This is an unusual sight: a person in a dog kennel

pettales@thetribunenews.comOctober 31, 2013 

Meet Nilla and Bubby, two little dogs waiting to be adopted at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter.

ELLEN PERRYESS

Here’s an update from the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter, via volunteer Ellen Perryess:

As the weather cools and the nights lengthen, many of us worry about those who have no shelter.

To raise awareness of the important role nonprofit and county animal shelters play in keeping homeless pets safe, warm and dry, county Animal Services shelter supervisor Andrea Liddie is going to be sheltered for 24 hours in a county animal shelter kennel from 11 a.m. Wednesday to 11 a.m. the following day.

Andrea will bunk with Bubby, one of the little dogs Pet Tales featured last week. Unfortunately, Bubby and Nilla, also featured last week, are still waiting to be adopted.

Like all critters housed at the county shelter, Andrea would appreciate your stopping by and saying a kind word. And if you’d like to help the other shelter inhabitants, donations of fleece blankets, canned Friskies cat food or financial donations to the shelter’s ARF fund will be greatly appreciated.

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week is the first week in November. Celebrate it by adopting, donating or dropping by the shelter to wish Andrea and all the kennel occupants a good night’s sleep.

Cambria Animal Day

Animal Day will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Amethyst Healing Center, 704 Main St. in Cambria.

Get answers to your animal questions and treat your animal to a healing session to improve its health as well as emotional and behavioral issues.

Heather Green, animal intuitive and energy healer, will do animal readings, healings and book-signings. The event is free.

For more information, call 451-1585 or visit http://www.tealhealing.com.

Festival benefits humane society

A harvest festival from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday will benefit North County Humane Society and Awakening Ways Spiritual Community. The event includes spaghetti dinner, dessert, wine, music and bingo at Best Western Colony Inn in Atascadero. Tickets are $35. For more information, call 466-5403.

Competitive horse trail ride

The Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association’s Sage Hill Competitive Trail Ride will be Saturday and Sunday at Porter Ranch near Santa Maria.

The Sage Hill ride, sanctioned by the North American Trail Ride Conference, features open, competitive pleasure and novice divisions. Open riders cover 50 to 60 miles in the twoday period, and competitive pleasure and novice riders cover 35 to 40 miles.

A one-day novice ride covers about 23 miles. There is also a 12-mile introductory ride for people who want to learn more about the sport of competitive trail riding and horse camping but don’t want to go the full 20-plus miles the first time.

Rider entry forms are at http://www.syvaha.com.

To volunteer, call 710-4471 or email kkstegman@sc.com  .

Help Feline Network trap feral cats

The Feline Network urgently needs volunteers to trap feral cats for spaying or neutering. Volunteers are needed in Nipomo, elsewhere in the South County and San Luis Obispo.

The Feline Network provides traps and training. A vehicle is needed to take cats to and from trapping sites and veterinarian offices.

TNR (trap-neuter-return) programs have been implemented nationwide and have proven successful. To volunteer, call Lynette at 556-0717 for the South County and Christine at 544-6138 for San Luis Obispo.

Feline Network adoptions are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday at PETCO in San Luis Obispo.

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

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