This week, San Luis Obispo County Animal Services’ volunteer Ellen Perryess shares the story of Sherbet:
Sherbet is a sweet kitty. This 7-year-old pale orange tabby appreciates pets and play. She loves to have her head rubbed and — if you stop by her kennel — she’s quick to come up for a bit of love.
In addition to her friendly nature, Sherbet’s a distinctive looking cat with two different colored eyes. Her right eye is a lovely deep amber color, and the other is pale blue.
This distinction speaks to her past. According to the shelter’s vet tech, it’s likely her right eye had become infected and her owner left it untreated. This infection both changed the color of the eye and left it with limited or no vision. Today, the infection is a thing of the past; the eye requires no special care and Sherbet is unconcerned.
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Really the only cloud in Sherbet’s life is having no special person to love. Perhaps she might have found a home by now if she hadn’t arrived at the shelter three months ago when there were so many homeless kittens. Lots of kittens were adopted, but many adult cats like Sherbet were left behind.
With fall adopters few and far between, Sherbet’s hoping someone will come to the shelter and fall for her — a loving adult cat with a charming nature and a unique beauty.
For more information about Sherbet (ID No. 219992), 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 more shelter animals available for adoption.
The full-price adoption fee is $81 for cats and $105 for dogs, plus a $27 county license fee for dogs if the adopters are San Luis Obispo County residents. The adoption fee includes a spay or neuter operation, basic vaccinations, a microchip, eligibility for a free veterinary check within San Luis Obispo County and a new collar. Cats also are tested for FeLV and FIV, and adopters receive a carrier.
If you have stories of your pet, or photos of your furry, feathered or scaly friend, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.