Pet of the Week: Syd the Cat

Syd the Cat. Courtesy/FOS


Syd is a BIG orange male cat who is 15 years old and more than a little sad about ending up in the shelter.

He arrived last week, after it was reported that he was no longer using the litter box. It turns out this poor guy just had a urinary tract infection and couldn’t make it to the litter box in time.

Syd is on medication for his UTI, and already beginning to feel a lot better. He 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 will also need to eat a special (low-cost) diet of the K/D Science Diet food, which can be easily purchased from the veterinarian’s offices here in town and will help keep his kidneys happy.

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.

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