Pet Tales

Pet Tales: Cici and her feline friends ready for homes

‘With the arrival of winter, all unaltered cats should be breathing a sigh of relief, but no. This holiday season seems to swing wildly from winter to summer resulting in unexpected litters of kittens. These youngsters make it harder for those born earlier in the year to find a home.

“Cici is an excellent example of a wonderful, young cat that may be overlooked at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter. Cici’s a gentle little cat with beautiful brown tabby markings and an endearing heart-shaped orange spot on the top of her head. She loves being petted and is right up at the front of her kennel hoping to be noticed. If someone does open her kennel, Cici purrs contently while being petted or held — though she does have a playful side and enjoys kitty toys.

“Because of the large number of homeless cats and kittens, this weekend all SLO County Shelter feline adoption fees are half price.

“To make it easier to meet our shelter cats — including Cici — this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. felines of all ages, colors and personalities will be out on the front lawn ready to meet, greet and be adopted.

“If you already have a full house, help prevent shelter overcrowding by spaying or neutering your pets; they’ll live longer, be healthier and roam less. But if you have space — adopt. Cici and all the shelter animals would love to be home for the holidays.”

— Animal shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess For more information about Cici ID No. 181216, call the volunteer line at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter at 781-4413 or visit .

The Animal Services shelter is at 885 Oklahoma Ave., off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo.

To see more shelter animals available for adoption, visit .

The adoption fee is $75 for cats and $100 for dogs, plus a $23 county license fee for dogs if the adopters are San Luis Obispo County residents. The adoption fee includes spay or neuter, basic vaccinations, microchip, eligibility for a free veterinarian check, new collar and ID tag, and carrier for cats.

If you have a story or photos of your furry, feathered or scaly friend please e-mail to me to pettales@thetri   or mail to Pet Tales, c/o The Tribune, P.O. Box 112, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406.