Pet Tales

Andy and Sandy can add love to your life

pettales@thetribunenews.comJuly 18, 2013 

‘Charles Dickens wrote, ‘What greater gift than the love of a cat?’ So, what better time to add love to your life then when our county shelter is overflowing with kittens?

“Andy and Sandy exemplify the delightful variety of kittens at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter. Andy’s a fun-loving kitten who enjoys playing with cats and people alike. Sandy, on the other paw, is a thoughtful flame-point Siamese who ponders before leaping. See Sandy and Andy playing in a video at

“This Saturday, Andy and Sandy, plus myriad other kittens and cats, will be on the front lawn of the SLO County Animal Services shelter from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. As an additional adoption incentive, all fe line adoption fees will be half off.

“Loving homes are urgently needed because of the high volume of charming kittens coming to the shelter, primarily because many county residents still don’t spay and neuter their pets.

“All shelter cats are already altered, microchipped, come with a cardboard carrier, are FIV/FLVP tested and have their initial shots, or come with vouchers for their shots and testing. With the kittens already altered, the chance of them developing some forms of cancer is nil and they can never create unwanted litters.

“According to Garrison Keillor, ‘Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.’ More importantly, cats teach us that love is a gift to be shared.”

— Animal shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess

For more information about Sandy, ID No. 193244, or Andy, ID No. 192562, call the volunteer line at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter at 781-4413 or visit The Animal Services shelter is at 885 Oklahoma Ave., off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo. To see more shelter ani mals available for adoption, visit

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 a carrier for cats.

Pet party at HART

HART, the Homeless Animal Rescue Team, will hold a pet event from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at 2638 Main St., in Cambria.

Event includes cat adoption specials, cat and dog microchipping for $5 and specials in the retail shop.

Suzan Vaughn, pet psychic, will be giving a talk on “Animal Death — A Spiritual Journey.”

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