Pet of the Week: DQ the Cat

DQ the cat is waiting to be adopted from the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. Courtesy/LACAS


DQ is an 8-year-old neutered male cat who lost his home due to divorce.

DQ is a Manx, an ancient breed that originated on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea. He likes the comfort and security of his own space, so he is in his own cage at the Shelter where he can hang out without being bothered by other cats.

DQ is very frightened by new situations, so it might take him some time to adjust to a new home. When a shelter volunteer was in the cat room earlier this week, DQ came out of his bed and lounged on the floor of his cage for some pets, which is big progress for this lovable guy. Until that day, the volunteer had never seen his cute little stumpy tail, a trait of the Manx breed.

The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 505.662.8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets – see the Petfinder website for photos here.

For information about volunteering, adopting and donating, and learning more about special needs animals and cats and dogs in foster care, visit

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

Shelter Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.