Since 1999, Los Alamos Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals LAFOSCA (Formerly Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter LAFOS) has provided canine and feline foster homes, funding for catastrophic animal medical care and our spay/neutering program.

The redefined focus of LAFOSCA is exclusively on assisting privately owned companion animals and their families and private rescue organizations, including groups such as NM Dog, Stray Hearts, Dew Paws Rescue, McKinley County Animal Rescue, and Otero County Animal Rescue and many, many more!

While we are unable to take in animals, assistance of information is provided in animal re-homing and adoptions.


Assistance provided to private rescue groups and privately owned companion animals is the priority of LAFOSCA’s work. Our work alongside shelters and rescue organizations of Northern New Mexico will help reduce the population of homeless and at-risk companion animals by providing assistance directly.  

Annual Dog Jog - Saturday, April 30, 2022


Taylor Schwerdt 2020 Logo Winner

The Business Community is very supportive of the mission of Los Alamos Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals. ​

Please visit our Sponsor page to see the names of these wonderful organizations.

Vouchers Available!
For use at participating Veterinary Clinics. Provides discount on sterilization of cats and dogs.

At the August 8th, 2017 Los Alamos County Council meeting, Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter was presented a Notice of Special Recognition for all the work that has been accomplished since 1999.

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