Pet of the Week: Sassy the Cat

Sassy the cat is waiting to be adopted. Courtesy/LACAS


Sassy is a big and beautiful 6-year-old chocolate point Siamese. Her coloring is so dark that at first glance she looks like a black cat with blue eyes. 

This spayed female was surrendered for always hiding from the other animals in her home, but she is adjusting to life with other cats in the shelter’s cat room, as long as she has the opportunity to retreat to a safe perch.

She is shy at first, but during quiet times will come out for gentle attention from quiet adults. Sassy is tender-hearted, sensitive and has very good manners. She knows not to scratch furniture as long as she is provided with a scratching post.

Sassy would prefer a quiet home with no children.

Friends of the Shelter will hold a mobile adoption 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at Smith’s Food and Drug Centers in Los Alamos. All adoptable pets are micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.

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

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