Pet Tales

Help this sweet, shy kitty come out of his shell

January 31, 2013 

Kittikins is a 7-year-old tabby who has lived well with other animals and children. He’s also a great mouser and has good house manners. He is looking for a forever home after his family had to move.

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‘A pre-owned kitty, with a letter of recommendation, is looking for a new living situation.

“Kittikins is a neutered 7-year-old brown tabby who’s an excellent mouser with top-notch house manners. Kittikins has lived well with dogs, cats and children. He’s initially shy when meeting strangers but once he knows you, he loves giving and getting attention.

“Kittikins’ family did not want to give up him up. Sadly, life changes resulted in a move that would not allow pets, and when they couldn’t find another family to adopt him, Kittikins came to the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services Shelter.

“Like all Animal Services cats, Kittikins is current on his shots, is altered and microchipped, and has tested negative for FIV. He also comes with a free cardboard carrier and valuable coupons for local retailers. In addition to all this, Kittikins’ adoption fee is half-off.

“In the best of all possible worlds, families are able to keep their pets for a lifetime or find new homes for them; their pets are altered to avoid unwanted litters of kittens and puppies; and all pets wear tags with owner information. Each year, more San Luis Obispo County pet owners are doing their part, so we’re on the path to this best world, but we’re not there yet.

“If you haven’t already, please alter your pets; make sure your pet comes home by putting contact information on your pet’s ID tag; and if you have room for a cat with excellent references, please consider adopting Kittikins.”

— Animal shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess

For more information about Kittikins, ID No. A189962, call the volunteer line at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter at 781-4413 or visit http://www.sloanimalservices.com .

The Animal Services shelter is at 885 Oklahoma Ave., off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo.

To see more shelter animals available for adoption, visit http://www.sloanimalservices.com .

The adoption fee is $75 for cats and $100 for dogs, plus a $24 county license fee for dogs if the adopters are San Luis Obispo County residents. The adoption fee includes spay or neuter, basic vaccinations, microchip, eligibility for a free veterinarian check, new collar and ID tag, and carrier for cats.

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