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Animal Shelter 12-22-13

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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 the 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, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of 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

Two for One this week! Sparkle and Harley would be great together.

Sparkle — Sparkle is one cool cat! He is a young, neutered, tan and white cat with one blue eye and one green eye! Sparkle came from a feral cat colony living on Alabama Street, but you would never know he was once feral since he is so friendly now. He can still be a bit skittish at times though, so he would be best in a home without young children. His new best friend is Harley, and he would love to find a home with him! 

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 their owner’s health issues and is still adjusting to life in the cat room. He recently realized that the cat room isn’t quite as scary as he once thought, and he can usually be found lounging on a cat scratcher in one corner of the room. Even though he and Sparkle just met at the shelter, they quickly became best friends, and they can often be found lounging together and following each other around. Since Harley came from a multi-cat household, he would love to live with other feline friends again! 

Aleah — A 5-year-old, spayed, female with the most beautiful coat! She is a longhaired 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 relishes attention from humans, but she can get easily worked up, so she would most likely be better with older, gentle kids rather than young children. She is also reported to do well with other respectful cats and even dogs if given a proper introduction! 

Antwon Cloud — Antwon 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. Oh, he is looking so much better these days!

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. He’s not fond of other cats, but he doesn’t mind hanging out with dog friends! 

Bambino — Young orange and white male tabby. He is currently on medication for a non-contagious parasite, and he is feeling so much better now that we have found the source of his stomach aches! His meow is a cute little chirp, which he will use to let you know that he is looking for some attention. When Bambino is done playing, he would love a lap to curl up on for a cat nap. 

DQ — A newly surrendered, neutered, male Manx. He is still very frightened and confused about being at the shelter, so staff and volunteers are slowly getting to know him and help him adjust to life at the shelter. Stay tuned for more information about this guy!

Jupiter — A 10-month-old, gray and white male tabby. This tomcat came to the shelter from a life on the streets, and he would prefer to have safe, indoor forever home. He has been diagnosed with a heart murmur, but he is healthy in all other ways. He is still learning how to get along with other cats, but now that he has been neutered and the testosterone levels in his body are diminishing, he should get along with other cats more readily. He has a beautiful meow and loves to sing to shelter visitors! 

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.

Quinella — This sweet girl came in as a roamer, and shelter staff and volunteers can’t believe that her family never came looking for her! Quinella is a spayed female with a distinctive smoky tabby coat. She’s less than a year old and still has some kitten energy, so make sure she has lots of toys to play with so she doesn’t destroy your draperies and furniture! She is a little more mellow compared to other cats her age though, and would like the safety of a quiet place to get accustomed to her new surroundings. 

Xena — Spayed female orange tabby, surrendered for expressing her dislike for sharing her family with other cats. She can be a bit hissy with other cats in the cat room, but she has learned to get along with them as long as they don’t bother her too much. She enjoys being petted, and she will let out a cute little chirp when she’s happy. She would prefer to do without the presence of children, but she could probably learn to live with other felines if given a little bit of time to adjust. Shelter staff and volunteers think that she can probably rapidly deal with any “annoying” canines in the household too!

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 the shelter for help after a very neglectful situation. A kind person helped Bear when he was down and out with a broken leg and heartworm. A human situation made it unsafe for Bear to remain in that rescue situation, so the person brought him to us. The rescuer 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.

Bambi — A sweet and petite female Whippet/Chihuahua mix. She was adopted last February and was just recently returned when the family had a new baby. She is still a little scared and confused about being replaced with a human baby, but she is quickly warming up with love and attention from shelter staff and volunteers. She needs a little bit of help with completing her training to be completely housebroken, but this can be easily addressed. 

ChuChu — This beautiful, 2 and a 1/2-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. He is very trainable and love treats! 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. 

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 501-0790.

Jango — A year and a 1/2-year-old, neutered, male, cattle dog mix. He is housebroken, crate trained and leash trained — what a resume! He is very friendly and energetic, so he will need lots of exercise. He is very attentive to people and would be a breeze to train. He would also do well in an agility class. He is reported to be gentle with small kids and would make a great dog for an active family. 

Sheila — A friendly 2 and a 1/2-year-old, tan, spayed, female that 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 and she would prefer to be an only dog. Cats are OK. Her favorite activity would be a TV marathon next to her favorite person. For a personalized introduction to this sweet dog, call her foster mom at 433-8617.

ROAMERS

• A young and frightened tabby was found roaming on La Rosa Court Dec. 19.