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Animal Shelter 10-13-13

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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 of the adoptable animals, check out the Petfinder website:

petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

NEW SHELTER HOURS: Monday – Friday noon to 6 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating, as well as read up on some 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
Cali — A 7-year-old, spayed, female calico who was surrendered for being unhappy in her surroundings. Shelter staff and volunteers would like to find a home for her where she can live out her days as a happy cat! She is very affectionate and loves to play fetch, although her idea of fetch is when she tosses toys down from her perch and expects you to return them to her. She would prefer to be the one and only cat, but she is reported to do well with small dogs, some other cats and even ferrets!
Inky — This all black, neutered male was taken in as a stray when he was found with his mom, Momma (who is also looking for a new home). 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 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 once he knows that he can trust you, you won’t be able to get him off your lap! He especially loves to be brushed and he’ll be your forever friend if you brush him every day.
Momma — This friendly, dilute, tortie is 7 years old and 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.
Note: Ask about a two for one special if you are interested in adopting both Inky and Momma.
Kittens — There are several 3-5 month old kittens in foster care for socialization. Stay tuned for updates on when they will be ready for adoption.
Moche and Conoco — The last two kittens from the Alabama colony — Moche is a shiny black kitten and Conoco is black and white. They are still a bit frightened, but after enough activity in the cat room and enough times opening the cage, they mellow out a bit. The sign on the cage says not to let either of these kits out yet, since they will go hide. These young cats have potential in a home with an owner with a lot of patience.
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 — This beautiful, white and gray, tabby is an 8-year-old, spayed, female who loves to observe the cat room from atop a cat tower, so she can keep tabs on all the cats. She was surrendered for not getting along with the other cat in the household, but she has been OK with other cats coming up to say hi, so she will probably do fine in a multi-cat household if given a proper introduction and time to adjust. Don’t let her somewhat mean-sounding meow fool you — that’s actually her way of telling you that she likes something! She would do best in a home without young children or dogs.
DOGS
Bronson — This 5-month-old pit mix is currently in foster care and his foster mom can’t say enough good things about him! From a recent email update about Bronson, his foster mom reported that with a low-key foster environment, he is really starting to come out of his shell. He is still a bit dependent on other dogs for confidence and he would love to have a dog buddy in the house to help show him the ropes and give him a little more confidence. He also love play-dates with other dogs! He is currently being treated for mange, and is consuming a grain-free diet to try to control his mange without the use of medication. For a personal introduction, call his foster mom at 920-8203.
Cedar — One-year-old, male, collie mix. A “fun and games” dog that is energetic and needs exercise and mental stimulation. He is also very cuddly and does well with female dogs. Cedar has so much potential, but needs a firm, gentle and savvy owner to help him channel his energy. He is getting some special training from experienced volunteers. Ask at shelter for an introduction to this special boy.
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 over 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 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.
ROAMERS
Daisy — A sweet Rottweiler mix. Hoping that her owners will come get her and keep her inside this time!