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Animal Shelter 08-03-14

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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. 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 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.
All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
CATS
DQ — This 8-year-old, neutered, Manx lost his home due to a divorce. He is declawed and is an indoor kitty only. DQ likes the comfort and security of his own space. He is a bit shy at first, so it will take some time for him to adjust to a new home. Once he warms up to you, he has a cute little chirp that he lets out when he is ready for some attention — sometimes his bottom lip will snag on his tooth after his chirping, so he gets a funny little snaggletooth! He would love the comfort and security of a forever home and person, and having a safe place to retreat to will help him adjust. Because changes and loud noises startle DQ, the shelter recommend a home without children.
Handly — Handly is an adult, gray tabby and white neutered male. He is an indoor the cat only. His leg was caught in a gopher trap and had to be amputated, so he is now a tripod! Because he can’t run quite as fast as he used to though, he needs to be an indoor cat only. Handly will probably do OK with other cats, but might take a little while to adjust. He has a very loud meow and he will let you know when he wants attention! Younger children might be too much for Handly.
Hannah — A year old, gray and white, spayed female who is as soft as can be! She was found roaming on Tewa Loop with her buddy Henry, but these two cute kitties were never claimed and are now ready for a forever home. Hannah is very mellow and loves ear scratches and a soft bed to cuddle in.
Henry — A year old, tabby and white neutered male who was found roaming on Tewa Loop with Hannah. Henry loves to follow you around and quickly curl up on your lap as soon as you sit down. Henry does well with other cats and while he would probably like to find a home with Hannah.
Miko and Kita — Both 4 years old and were surrendered when their family moved. Miko is a tabby cat with some white, and Kita is all black. Kita had some complications following her spay surgery, so volunteers are still learning more about these two. Stay turned for more information!
Jack — A large, white, neutered, male with tabby markings. He has very large cheeks (typical of male cats neutered later in life), and he loves having you scratch them! Jack had an upper respiratory infection when he came in, and he currently on antibiotics. He would love to curl up on your lap!
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. Please check back in a few weeks if you are interested in adding a kitten to your family.
Lady Buttercup and Lady Butterscotch — Both came to the shelter from Felines and Friends. Both of these gorgeous girls are about 2 years old, the perfect age for a family looking for a young cat, but not a kitten. They are both Turkish Van mixes, with a gorgeous, medium-length mostly white coat with black and orange markings. These two love to play together and their antics are so funny to watch! They would love a forever home together, but would be fine separate. These two can be adopted as a two-for-one.
Silver — A year old, gray and white, spayed, female kitty. She had really bad ear mites when she was younger, so one of her ears is folded down, giving her a cute, playful look at all times! She loves people and has a cute little chirp that she lets out when she wants to be petted. She can be a little bit hissy with other cats if they approach her too quickly.
Syd — A big, friendly, orange, neutered male cat who is a little sad about ending up in the shelter. This 15-year-old guy came to us with a veterinary need that has now been addressed, and 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.
Snickety — Snickety is a beautiful, long-haired Himalayan neutered male, 10 years old. He is declawed and an indoor cat only. He was surrendered due to territorial issues with the other cat in the house. Snickety is so soft and very loving. Currently, Snickety is at Ridgeview Vet and being treated for a bladder stone, so anyone interested in adopting him, be sure to call the shelter first to see if he’s back from the vet yet. He will most likely have to eat a Science Diet S/O diet, which can be purchased for a low price at the vet’s office.
Smirky — A young, spayed, female, shy, black cat trapped in Pajarito Acres. She is currently in quarantine because she needs medicine three times a day to recover from a recent illness, but this is giving volunteers are chance to get to know her better! She is still a bit frightened, but a few volunteers have been able to pet her. The shelter hopes that she’ll continue to warm up with more attention.
Spookey and Cupcake — Two 4-month-old kittens who were recently surrendered. Spookey is black and white, and Cupcake is mostly white with some gorgeous calico markings. They will be available for adoption following vetting.
DOGS
Scarlet is still missing! Scarlet — 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. The shelter 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, or the shelter at 662-8179, or police dispatch at 662-8222.
Chaco — A 1 1/2-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.
Chip — A small bulldog mix who was just surrendered. She is 2 years old, and she walks great on a leash and loves cuddles. Her family just didn’t have time for this cute, petite girl.
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.
Kai — A beautiful, gray and white, neutered, male, purebred Husky. He was surrendered when his owner moved. Kai is about 6 years old. He is friendly with people, is well socialized, but should not live in the same home with cats.
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.
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.
ROAMERS
German shepherd found roaming on July 31 on 33rd Street.