Pet Tales

All kinds of colorful critters are looking for homes

pettales@thetribunenews.comJuly 11, 2013 

‘Homeless dogs and cats are what first come to mind when people think of county animal shelters. And well they should. The San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter is full to the brim with wonderful dogs, cats and kittens.

“In addition to all the felines and canines, the shelter is currently ark-like with an array of different types of pets looking for homes.

“Vidal the guinea pig isn’t having a bad hair day; it’s just how he is. So if you’re looking for a friend to encourage you to be yourself, Vidal’s your pet.

“If Vidal’s not a match for you, we have more beautiful bunnies; Butch the rooster; Chilly, a 10-year-old chinchilla; several unnamed guinea pigs; and a bevy of cute hamsters who’d all like a hamster wheel to call their own.

“Please come to the shelter and meet all the shelter pets. You can also find out more by checking the shelter website — sloanimal   — or calling 781-4413. “All these little critters are $5 each — rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, chickens and roosters. If you don’t have a carrier, you can purchase a cardboard carrier at the shelter for $3. Improve your life, and that of a homeless pet, and adopt a new family member today.”

— Animal shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess

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

Adopt a cat in SLO

The Feline Network holds cat and kitten adoptions from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday at Petco in the Madonna Plaza Shopping Center in San Luis Obispo. Cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, tested and vaccinated. Adoption fee is $60 for one or $80 for two. Free vet exam included. For information on adoptions, low-cost spay/neuter, help with feral cats, or to volunteer or donate, call 549-9228 or visit Free semi-tame mousers are also available.

58th anniversary sale at Woods

Woods Humane Society is celebrating its 58th anniversary by lowing adoption fees for dogs and cats to $58 on Sundays through July. Each adoptable cat is spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped prior to going home. Several spay/neuter programs are also available through Woods. Woods Humane Society is at 875 Oklahoma Ave. in San Luis Obispo. For more information, go to

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