kittens lots of kittens await your consideration at the Cortez Animal Shelter. This sweet, playful, little orange boy and his equally-orange brother are so anxious to get into a new home. The shelter has a black kitten, a tiger-calico, little tiger tabbies, and long-haired kittens with a mix of colors. Please consider adopting a kitten or one of the affectionate adult female cats at the shelter, including Mow Mow, a penguin-colored girl with a goatee who speaks in trills, a smallish buff-colored young girl with stripes and a leopard-spotted tummy who loves dogs, and a gorgeous little brown and black tortoise shell mama whose kittens have all been adopted. One of these loving adults would make a great addition to a home, and these girls really need a chance. The shelter is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on alternate Fridays. They will be closed this Friday. The shelter is seeking a used otoscope (the device doctors use to look into ears); they ask if any medical offices or vet clinics have an old device they have upgraded from, the shelter could really use one! They also need non-clumping cat litter, scented bleach, liquid laundry soap, new or used leashes, and large-size rawhide chews the homeless dogs really look forward to getting one each afternoon. All pet adoptions at the shelter now include having the new addition to your family fixed and microchipped. For more information, call the shelter at 565-4910. To view more animals, visit www.petfinder.com or www.petango.com (enter 81321 zip code for each) or www.cityofcortez.com/government/animal_shelter.