Animal Shelter 08-31-14

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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 cats are older (15, 13, and 11 years old) and declawed who were surrendered when their owner’s health prevented her from keeping them. These kitties lived their whole lives together in this one home. They are very social, friendly and laid back. The shelter would be happy to send them out together if possible — $35 for two or $70 for all three!

Glenna — A white-orange-gray, calico kitten that is estimated to be 3-4 months old. Despite being feral, she is only a tiny bit shy and will quickly warm up and approach people for petting. The shelter thinks she will end up being a medium size cat when she grows up.

Hazel — A white and gray, male tabby. He is also about 3-4 months old. Right now he is quite small, but will probably grow to a medium size. He is a little shy at first, but also quite friendly. He seems to be good with other cats.

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. Although he is sometimes selective with feline companions, in general Henry does well with other cats. Ideally, he would probably like to find a home with his friend, Hannah.

Juneau —  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 — Stark 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.

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, 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. 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. 

Tucker — A gorgeous, long-haired, adult male, Angora cat. He is dark with white tuxedo markings on his chest. Quite the fastidious kitty, he loves to be brushed and has a soft, silky coat. Tucker is exceptionally friendly and comes right up to be petted by visitors. He loves to be petted. Tucker was originally adopted from the shelter about two years ago and was surrendered when his owners moved and could not take him.


Bond — The newest canine surrendered to the shelter. He was taken in by a good Samaritan who was unable to keep him for the long term. Bond appears to be a Labrador mixed with Border Collie? Shepherd? The shelter thinks he’s about a year old. He is reported to be good with kids and other dogs. Bond seems very playful and exhibits typical puppy behaviors.

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, please 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 anyone would like to foster or adopt him, his heartworm-related medical costs will be covered by friends of the shelter.

Versace — This guy has 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!


A plentitude of kittens have been found living at the end of 37th Street, and the shelter expects they will be able to make them available for adoption soon. If someone own the parents, or knows who does, or owns a dog or cat to get spayed or neutered, get in touch with the shelter to help prevent pet homelessness!