Animal Shelter 07-20-14

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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 best 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 the website at 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. 



Bindi — A 10-month-old, spayed, female, tabby with white. She came to the Los Alamos Animal Shelter from Taos. This petite girl loves to play, but she also enjoys taking naps in the sun once she’s worn out from playing. She is a very small kitty, and most likely will remain petite. Initially shy, she has now warmed up, thriving on making new kitty friends and greeting shelter visitors.

Butterscotch — Lady Buttercup’s littermate and you can tell by looking that they are related, as they look very much alike. She is a young adult, with a mostly white coat with black and orange markings. She has come out of her shell since she has been with the shelter and does well with people, gentle, older children and other cats.

DQ — An 8-year-old declawed, 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 now gaining confidence in the communal cat room. He is a bit shy at first, so it will take some time for him to adjust to a new home. He would love the comfort and security of a forever home and person! Having a retreat available will help him adjust. Because changes and loud noises startle DQ, we recommend a home without children.

Handly — An adult, gray, tabby, neutered male who is currently recovering from surgery. His leg was caught in a gopher trap and had to be amputated. Handly is in foster care while he heals. He will be available for adoption once he’s feeling better! 

Kittens — The shelter currently has a few kittens in foster care, and they will be ready for adoption in a few weeks, once they are old enough to be spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Check back in a few weeks if interested in adding a kitten to the family. 

Mika and Kita — Two new additions, will be available after their vet appointments. Both appear to be quite friendly. Mika is a small, 4-year-old, short-haired kitty. She has very unusual markings and is white, gray and orange. Kita is a male, short-haired cat. He is also about 4 years old, is black and is very friendly.

Lady Buttercup — This cat came to the shelter from Felines and Friends in Santa Fe. Lady Buttercup is under 2 years old, the perfect age for a family looking for a young cat, but not a kitten (and all of the antics and destroyed curtains that go along with kitten ownership!). Lady Buttercup has a gorgeous, medium-length, mostly white coat with black and orange markings. She would love a forever home with another kitty, as she enjoys the company of other cats and she lets out the cutest little trills when she introduces herself to new felines!

Phoenix — A young, adult, male cat. His family recently moved away and he was brought to the shelter. He loves to purr and is very playful. Phoenix has an unusual buff-colored coat (it’s not quite a yellow color). Phoenix would love a new forever home to call his own.

Silver — A super soft female kitty with a funny, folded ear. She loves people and is very playful. She seems to get along with other cats and could be part of a multi-cat household.

Syd — A big, friendly, orange, neutered, male cat, 15 years old and more than a little sad about ending up in the shelter. He came to us with a veterinary need that has now been addressed. His health is already improving. Syd would love a quiet home with patches of sunshine and a lap where he can get the love and attention he deserves during his golden years. Syd now is on a special (low-cost) diet of K/D Science Diet, which is readily available locally.

Stormy — A beautiful, neutered, male, 3-year-old, flame point Siamese. Since having his teeth cleaned and bladder stones removed, Stormy has warmed up to volunteers and now enjoys affection. Stormy eats Science Diet S/O, easily purchased for a low cost at the veterinarian’s office. Stormy is a bit sensitive and would prefer a home with older, quiet children who will respect his boundaries. He does seem to get along with some cats in the cat room, especially those who are older and mellow. 

Snickety — A declawed, beautiful, long-haired, Himalayan, neutered, male, about 10 years old. He was surrendered due to territorial issues with the other cat in the house. Himalyans frequently prefer not to share their people. Perhaps a mellow female cat would be a tolerable companion. Snickety is soft and very loving. 

Smirky — A young, spayed, female, shy, black cat trapped in Pajarito Acres. She is free in the communal cat room, but we don’t see much of her.

Sweebo — A friendly, active orange tabby who needs to be kept indoors, perhaps with access to an outdoor cat enclosure. Check back during the coming week, after the shelter has his veterinary update.

Tibet — A very large (nearly 25 pounds), very friendly cat found roaming. He is smoky grey, creamy white and has some tan patches. Check back during the coming week, as the shelter will then have his veterinary update. His terrible mats have been shaved and his respiratory infection has been treated.


Scarlet is still missing! Scarlet is an 8-year-old, female, black and white Husky. She recently escaped from the shelter and is missing, but volunteers and shelter staff hold out hope of finding her due to recent sightings. The shelter had a report on July 10 that she was sighted near the high school. She is extremely shy. If seen, do not approach, but contact Sally at 412-3451 or the shelter at 662-8179.

Chaco — A 1½-year-old, Doberman-boxer mix who has the long, lean Doberman body shape, but the honey brown color of a boxer. He can be a bit protective of his yard when left out alone all day, so he would like a home where he can be indoors. For a personal introduction to Chaco, call his sponsor at 501-0790.

Eskimo — A big husky mix that was found roaming near the back gate. His 10-day holding period is up, so the shelter will be working to find him a home, but they would still love to get him reunited with his family. Check back during the coming week for the results of Eskimo’s veterinary update.

Honeyboo —A honey-colored Chihuahua who was found roaming weeks ago — she was found just in time, since she was getting ready to deliver puppies! The puppies are spoken for after spay, neuter and vetting. In the meantime, the shelter will be accepting applications from potential adopters for Honey Boo.

Kona — A year old, spayed, female, German shepherd mix. She was surrendered along with her buddy Mobley due to not tolerating the excessive attention of the young child in the household. She would prefer a home with no kids, as she gets a little nervous in new situations and prefers gentle pets and attention on her own terms. 

Princess — A beautiful, friendly, energetic, female, brindle, pitbull mix who came to us for help after she had puppies. She has been spayed and is eager to find a forever home.

Sadie and Sandy — The shelter’s most recent canine additions to the shelter. Both are adult dogs. Sadie is a female mini-Dachshund. She is quite small, friendly and black and tan in coloring. Sandy is a larger, male Dachshund. He is also friendly and he is a solid tan color. Stay tuned as shelter volunteers get to know these dogs!

Texas — A 3-year-old, neutered, male, cattle dog mix. He is very active, people friendly and probably friendly with female dogs. He has lots of energy and loves to go for walks and runs. Texas is very housebroken and shelter volunteers try to make sure that he goes out as much as possible, to work off all of that energy and let him get lots of potty breaks. 

Thor — A very friendly, neutered, male, tricolor, cattle dog mix who the shelter believes is about 3 years old. He loves to interact with people. The shelter just found out that Thor is heartworm positive and is treating him. He needs quiet during the treatment. Once recovered, he will be ready for lots of fun and exercise! He is eager to please and is learning appropriate indoor manners.


As of July 10, there were no roaming animals at the shelter.