San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess shares a couple of late-season kittens looking for homes.
This summer, hundreds of kittens found comfort, medical care and new homes while staying at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter. For months, the number of these cute little furballs regularly exceeded shelter space, so a staggering number also were cared for in volunteer foster homes.
As kitten season comes to a close, there are still a surprisingly large number of kittens in need of families and we’re hoping end-of-the-season adopters will come to the shelter and find their match.
Pumpkin and Marmalade are two 10-week-old kittens among the summer’s late arrivals. Pumpkin is a friendly, blue-eyed, flamepoint Siamese who will likely have a medium-length coat as an adult. Marmalade is a playful and social orange-and-white, short-coated kitten that happily comes up for attention.
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These two have been in foster care together and, with the other foster kittens, have been honing their house manners. They’ve also been discovering the joys of being with people — they love playing with toys and are happy to be petted. Both kittens also are dog-friendly.
To help Pumpkin, Marmalade and many other homeless kittens find new families, many will be out front of the shelter from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Kitten season is ending, but for those born at its tail end — life is just beginning.
Please call Pumpkin and Marmalade’s foster mom, Terry, at 704-7159 to find out more about the kittens.
For more information about Marmalade (ID No. 206953) or Pumpkin (ID No. 206758), call the volunteer line at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter at 781-4413 or visit http://www.sloanimalservices.com.
The San Luis Obispo Animal Services shelter is at 885 Oklahoma Ave., off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo.
To see more shelter animals available for adoption, visit http://www.sloanimalservices.com.
The adoption fee is $80 for cats and $105 for dogs, plus a $25 county license fee for dogs if the adopters are San Luis Obispo County residents. The adoption fee includes spaying or neutering, basic vaccinations, a microchip, eligibility for a free veterinarian check, a new collar, an ID tag and a carrier for cats.
Fall in love
Woods Humane Society is waiving adoption fees for all adult cats in September.
All cats are current on vaccinations, have been spayed or neutered, have a microchip, and come with a collar and tag, cat carrier and a free veterinary health exam. The shelter is located at 875 Oklahoma Ave. in San Luis Obispo. For more information, visit http://www.woodshumanesociety.org or call 543-9316.
Cause for Paws
From Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, the Homeless Animal Rescue Team’s Guardian Angel program is sponsoring a fundraising raffle. Raffle tickets are available for purchase. One ticket can be purchased $10 or three can be purchased for $25.
Tickets can be purchased at the HART office, 2638 Main St., Cambria, or over the phone at 927-7377. All proceeds will go to paying medical expenses for the cats and kittens of HART.
Adopt a cat in SLO
The Feline Network of the Central Coast has an abundance of cute kittens that need forever homes in order to make room for new kittens that need to be placed in foster care. Kitten adoptions are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday at Petco in the Madonna Shopping Center in San Luis Obispo.
Kittens and cats have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and tested for leukemia and FIV. Adoption fee is $60.
For information on adoptions and low-cost spay or neuter services in San Luis Obispo or the South County, and help with feral cats, call 549-9228.