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Shelter Report 1-1-17

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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, so come adopt your new best friend today! All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Shelter hours are noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, and noon–3 p.m. Sunday.
Be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out Petfinder website for pictures of adoptable animals: petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
CATS
Lemon—A sweet older cat that was left at the front door of the shelter with no information or history. Lemon is currently in foster care receiving treatment for diabetes; her foster home reports that they call her Sugar, since she’s so sweet! When Lemon is feeling better, she’ll be looking for a mellow home that is understanding of the needs of a diabetic cat.
Bingley—A soft and sweet gray-and-tan kitty that just wants a person to snuggle with! She has the sweetest meow that she uses to get your attention when she wants some snuggles. When she’s not snuggling, she can be found curled up in a cat bed. This older, petite girl would probably do better with older children, since young children can be a bit too loud for her.
Juan—A distinguished 4- to 5-year-old male tabby with white markings. He was a stray living outdoors, with no known previous owner. Juan is afraid if people approach him too closely, but he loves cats and kittens. He would like a home where he can maintain his distance until he is ready to come closer. Of course, he would love to have cat or kitten companions, too. At the shelter, Juan has started becoming more comfortable with people who have spent time near him while respecting his boundaries. This is a good time for him to find a permanent home. If you would like to take on this special boy and possibly win him over, call for more information and come visit him at the shelter.
Jeffie—A Russian blue who has had a tough go at life and he has the scars to prove it – he was trapped, escaped, trapped again, and is finally at the shelter and settling in. Jeffie is FIV+, so he’s a bit of a special needs kitty (although bear in mind that FIV+ kitties still live long, happy lives!). He loves head scratches and belly rubs, and he begs for attention in any way that he can get it! A number of recent studies have shown that the only way to transfer FIV is through very deep bite wounds, so as long as Jeffie is not fighting with other cats in the household (and shelter volunteers think he’s too sweet for that!), he can live in a home with FIV- cats and pose no risk of infecting the other cats.
Waggs—A loving senior kitty that lost her home due to a family medical situation. This little tortie gal just wants to share her love with someone! Waggs has spent her entire life as an only cat, but with a bit of patience, Waggs can successfully integrate herself into an existing pride of cats. She does require solitude at mealtime, as she is submissive about her food bowl. Otherwise, she just wants to be part of your family and enjoy a soft bed in a sunny location. She gives a cute little squeak of “Mew!” when she wants company or food. This sweet girl would love a forever home.
Other cats currently at the shelter include Mr. Whiskers, Hondo, and Big Bang. Stay tuned for more information about these kitties!
DOGS
Cookie—A 3.5-year-old Boxer mix who can’t wait to find a family that will help her continue to improve her training and commands. She did not have much training before coming to the shelter, but volunteers are working with her to help her learn proper behavior. She is an energetic girl that would like to be with a family that has an active lifestyle. She has not been around younger children or cats, but she does do well with men, women, and older children.
Chili (formerly known as Adahay)—An adolescent German Shepherd mix that was rescued from a high-kill shelter.Chili is a very sweet and affectionate dog towards his people or anyone else he meets close up.  He is house trained, knows not to get onto furniture, and does not damage things inside. Outside he loves walks and would like an active lifestyle. Unfortunately he is fearful which causes him to be reactive towards other people and dogs particularly on walks. As a result of this he will need to be the only dog, and he will require someone who is willing to put in time to train him to overcome his fear.  Chili is in foster care, so call his foster family to meet him: 662-7882.
Ali Bug—A sweet and petite 8-month-old Husky/Shepherd mix. She is currently in foster care in order to help her build confidence and overcome her shyness. Since she has been in foster care, she is beginning to trust people and that they might not be as bad as she first thought! She will need a calm, quiet home that will understand her needs.
Other dogs currently at the shelter include Zoe (senior border terrier), Mandy and Mary (German Shepherd mixes), and Cory (adult hound mix). Stay tuned for more information about these dogs, as staff and volunteers get to know them better!