What’s better than a Friday? Not much. Except a Friday with good news.
I’m happy to announce that Oliver, last week’s tabby Pet Tales heartthrob, has found a home. Oliver has a new family full of cats and dogs and lots of trees that need climbing. What more could there possibly be?
Here’s a look at upcoming pet-related events around San Luis Obispo County:
Cat adoption special
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During the month of August, Homeless Animal Rescue Team in Cambria is holding a cat adoption special. Cats nine months or older may be adopted for a $5 fee. They are spayed or neutered, current on vaccinations and eligible for a free postadoption vet exam. HART is at 2638 Main St. in Cambria. For more information, call 927-7377 or visit http://www.slohart.org.
Adopt a cat in SLO
The Feline Network of the Central Coast has an abundance of cute kittens that need forever homes in order to make room for new kittens that need to be placed in foster care. Kitten adoptions are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday at Petco in the Madonna Shopping Center in San Luis Obispo.
Kittens and cats have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and tested for leukemia and FIV.
Adoption fee is $60. For information on adoptions and low-cost spay or neuter in San Luis Obispo or the South County and help with feral cats, call 549-9228.
The Private Kate fund
North County Paws Cause have their hands full with bottle babies and kittens with medical needs this year, in particular one little Private Kate. The little black kitten — who enjoys fetch and playing hide-and-seek — first pulled through after being abandoned and malnourished.
Then, it was discovered that she has a condition called atresiaani, meaning her anus is malformed. As a result, the kitten needs surgery to repair the congenital defect, or she will likely die.
Paws Cause needs community support to help the kitten. To contribute, visit http://www.northcountypawscause.org and designate a gift to the Private Kate Fund.
Early registration for Dog Splash Days, Sept. 12 to 13 at Templeton Community Pool, is open. Admission is $20 per dog. Advance reservations are recommended. For details, visit http://www.parks4 pups.org. This year’s event includes a raffle to benefit Vineyard Dog Park in Templeton. Donations are needed for the raffle table. For more information, call 239-4437.