With Fourth of July on Wednesday, I thought I’d share some tips from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ( ASPCA.org ) on how to keep your pets safe.
If your dog or cat ingests any potentially harmful products and you need emergency advice, contact the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 or www.aspca.org/apcc.
If your pet is lost during Fourth of July, please call the volunteer line of the San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter at 781-4413 or visit www.sloanimalservices.com. Also make sure to visit the shelter to look for your pet. The Animal Services shelter is at 885 Oklahoma Ave., off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo.
A Firecracker Boogie will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Biddle Park in Arroyo Grande. The event features performances by Dr. Danger, Code Blues, Stony Hunter and the Rockhounds and Formal Proof, a silent auction and barbecue. All proceeds benefit Woods Humane Society.
Central Coast Pug Rescue will hold an adoption event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Tails Pet Boutique at 745 Higuera St. in San Luis Obispo. Meet adoptable pugs and learn about volunteer opportunities. For more information, call 978-5888 or visit www.centralcoastpugrescue.com.
Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) of Cambria is hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday for its new location. The event will include live music, shelter tours, refreshments and more. HART is at 2638 Main St., Cambria. For more information, call 927-7377.
Through the month of June, Woods Humans Society is holding “name your own price” feline adoptions. All cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Woods is at 875 Oklahoma Ave. in San Luis Obispo. For more information, call 543-9316 or visit www.woodshumane.org.
Dogs and owners are invited to “Goldens in the Park” from noon to 4 p.m. July 8 at Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo. The event includes dog events, vendors and food booths and is a fundraiser for Woods Humane Society and Animal Services Adoption Partners (ASAP). The event is free and open to all dog breeds. For more information, visit www.slocountygoldenretrievers.com.
Like our page at www.facebook.com/SLOPetTales.
If you have a story or photos of your furry, feathered or scaly friend please e-mail to me to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Pet Tales, c/o The Tribune, P.O. Box 112, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406.