. Lady Buttercup has a gorgeous, medium-length, mostly white coat with black and orange markings. She would love a forever home with another kitty (perhaps her littermate Butterscotch). She lets out the cutest little trills when introducing herself to new felines!


Lady Butterscotch — Lady Buttercup’s littermate, and you can tell by looking that they are related. She is a young adult with a mostly white coat with black and orange markings. She has come out of her shell since she has been with us at the shelter and does well with adults, gentle, older children and other cats.


Mika and Kita — These are spayed females. Kita is Mika’s kitten. Both are friendly. Mika is a small, 4-year-old, short-haired kitty. She has very unusual markings of white, gray and orange highlights (like an Abyssinian). Kita is a black female, also about 4 years old. She is slightly less outgoing than her mom, but enjoys gentle pets.


Silver — A soft spayed female kitty with a funny, folded ear. She loves people and is very playful. She seems to get along with other cats and could be part of a multi-cat household.


Syd — A big, friendly, orange, neutered, male cat, 15 years old and more than a little sad about ending up in the shelter. He came to us with a veterinary need that has now been addressed. His health is already improving. Syd would love a quiet home with patches of sunshine and a lap where he can get the love and attention he deserves during his golden years. Syd now is on a special (low-cost) diet of K/D Science Diet, which is readily available locally. To meet Syd in his foster home, call 470-6973.


Stormy — A beautiful, neutered, male, 3-year-old flame point Siamese. Since having his teeth cleaned and bladder stones removed, Stormy has warmed up to visitors and now enjoys affection. Stormy eats Science Diet S/O, easily purchased for a low cost at the veterinarian’s office. Stormy is a bit sensitive and would prefer a home with older, quiet children who will respect his boundaries. He does seem to get along with some cats in the cat room, especially those who are older and mellow.


SnicketyHe is declawed and is an indoor cat only. This is a beautiful, long-haired Himalayan, neutered, male, 10 years old. He was surrendered due to territorial issues with the other cat in the house. Himalyans frequently prefer not to share their people, but Snickety is coping very well in the communal cat room. Perhaps a mellow female cat would be a tolerable companion. Snickety is soft and very loving. OK with gentle children.


Smirky — A young, spayed, female, shy, black cat trapped in Pajarito Acres. She is free in the communal cat room, but shelter volunteers don’t see much of her.


Sweebo — A friendly, active, orange tabby, neutered, male who needs to be kept indoors, perhaps with access to an outdoor cat enclosure. Sweebo is the cat room greeter, doing well with adults and gentle older children.



Chaco — A 1 ½-year-old, Doberman-boxer mix who has the long, lean Doberman body shape but the honey brown color of a boxer. He can be a bit protective of his yard when left out alone all day, so he would like a home where he can be indoors. For a personal introduction to Chaco, call his sponsor at 501-0790.


Eskimo — An 8-year-old, spayed, female, malamute mix who was found roaming near the back gate. The county and Friends of the Shelter have taken care of Eskimo’s veterinary needs. She loves to go for rides in the car, needs leash walks and wants human company. She would be best in an adult home that is familiar with malamutes. For a personalized introduction to this nice girl, contact her sponsor at 231-1744.


Honeyboo — A honey-colored Chihuahua who was found roaming just in time, since she was getting ready to deliver puppies! The puppies are spoken for. The shelter is accepting applications from potential adopters for Honey Boo. She will be spayed prior to adoption.


Kai — A beautiful, gray and white, neutered, male, purebred Husky. He was surrendered when his owner moved. Kai is about 6 years old, well past the puppy years. He is friendly with people, is well-socialized, but should not live in the same home with cats. Come check out this beautiful boy.


Kona — A 4–year-old, spayed, female, German shepherd mix. She was surrendered along with her buddy Mobley due to not tolerating the excessive attention of the young child in the household (who can blame her?). She would prefer a home with no kids, as she gets a little nervous in new situations and prefers gentle pets and attention on her own terms. On the leash, Kona walks like the gentle lady that she is.


Princess — A beautiful, friendly, energetic, female, brindle pitbull mix who came to us for help after she had puppies. She has been spayed and is eager to find a forever home.


Scarlet is still missing! — An 8 year old spayed 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. We had a report on July 10 that she was sighted near the high school. She is extremely shy. If seen, do not approach, but contact Sally at 412-3451, the shelter at 662-8179, or call Police Dispatch at 662-8222.


Sadie and Sandy — The shelter’s most recent canine additions. Sadie is a female mini-Dachshund. She is quite small, friendly, and black and tan in coloring. Sandy is a larger, male Dachshund. He is also friendly and he is a solid tan color.


Texas — A 3-year-old, neutered, male, cattle dog 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 neutered male tricolor cattle dog mix whom the shelter believes is about 3 years old. He loves to interact with people. We found out that Thor is heartworm positive, we are treating him, and he needs quiet during the treatment. Once recovered, he will be ready for lots of fun and exercise! He is eager to please and is learning appropriate indoor manners.


Two soft and beautiful cats found roaming on Tewa: a Maine Coon mix adult male, tabby with white and a cute pink nose. A soft gray and white smaller kitty. Both are friendly and ready to be reunited with their family. Both will have seen the vet on July 25. Pending the outcome of the vet visit, both will be available for adoption.