Pet Tales

George needs a home and exercise program

pettales@thetribunenews.comOctober 17, 2013 

George is a 5-year-old cat who has been known to push small dogs from their food dishes and finish the meal himself. He’s up for adoption at the county animal shelter.


I received two emails this week requesting help getting the word out about a couple of pets that need to find good homes. Because column space is limited, I only run adoption information about pets at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter.

One of the pets is George, a big kitty with a big appetite who needs a forever family who will help him lose some pounds.

I also received an email from the Central Coast Border Collie and Herding Dog Rescue in Paso Robles asking to help three-legged Jeb find a forever home. I will post Jeb’s story and some photos on the Pet Tales Facebook page at

Back to George: Here’s what county animal shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess says about him:

“George is a long-haired gray and white cat of almost unimaginable proportion. He is so large he’s too big for the cat kennels at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter.

“George is 5 years old and neutered, and he enjoys people almost as much as he loves food. He’ll purr contentedly when petted and will sit up for treats. George is a can-do cat who has been known to push small dogs from their food dishes and finish the meal himself.

“George is so chubby he can’t properly groom himself, and so he has been shaved to make the job more manageable. According to the veterinarian, George has no health problems, just a disproportionate appetite.

“Needless to say, George is looking for a loving, calorie-counting adopter to help him regain his proper dimensions.”

For more information about George, ID No. 194168, call the volunteer line at the San Luis Obispo County animal shelter at 781-4413 or visit

Wiggle Waggle Walk

Woods Humane Society hosts its Wiggle Waggle Walk for Woods beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Park in San Luis Obispo. The event includes a costume contest, blessing of the animals, 1-mile walk, pet fair and raffle. Proceeds benefit Woods’ sheltering and veterinary care.

Registration is $15 per walker and available online at or starting at 8 a.m. the day of the event. For information, call 543-9316.

Horse adventures

Adventures with Horses’ fall sessions are from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Children, ages 5 to 12 are invited to meet, greet, groom and walk calm and gentle equines. Children and their parents will enjoy learning about basic equine manners, body language, safety skills and round-pen activities.

Wear closed-toed shoes or boots. Events are at Heaven Can Wait Equine Sanctuary at 6275 Cerros Pioneros in San Miguel.

Register at

For information, call 467-9204, 467-3280 or visit .

If you have stories or photos of your furry, feathered or scaly friend, please send them to  or Pet Tales, c/o The Tribune, P.O. Box 112, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406.

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