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Animal Shelter 10-27-13

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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! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptables.

petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

SHELTER HOURS: Monday – Friday nooon to 6 p.m. and 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 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. 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! Cali is declawed and must be an indoor cat only!
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.
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.
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 meet 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. One volunteer recently learned that she loves to be cuddled, as long as she can lie in her bed and not have to be in your arms. She would do best in a home without young children or dogs.
DOGS
Beebee — A young, spayed, female, Lab/shepherd mix. She was adopted from the shelter two years ago as a puppy. Just this week, we got a call that she had been left in the drop box at the Española shelter. This is a happy, energetic girl who would benefit from some obedience training with her new family.
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 loves play-dates with other dogs! He is currently being treated for a non-contagious form of mange and is consuming a grain-free diet to try to control his mange without the use of medication.
Brooke and Severus — These are two cattle dog mix puppies found roaming at the picnic grounds on North Mesa. They sure are glad to have been found and have somewhere warm to sleep for the night! They have now been vetted and are ready for a real home.
Boris — A large and friendly tricolor male, probably a lab-heeler mix, found roaming on Rover in White Rock. Nobody knows why someone would abandon this nice dog and he is now hoping for a real family.
Cedar — A 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. No Children. For a personalized introduction to Cedar, call Sally at 412-3451.
Chu Chu — This beautiful, two and a half year old, neutered, male, ridgeback cross has had a tough go of things recently, after managing to escape from several homes. He is a big guy who can be a little shy with strangers, but is very loyal to those he learns to trust. He would be happy as an only dog, but he would also be fine with some K9 friends. For a personalized introduction to Chu Chu, call 412-3451 or 433-8617.
Goliath — Very cute and sweet, this 2-year-old, neutered, male, black Chihuahua loves walks and attention from gentle adults. We are told that Goliath has learned to fear children. On the trail, he can feel a bit afraid of other dogs and of strangers approaching. But everything is bigger than he is and one cannot be too careful.
Maya — Maya is back at the shelter for the third time and is really hoping that this is the time she’ll find her forever home! She is a young, chocolate lab who is house broken and has been crate trained. She sounds perfect, right? The only catch is that Maya is blind, so sometimes she needs a little extra help and understanding. She does very well on walks and she would probably do well with a little bit of clicker training. Also, she does still have a fair bit of puppy energy, which means she likes to chew things! So this little girl will need lots of toys, exercise and attention to burn off some of that energy. She is great with adults, gentle children, cats and dogs. For a personalized introduction to Maya, call Sally at 412-3451.
Muffin — A 10-year-old, spayed, female, heeler mix who is housebroken and leash trained. She would enjoy a quiet home where she can receive walks and gentle attention. She seems to prefer the company of women to that of men and children.
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
• As of Thursday afternoon, no new roaming animals are at the shelter. The dogs that were roaming were never claimed. They are now county property and available for adoption.