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Animal Shelter 12-01-13

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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 adorable adoptables:

petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

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 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
Aleah — A 5-year-old, spayed, female who was surrendered due to her owner’s health issues. She is a long-haired calico and she would love for you to come see how soft her fur is! She likes to observe the cat room from her perch atop the cat tower, but she will quickly come down for attention when a friendly volunteer walks in the door. She is reported to do well with older, gentle kids, adults, other respectful cats and even dogs if given a proper introduction!
Antwon Cloud — Cloud is a 9-year-old, all-white Oriental Shorthair. He was surrendered with Harley and another cat due to his owner’s health issues. Antwon currently has a few health issues of his own, so shelter staff and volunteers are working hard to get him feeling better. In the meantime, he would appreciate some gentle attention from visitors and volunteers,and a quiet home where he can be with his person.
Bambino — Orange tabby with white, neutered male, friendly, now available for adoption, because his family never came looking for him. Doing well on a vet-recommended food combination.
Beowulf — A large, friendly, all-black male cat found roaming near the airport. He is so friendly, that shelter staff can’t believe his family never came for him! He would love to become a part of your family, where he can be lavished with attention and lots of loving. Not fond of other cats. Why bother sharing your person?
Buttercup — Another cute, friendly kitten and we can’t believe nobody is looking for him. Because his family never came for him, Buttercup will be ready for a real home after his vet appointment on Dec. 2.
Cali — A 7-year-old, spayed, female calico surrendered for being unhappy in her surroundings. She has the cutest little black markings on her nose that she would love for you to come admire! She is reported to do well with small dogs, some other cats and even ferrets! Because Cali is declawed, she MUST be an indoor cat ONLY.
Harley Davidson — This 6-year-old, Siamese, tabby mix is one big dude — he tips the scale at 17.2 pounds! He was surrendered with two other cats due to his owner’s health issues, and is still adjusting to life in the cat room. He is a little scared of the other cats, but he would love for you to come coax him out from under the kennels and admire his big, beautiful blue eyes.
Ison — Available after vet appointment on Dec. 2, this is another mellow, friendly kitty. Originally found roaming on Nov. 19 near the North Mesa apartments, but nobody has responded to flyers posted in that area. So Ison has high hopes for a new family soon. Ison is a shiny, domestic short-haired kitty.
Jody — A spayed, female, kitten about 6 months old who is making a ruckus in the cat room! She was transferred to the shelter from the Taos Animal Shelter, which is currently overrun with kittens. Jody is a beautiful tan colored tabby. She would love to go to a home with another kitten playmate.
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.
Sparkle — Sparkle is one cool cat! She is a young, spayed, tan and white female with one blue eye and one green eye! She likes the comfort of a cat bed, and loves to stretch out and roll around in her bed while you pet her. She was recently let out into the main cat room, and has been making friends with the kittens in the room. Sparkle came from a feral cat colony living on Alabama Street, but she has turned into a very friendly cat. She can still be a bit skittish at times though, so she would be best in a home without young children.
Xena — This spayed female orange tabby was surrendered for expressing her dislike for sharing her family with other cats. Her veterinary care will be updated and she will be available for a home without the aggravation of other cats. She could also do without the presence of human children.
Ziva — This beautiful, white and gray, tabby is an 8-year-old spayed female that 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
Bear — This poor young pit guy came to us for help after a very neglectful situation. A kind person helped Bear when he was down and out with a broken leg and heartworms. A human situation made it unsafe for Bear to remain in that rescue situation, so the person brought him to us. Friends of the Shelter is paying for Bear’s remaining heartworm treatment. Bear is a loving and forgiving dog, ready for his real home and a family to appreciate him. No other dogs, please. Might not care for cats either.
Bronson — This 6-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! To meet Bronson, call his foster home at 501-0790.
Cedar — Remember Cedar from past postings? Well, stay tuned for more news. Friends of the Shelter has found a trainer in Colorado who has taken a special interest in helping this poor dog. Adopted as the proverbial “cute puppy,” he was left to train himself in manners. What worked well as a tiny puppy didn’t work out so well as he grew up. So his trainer is helping him learn just what it is that humans want.
ChuChu — This beautiful 2 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. Volunteers will be working hard to ensure that ChuChu finds a home where he feels safe and will not be able to escape. For a personalized introduction to ChuChu, call 412-3451 or 433-8617.
Cocoa — An 8-week-old neutered male Aussie shepherd/Lab cross. Lovely chocolate colored coat. Needs a home that is willing to work at puppy training and spend lots of time with him, so he remains as sweet as he is now.
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.
Hazelnut — An 8-week-old neutered male Aussie shepherd/lab cross. Lovely reddish-gold colored coat. Needs a home that is willing to work at puppy training and spend lots of time with him, so he remains as sweet as he is now.
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 foster mom at 433-8617.
ROAMERS
• All the roaming animals at the shelter as of Wednesday will be available for adoption after their veterinary appointments Dec. 2.