Animal Shelter 06-01-14

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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 a new friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:
SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.
Also, be sure to check out lafos.org, to 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.
Along with the rainy weather recently, it’s been raining cats at the shelter! Four kitties from one family were surrendered due to a move, and there are all around 4 years old and well socialized, although some are a bit shy in their new surroundings. All four are said to be good with adults, kids, cats and dogs and they have all been indoor cats. Trouble (don’t be deceived by his name!) is a black and white, short-haired, male with tuxedo-like markings. He is very friendly, even in his new digs. Tank is not huge, as his name might indicate, but a medium-sized, Russian blue, short hair, intact male. Slightly shy, but friendly, Tank will be available after he is neutered. Last, but not least, is Bugsy, a spayed, female who appears to be a mixed Russian blue/tortoise. Bugsy is a small, delicate, sweet girl. Stay tuned for more info as these lovely kitties settle in and shelter volunteers get to know them better; they will all be available after vetting. There are also several kittens available after vetting.
Lady Buttercup — A new addition to the shelter. She has a medium-length, mostly white coat with black and orange markings. She is about a year and a half years old (a teenager in cat years) who would love a forever home, possibly with another kitty as she enjoys the company of other cats. We hope to see her become a more confident girl as we socialize her here at the shelter. Call Mary at 470-6973 for more information.
Stormy — A beautiful 2-½-year-old, flame point Siamese. After Friends of the Shelter arranged to have his teeth cleaned and his bladder stones removed, Stormy became very affectionate with adult volunteers. He does not care for children, and he prefers not to share the attention with other demanding cats.
DQ — An 8-year-old, neutered, gray and white, male Manx cat who lost his home due to a divorce. DQ likes the comfort and security of his own space, but he is slowly gaining confidence in the cat room and is now out in the communal area with other cats. He is a bit shy at first, so it will take some time for him to adjust to a new home, but he would certainly love the comfort and security of a forever home and person! Having a safe space to retreat to, such as a small covered bed, will help him adjust to his new home. He can be easily frightened by loud noises and changing situations, so he would do best in a home without children. His cute little bobtail always surprises shelter visitors!
Smirky — Smirky is an extremely shy all black cat who was trapped a few weeks ago in Pajarito Acres. She hasn’t quite figured out that the shelter isn’t such a scary place, and shelter volunteers are working hard to socialize this petite girl so that she is ready for a new home soon. Check back for more information about Smirky as shelter volunteers and staff work with her.
Bindi — An 8-month old, female, tabby with white markings. This small, young cat has started to settle into the shelter routine. Although she is initially a little shy, she is quite friendly and social.
Scarlet — An 8-year-old, female black and white Husky. She recently escaped from the shelter and is missing. This special needs girl has suffered from seizures her whole life, but they are fairly well controlled with daily medication. She was last seen near the shelter but is shy. If seen, do not approach, but contact Sally at 412-3451, or the shelter at 662-8179.
Shade — A handsome, adult black lab mix found roaming in the parking lot at the shelter. He will be available after his vet check.
Baby — A 5-year-old, spayed, female, cattle dog/heeler cross. She is good-natured and friendly with adults, gentle children, cats and dogs. Baby loves to go for leash walks and play at the dog park. Good natured to the max, she is comfortable with cats, children and other dogs. 
Learn even more about Baby by calling her sponsor, Carolyn at 231-3624 to arrange a personal introduction.
Fergie — Tan and white female German Shepherd mix with long hair. Learning to be less afraid as volunteers take her for walks. She is friendly and loves pets once she knows and trusts you. It usually takes a few meetings for her to let go of her shyness and replace it with her inner love bug. She would like a home without young children. For more information, call her sponsor at 412-1060.
Chrissie — Chrissie is a senior boxer who still has lots of love to give! She is full of energy and very playful. She enjoys the company of people and other dogs. On a recent visit to the cat room, Chrissie was more interested in their food than the cats, so she probably would be fine in a home with cats as well! For more information about Chrissie, call her sponsor at 501-0790.
Texas — A 2½-year-old, tri-color, Aussie mix. He is very active, people friendly and probably friendly with female dogs. He has a lot on energy and loves to go for walks and runs
• Two new dogs were surrendered to the shelter last week and will be available after their vet appointments. Princess is a beautiful, female brindle pitbull mix who has just had puppies. Clumsy is a young heeler mix.
Information on roaming animals is limited, if you are missing an animal, stop in or call the shelter.