‘Eddie has a way about him; when you open his kennel, he comes up and presses his head against you. He loves to make contact with people. Eddie’s curious and would love to explore, but he is equally pleased to be held in your arms.
“Bottom line, Eddie has a great personality. But adult cats are numerous and kittens will soon be on their way, so a senior cat — no matter how nice — is going to have a hard time finding his way out of the San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter.
“And it will take a special person to adopt Eddie because, beyond being 10 years old, his previous life has left scars. It appears Eddie was adopted from another shelter — he has a telltale tipped ear, making his right ear flat at the top rather than pointed. Some shelters trim off the tip of a cat’s ear during spay or neuter surgery so from a distance one can tell if a cat is already altered.
“Also, Eddie is blind in his right eye and is very thin. Shelter staff had blood tests run to see if Eddie had a thyroid imbalance, which can cause vision and weight loss, but Eddie’s blood work came back normal. Happily, Eddie seems unaffected by the vision loss. And a benefit of being older is Eddie qualifies for ASAP’s adopt-a-senior rebate.
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“They say, ‘Where there’s a will there’s a way.’ For Eddie, he has a way that, hopefully, will find him a home.”
— Animal shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess
For more information about Eddie, ID No. 173959, call the volunteer line at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter at 781-4413 or visit www.sloanimalservices.com.
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 www.sloanimalservices.com.
The adoption fee is $75 for cats and $100 for dogs, plus a $20 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.
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The Atascadero Horsemen’s Club will have its monthly meeting Tuesday at Players Restaurant in Atascadero. The optional dinner begins at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. and general meeting at 8 p.m. This month’s speaker is Stephanie Mathis, DVM, who has a specialty in equine surgery and will speak on the topic of current issues in equine welfare. Visitors and prospective members are welcome to attend. For more information, call 703-3675 or visit www.atascaderohorsemensclub.com.
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