San Luis Obispo County Animal Services’ shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess shares an abundance of kittens ready to be adopted Saturday:
If Mrs. Tucket lets her unaltered female cat outdoors at 4 p.m. and her neighbor, Mr. Angeles, also puts his unaltered male cat out at approximately the same time, in seven years, how many cats may result from this likely kitty rendezvous?
Answer: In seven years they and their offspring can produce 420,000 cats.
This story problem has real world consequences, and San Luis Obispo County isn’t immune, in fact this summer’s kitten season has arrived with an abundance of homeless kittens; lots and lots of nameless kittens who are waiting to be adopted at the SLO County Animal Services’ shelter.
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To help our shelter kittens — and adult cats — find lifelong homes, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday all felines will be half-price.
This means kitten and cat adoption fees, rather than being $88, are only $44. Even better — since cats can have kittens at an alarmingly early age — all shelter felines are already spayed or neutered. Phew!
Additional benefits of adopting from the shelter — all felines have:
▪ initial vaccinations and are tested for FELV/FIV (or this will occur when kittens are of age);
▪ eligibility for a free veterinarian check within SLO County;
▪ new collar and cardboard carrier.
Not looking for a cat? Homeless dogs, chickens and bunnies will also be available for adoption.
Don’t miss this weekend’s hard-to-beat feline half-off deal. Though don’t ask the kittens about the deal. They don’t do math — they just want to find homes.
For more information, call the volunteer line at the Animal Services shelter at 805-781-4413 or visit www.slocounty.ca.gov/aserv. The shelter is at 885 Oklahoma Ave., off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo. Visit the website to see shelter animals available for adoption.
Kittens ready for adoption
The Feline Network has many kittens available for adoption. Adopt-a-Cats are held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. most Saturdays at Petco in the Madonna Shopping Center in San Luis Obispo.
Kittens have been spayed or neutered, tested, vaccinated and are ready to go! You can see some of them online at www.felinenetwork.org, or call 805-549-9228, ext. 701 for more information about adoptable kittens. Adoption fee is $60 for one kitten and $80 for two.
The Feline Network’s central mission is to curb cat overpopulation, and they will assist with spaying and neutering stray cats, as well as trapping feral cats that are seen living in San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Los Osos, and the South County areas, including Nipomo. Call 805-549-9228, ext. 704, or visit the website for more information.
Spay/neuter vouchers are available for people who need financial help and reside in these same areas. The vouchers are worth $60 toward a spay and $40 toward a neuter and can be redeemed at vet offices countywide. To obtain a voucher, call 805-549-9228, ext. 707.
H.A.R.T. July cat adoption special
It’s kitten season again, and the Homeless Animal Rescue Team could use your help to match up kittens with loving forever homes.
Throughout the month of July, adopt one kitten at H.A.R.T. and get 25 percent off the adoption fee for a second kitten.
Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, up-to-date vaccinations, microchip, flea treatment, a follow-up veterinarian examination, a collar and tag, and a starter bag of kibble.
H.A.R.T. is at 2638 Main St. in Cambria. The shelter is open for visitors Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Call 805-927-7377 or visit www.slohart.org to learn more about the available cats.
Art contest for dog lovers
Organizers of the nonprofit group Vineyard Dog Park of Templeton will give $300 plus expenses to a selected artist and painting in the fair’s public judging contest. The contest is open to ages 18 and younger. The entry must be suitable for enlargement to fill the outdoor mural of 4 feet by 7 feet. Deadline for submitting art is Monday.
Entries should incorporate at least one of the following elements: dogs and their owners, vineyards and hillsides, park amenities, native plants, trees or wildlife.
To register a painting, go to cmsf.fairmanager.com and click register; when prompted, select the Public Judging department and then Division 350 Class 1. The mural must be completed by Oct. 1.
If you have stories or photos of your pet, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.