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Animal Shelter 08-24-14

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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 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
George, Abby and Maddie — They are older and declawed, who were surrendered when their owner’s health prevented her from keeping them. The shelter is working on getting to know them, so keep an eye out. The shelter hopes they will be sent 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 — Currently in foster care, Juneau is a year old, blue tortoiseshell who came into the shelter 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 — The shelter has several new kitties from a feral cat colony that are quite well socialized and friendly.
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 — He is declawed and an indoor cat only! Snickety 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 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.
DOGS
Beau — The newest canine surrendered to the shelter. He is young, about two years old and friendly. He is a tan (almost gold) and white Pit Bull mix who we are just getting to know. Stay tuned for more news about this beautiful boy!
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 unless you come and let him show off his sit, down and stay in person!
Versace — He is all puppy energy, a goofy, 7 month old with one ear that points up and one that flops down. With a consistent family to give him typical puppy training, he’s going to be a stellar companion. He, Texas and Chaco had a blast recently at the dog park!
ROAMERS
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 you’d like to get spayed or neutered, get in touch with the shelter to help prevent pet homelessness!