Teen Center Has Gone To The Dogs (And Cats)

Local Yorkie, Tyrone Nigel Clark, 8, (official LA Daily Post newshound) is definitely interested in volunteering at the upcoming de-stress event at the Los Alamos Teen Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 


The YMCA Los Alamos Teen Center is in need of kitten and puppy related assistance. During the week of Dec. 19, the Center will be providing a variety of de-stress activities for high school students during their Fall Semester final exams week.

In the past one of the things students enjoyed the most was getting to play with puppies and kittens that a volunteer brought in. Nothing melts away stress like a kitten. December is often the wrong time of year for kittens and puppies, so the Teen Center would love to have someone bring over a dog or extremely mellow cat that loves being petted by strangers. Someoone even brought in rabbits one year. In the past people have brought over service dogs in training, and that has worked very well.

The Teen Center in the afternoon can be pretty loud and chaotic with 45-60 teens on an average afternoon. Any animal that comes needs to be able to handle a bit of commotion and noise.

Anyone interested in bringing over an animal should email George Marsden at gmarsden@laymca.org for details.

Please do not bring an animal over without checking with the Teen Center first to avoid potential conflicts between animals.