Teen Center Seeks Pets To Cuddle Away Stress

The Los Alamos Teen Center at 475 20th St. Courtesy/LATC

The Los Alamos Teen Center seeks cuddly animals to help teens de-stress. Courtesy/LATC


Once again the Los Alamos Teen Center needs puppies, kittens, dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits and other cuddly animals for its traditional end of semester de-stress activities for high school students.

The Teen Center has a whole range of activities going on from May 20-31, including three afternoons with animals to cuddle.

The plan is to host animals:

  • Tuesday May 21;
  • Thursday May 23; and
  • Tuesday May 29.

Generally there are two “shifts” each day 2:45-3:45 p.m. and 4-5 p.m., with two animals (or small groups with the same owner) per shift. If you are able to help, contact us using the information below to schedule a time. Staff work hard to make sure they schedule compatible combinations of animals in a given time slot.

Owners will need to stay to supervise their animals and there will be volunteer teen hosts to help out and clean up any messes that might occur.

The Los Alamos community has stepped up and helped out with this for a number of years and the teens really appreciate it. Few things are more satisfying than watching the stress disappear from a teen as they cuddle with a pet!

To volunteer yourself and your pet, call the Teen Center noon to 6 p.m., weekdays at 505.695.7415 and ask for George or Eli or email latc@laymca.org.


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