Darcie, the long-haired tortoiseshell has really come out of her shell. She was surrendered with a few other feline friends when their owner moved to assisted living.

For a while Darcie hid under the kennels, but has finally decided that the carpeted cat tower isn’t so bad, as long as she gets the spot on top where she can keep an eye on everyone else.

Darcie retires a bit when approached, but quickly warms up when petted softly. Sometimes she’ll even roll over and show off her back feet – one is black and one is white. Darcie is declawed and must be an indoor cat.

All adoptable pets are micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.

NEW SHELTER HOURS: The LAC Shelter is now open noon to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the weekends. Be sure to check out the shelter’s new website at, for more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.

Also, read up on some favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs that are currently in foster care. Check out the Petfinder page for photos and to learn more about the adoptable pets. Visit the Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road or call (505) 662-8179.

Editor’s note: More entries for the 2014 Shelter Alumnae Calendar are needed. See the entry form at