Pet Tales

Five balls of fur need homes

pettales@thetribunenews.comAugust 15, 2013 

The county Animal Services shelter has five kittens in need of adoption, three girls and two boys with personalities to fit any home.


“Perhaps there aren’t as many kittens as there are grains of sand on the beach, but during the summer, it feels like it; we worry there won’t be enough homes for all the kittens at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter.

“It’s clear that Samantha, Sasha, Stella, Billy and Felix — like most shelter kittens — once had a home; they look to people for love and care. But whoever once loved these kittens abandoned them when they were barely five weeks old — too young to have wandered off and too vulnerable to fend for themselves.

“Stella’s a little tabby who’s quick to identify a friendly person and settle in on a lap. Samantha and Sasha are longhaired tortie/tabbies; one’s shy and the other outgoing. Billy and Felix are orange tabbies. Billy’s Mr. Social, while Felix is a take-charge adventurer.

“These five illustrate the variety of kittens looking for homes. See more photos and video of these five at

“This Saturday, there will be Kittenpalooza Adopt-a-Pets at the Lemos in Arroyo Grande from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Templeton Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon and on the front lawn of the SLO County Animal Services shelter from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“All cat and kitten adoption fees will be half off.

“One person can’t count all the grains of sand nor give homes to all the homeless kittens, but together we can reduce the number of pets needing homes — spay, neuter, tag, adopt.”

— Animal shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess

For more information about Samantha, Sasha, Stella, Billy or Felix ID Nos. 193780-193784, 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 animals available for adoption, visit

The adoption fee is $80 for cats and $105 for dogs, plus a $25 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.

HART celebrates 30 years

A gala evening to mark HART’s 30th birthday is being held at Camp Ocean Pines on Aug. 25. The evening includes live music, appetizers and wines, view sample videos from the upcoming video festival, participate in live and silent auctions and enjoy food and wine pairings from local restaurants and wineries.

The deadline for reservations Saturday. Tickets are $75 and available at the Cambria Chamber of Commerce at 767 Main St., The Homeless Animal Rescue Team Shelter at 2638 Main St. or by calling 927-5956.

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If you have a story or photos of your furry, feathered or scaly friend please email me at pettales@ or mail to Pet Tales, c/o The Tribune, P.O. Box 112, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406.

Meet the kittens

More photos of Samantha, Sasha, Stella, Billy and Felix.

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