Get those cameras ready, polish those smiles, and say Cheese! (or Tuna! or Kibble!) Friends of the Shelter is accepting photo entries for the 2016 Shelter Alumni Calendar through Sept. 5.
Pet owners who have adopted a shelter animal or an abandoned or homeless animal are invited to send a photo and a brief story about their pet. Pet owners whose pets were featured in last year’s calendar are welcome to submit new photos of their pets for this year’s calendar.
Entry forms are available at Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital, Pet Pangaea and the Los Alamos Animal Shelter.
The entry forms include entry information as well as tips on getting great photos of your pet. Entries can easily be submitted at www.lafos.org. They can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or a photo and entry form can be mailed to Friends of the Shelter, PO Box 1402, Los Alamos 87544.
Friends of the Shelter, a humane organization based in Los Alamos is trying to improve the quality of life for unwanted pets and find homes for homeless animals.
We work closely with the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, with local veterinarians, and with other humane societies.
Our program has four major components:
- A shelter program where volunteers visit the shelter to exercise, groom, and socialize the animals to make them more adoptable;
- An active adoption program where we place animals in good homes;
- A program where we pay for medical expenses or spay/neuter operations for homeless animals;
- An education program to promote responsible pet ownership, including the benefits and importance of spaying/neutering pets.
Friends of the Shelter sponsors two special programs to help pet owners and reduce the number of unwanted pets. The Catastrophic Illness/Injury program provides funds for veterinary treatment of severely ill or injured pets whose owners cannot afford extensive treatment.
The second program provides vouchers for free spay/neutering of pets, in order to encourage pet owners to make sure that their pets are surgically altered and cannot produce litters of unwanted cats or dogs.
Friends of the Shelter would like to thank our participating veterinary clinics, Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital, Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic, Arroyo Seco Animal Hospital, the Espanola Shelter, the Santa Fe Shelter, and Valley Veterinary Clinic for their support of these programs.
The calendars will go on sale in November at local businesses, and all proceeds will go directly to help the animals through Friends of the Shelter programs. So remember, get those entries in by Sept. 5.