Animal Shelter 12-29-13

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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 on cold nights, so come adopt a new friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of our adorable adoptables:
SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.
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.
Two for One this week! Sparkle and Bambino, or Antwon Cloud and Harley Davidson would be great together.
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 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 Davidson and another cat due their 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. He especially likes playtime with Sparkle. If you love watching them play together, ask about adopting both for the price of one.
DQ — A new surrender, 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!
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. Since Harley came from a multi-cat household, he would love to live with other feline friends again!
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 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.
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.
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. She would do best in a home without young children or dogs.
Breezy — Small black and white, spayed, female Daschund/Boston terrier mix. No dogs. No children. Loves adults and will jump into your lap. She is sweet and happy when volunteers take her for walks.
ChuChu — This beautiful 2½-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! 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. 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.
Peewee — An 8-year-old, spayed, female, white Jack Russell terrier who came to the shelter from a rescuer after being attacked by larger dogs. She is still frightened, but responding to gentle reassurance from staff and volunteers. She is reported to be good with very gentle dogs and older, quiet, gentle children. Wants a home where there will be human companionship, and would love to be adopted with her friend, Sierra. Vet care will be updated before adoption.
Sierra — Another 8-year-old, spayed, female Jack Russell terrier who came to the shelter from a rescuer after being attacked by larger dogs. She is still frightened, but responding to gentle reassurance from staff and volunteers. She is white with a brown muzzle. Reported to be good with very gentle dogs and older, quiet, gentle children. Wants a home where there will be human companionship, and would love to be adopted with her friend, Peewee. Vet care will be updated before adoption.
Sheila — A friendly, 2½ 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. For a personalized introduction to this sweet dog, call her foster mom at 433-8617.
• Young, frightened tabby found roaming on La Rosa Court Thursday, Dec. 19. Microchip traces to a feral colony in Santa Fe. If nobody comes for this very frightened kitten, it will be returned to its home or be available for a safe barn home here. Quite a wanderer, to have found its way here from Santa Fe.
• Pionono — A large, friendly, domestic short hair, orange tabby, adopted from the Santa Fe shelter. Microchip directed shelter workers to the adopter, who has been contacted, but not yet come to bring this nice cat home. The cat has waited out his time, and the family has only until Dec. 31 to come for Pinono. Vet care is updated, and this cat can be yours as of Dec. 31.