Pet Tales

Raffles, reading to pups and more pet-related events in SLO County

Danielle Ames and Dante
Danielle Ames and Dante jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Here’s a look at upcoming pet-related events in San Luis Obispo County:

Reading 2 Rover in Grover

Every Wednesday at 3 p.m., the Grover Beach Community Library offers a program called Reading 2 Rover. Caring Canines therapy-trained dogs and handlers visit the library to work with children who would benefit from reading practice outside the home or classroom. Reading to a dog promotes reading skills and builds self-confidence. Grover Beach Community Library, 240 N. Ninth St. 805-473-3457.

Cause for Paws Raffle

Local businesses, artists and HART Guardian Angel program supporters have donated 56 choice raffle prizes. Descriptions of the prizes are available on HART’s website at www.slohart.org/news.htm. Raffle tickets are on sale throughout the event and cost $10 each, or three for $25. Purchase tickets at the HART office, Cambria Farmers Market or Cambria Chamber of Commerce, or by calling 805-927-7377. Winning tickets will be drawn Oct. 29, and prize winners need not be present to win.

HART’s Guardian Angel Fund is used only for special medical care that some of HART’s cats or kittens may need, such as costs above and beyond the fiscal scope of HART’s general fund. With the medical treatment made possible by HART’s Guardian Angel Fund, animals have the opportunity to live full and pain-free lives.

Kittens ready for adoption

The Feline Network has many kittens available for adoption. Adopt-a-Cats are 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 it assists with spaying and neutering stray cats as well as trapping feral cats that are 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 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.

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

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