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Animal Shelter 10-06-13

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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! Dogs and cats are great at chasing away the blues as the nights get longer, so come adopt a new friend today! For pictures of all adoptable animals, check out the Petfinder website:
petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html
NEW SHELTER HOURS: Monday – Friday noon to 6 p.m. Weekends 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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
Momma — This friendly, dilute tortie is 7 years old was surrendered for being “too fat” — poor thing! She’s hoping to find a home that loves her no matter what her size might be. She was reported to be bossy around other cats, but she seems to be doing fine with other cats in the communal room, as long as she has a big, comfy bed to call her own. She loves to be the center of attention, and she purrs so loudly when you pick her up that you can hear her across the room! Momma is now spayed, but she was taken in as a stray with her litter of kittens, one of whom was Inky, who was also surrendered. She would love to be adopted with her son.
Inky — This all black, neutered male was taken in as a stray when he was found with his mom, Momma. His siblings were adopted, but Inky has lived with his mom for all six years of his life and would love to be adopted with her if possible. He was also surrendered for being “too fat”, but the shelter volunteers think he’s a pretty darn cute fatty cat! He can be a bit shy around men and takes some time to warm up to new places, but is reported to do well with other cats, especially Momma!
Note: Ask about a two for one special if you are interested in adopting both Inky and Momma.
Kittens — We have several 3-5 month old kittens in foster care for socialization. Stay tuned for updates on when they will be ready for adoption.
Mocha and Conoco — They are the last two kittens from the Alabama colony — Mocha is shiny black, and Conoco is black and white. Both are frightened. After enough activity in the cat room and enough times opening the cage, they have mellowed out a bit. The sign on the cage says not to let either of these kittens out yet, since they will go hide. We believe these kittens have potential in a home with an owner with a lot of patience.
Owl — A 2-year-old, female calico that is very bonded to her friend Sarabi, who just left on a trial adoption. Owl hopes she is next. She is a bit shy of new people, but quickly warms up, especially if you have a toy that she likes to play with! She is reported to do well with adults, older kids and other cats. Owl has been trained to use a scratching post rather than furniture, so be sure to provide some scratching posts for her!
Shyanne — This very pretty, 4-year-old, spayed, female, Siamese mix is looking for a quiet home where she can be the only pet. Her family is very sad to part with her, but the stress of sharing a home with other cats has affected her health. Shyanne’s veterinary care is up to date, and she needs insulin twice a day. A less active home will probably make her diabetes easier to manage. To visit Shyanne in foster care, call 412-0700.
Ziva — A new surrender. She is an 8 years old, tabby with white. Ziva did not get along with their other cat in household. She is a little shy, but warmed up to gentle attention. She does not like to be held, does not like kids or dogs. Actually, did OK with other cats checking her out.
DOGS
Bronson — A new arrival, this 5-month-old neutered male puppy is either a Staffordshire or mastiff mix. He is reported to be great with adults, gentle children, cats, and dogs. He was surrendered because he was lonely and would like to be more included in the family, possibly with another dog. Bronson loves to be held, comforted and given some outdoor playtime. Call his foster mom for an introduction at 920-8203.
Dallas — A year old, spayed, female, German Shepherd cross. She came into the shelter very frightened, but she has made great progress with the work of shelter volunteers. In fact, she recently went to the dog park and played for more than an hour with a chocolate lab that was there! She is still a little scared of new people and would probably be best in a home without children. She loves training and taking walks and would love a job. She likes to play with the big boy dogs. For a personalized introduction to Dallas, call her sponsor at 505-0790.
Reggie — A 16-month-old, Border Collie mix who would love a dog friend to play with! With patience and consistency, Reggie has really blossomed at the shelter, and his goofy, gangly legs make the volunteers laugh. A dog friend would really help him settle in to his new home. Reggie has been patiently waiting many months for his new home, and has his paws crossed that someone falls in love with him soon! Call 412-2074 for information.
Sheila — A friendly, 2-year-old, tan, female who is housebroken, crate trained, has some obedience training and just loves to play and go for hikes. She behaves very nicely on a leash and in a car. Sheila wants adult companionship, because children frighten her. She also needs a good fence for those times alone, so she doesn’t exercise her climbing, excavation or agility jumping skills. For a personalized introduction to this sweet dog, call her sponsor at 231-1744.
Sweet Pea — A 2-year-old, female, brindle lab/pit mix. A very sweet and friendly dog. She is very easy to handle, no food guarding, but does not like cats. Sweet Pea is calm, friendly and snuggly — a true snuggle bug. She enjoys leash walking, but sometimes does not like to meet other dogs on walks. Does well with many dogs at the shelter. She is crate trained and knows some obedience commands. Sweet Pea is currently in foster care, call the shelter to get contact information for Sweet Pea’s foster family.
ROAMERS
• Young white female poodle found running around in the Los Alamos Medical Center parking lot.