Shelter to host mobile adoption

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Los Alamos County facility has almost reached capacity in the cat room

By Special to the Monitor

August and September are usually the two busiest months at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter and this year is no exception.
There are more cats in the shelter right now than the shelter has seen in over 10 years and the cat room is nearing maximum capacity.
In order to encourage adoptions and find homes for some of the current cats and dogs, Friends of the Shelter (in conjunction with the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter) and the Española Valley Humane Society are hosting a mobile adoption from  10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the Smith’s parking lot at 535 Central Ave.
Stop by to see some of the adoptable cats and dogs and take home a new friend. In addition, the Los Alamos County animal shelter will be open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
Many of the current shelter residents came to the shelter as roamers. These cats and dogs commonly have no tags and have not been micro-chipped; this makes it impossible to locate the owners, so the animals must patiently wait for their family to come claim them.
Unfortunately, many of these roamers have not been claimed, so they are now waiting for someone to adopt them and give them a forever home.
Friends of the Shelter would like to remind cat (and small dog) owners that just because an animal has escaped from the house, it does not automatically mean that a coyote has eaten the animal.
There have been happy endings recently when families stop at the shelter to look for their lost pet and the animal has been there waiting three or four days for their family. If your pet has escaped from the house, stop by the shelter to see if they are waiting for you.
There are also a number of cats and kittens in foster care, please check the Friends of the Shelter Web site for more information at www.petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
Cat adoption fees are $35 for one cat and $60 for two cats. All cats that are available for adoption have been spayed or neutered, are up to date on vaccinations and have been micro-chipped.