Animal Shelter 08-17-14

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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.
George, Abby and Maddie — These are older, declawed cats who were surrendered when their owner’s health prevented her from keeping them. The shelter is currently working on getting to know them and would be happy to send them out together if possible — $35 for two, or $70 for all three!
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. She is just getting over a bit of a kitty cold, so watch for her to become available for adoption.
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, he would also do well with other cats in the house. He is just getting over a bit of a kitty cold, so watch for him to become available for adoption.
Juneau — In foster care. Juneau is a year old, blue tortoiseshell, who came into the shelter’s care with five kittens in tow. She’s currently in foster care getting over a ringworm infection, but call 433-8617 to learn more about her.
Kittens — In foster care. Rogers, Stark, Banner and Natasha are Juneau’s kittens who are still hoping for a lifetime commitment! They are in foster care recovering from a ringworm infection, so call 433-8617 to learn more about them.
Kita — A 4-year-old, black, shorthair, female who came in with a friend who has since been adopted. Kita is just getting over a bit of a kitty cold, so watch for her to become available for adoption.
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 — A beautiful, longhaired, Himalayan, neutered, male about 10 years old. He is a declawed cat that must remain indoors. 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 so soft and very loving. He recently had some bladder stones removed and will have to eat a Science Diet S/O diet, which can be purchased for a low price at the vet’s office.
Sweebo — About 4 years old and loves to wind around your legs to greet you. He prefers to be a 4-on-the-floor kind of guy and does not like to be restrained. Sweebo gets along fine with other cats and with dogs who appreciate the concept of personal space. He enjoys kids, though sometimes plays a little rambunctiously.
Tucker — A purry and mellow adult cat who was originally adopted from the shelter about 2 years ago. His owner have since moved away and were unable to take him. The shelter is busy getting re-acquainted with this guy!
Whiskers and Sherlock — Two brothers about a year old who would love to find a home together if possible — only $35 for the two of them! Both are very social, and Sherlock in particular enjoys reaching out for petting. The shelter is still getting to know these two a little better so watch for continued updates.
Chaco — A 1½-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.
Punky — An incredibly sweet, 5-year-old, red heeler mix who just wants to sit near you and put his head on your lap. He is currently heartworm positive and will be going through treatment. If you would like to foster or adopt him, his heartworm-related medical costs will be covered by friends of the shelter.
Texas — A 3-year-old, neutered, male, cattle dog mix. He is very active, people friendly and gets along with many similar-sized dogs. He loves to go for walks and runs and has proven himself to be very housebroken. Texas has made so much progress since he has come here; you would hardly believe what a polite dog he is. Come and let him show off his sit, down and stay in person!
A plentitude of kittens have been found living at the end of 37th Street, and we expect we will be able to make them available for adoption in about two weeks. If anyone owns the parents, or know who does, or own a dog or cat that needs to get spayed or neutered, get in touch with the shelter to help prevent pet homelessness!