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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.  

Princess was attacked by a stray dog on January 13th and needed over 50 stitches. Unfortunately, the infection spread to her lungs and it became necessary for her family to say goodbye to Princess this past week. Throughout this difficult situation, Princess was shown love by the team at Smith Vet as well as a few good Samaritans and her family who came together to get Princess the care she needed. Our organization chipped in a little over $1,000 toward her vet bills.


If you are in a place to do so, please help us by making a donation. Any funds in addition to the $1,000 will go toward treating more animals in need and to fund our spay/neuter voucher program


Please go to the following Princess' Go Fund Me button, if you’re in a position to help.

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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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