Among the shining beacons of hope in Los Alamos is the County Animal Shelter. Located at 500 Knecht Street, the shelter staff is there to help the animals by finding homes for them.
Animal Control officers drive around town, looking for dogs and cats that are loose. Many lost animals have tags with names and phone numbers, making it easy to find their owners.
However, others are often found with only their rabies tag, indicating that they’ve been vaccinated for rabies.
Owners can be traced using the rabies tag, too. When an animal is vaccinated for rabies, it is given a tag with a number on it.
The Animal Control officers can call the clinic where the shot was given, and using the number, locate the animal’s owner.