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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. 

2024 Los Alamos Dog Jog is coming!

Click the menu above to sign up, pre-registration is due April 5.

To see last year's photos that were taken on-the-course and at the start/finish are now posted on the FOSCA Flickr page ( for your viewing pleasure. 


The 2023 photos can be found directly at 

Thanks again for your support and participation!

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.

(Double clicking on the image pulls up enlarged view)

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