Pet Tales

Fundraiser to benefit rescue team Saturday in Cambria

Hot Licks Benefit Cold Noses holiday event will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Building at 1000 Main St., in Cambria. Event includes performances by Three-Legged Dawg and Cuesta Ridge, a chili dinner with all the fixins" and HARTdogs (hot dogs) for the kids. On-site beer and wine sales will also be available.

Proceeds benefit the Homeless Animal Rescue Team (H.A.R.T). Tickets are $10 for kids 12 and under and $20 for adults, and will be sold at the door. For more information, call 927-7377.

Feline adoptions

The Feline Network holds cat and kitten adoptions from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday at the Petco in the Madonna Shopping Center in San Luis Obispo. Cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, tested and vaccinated. The adoption fee is $60 for one or $80 for two. A free vet exam is included.

For information on adoptions, low-cost spay/neuter, help with feral cats or to volunteer or donate, call 549-9228 or visit www.felinenet  . Free semi-tame mousers are also available.

Gifts for your pets

San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess sent some pet-friendly ideas that also benefit the homeless pets in the county for the petlover on your gift list.

Choosing a shelter pet. Giving an Adoption-Fee Gift Certificate gives the recipient the gift of choosing their ideal pet.

Donating to help shelter animals. Donations to the SLO County Animal Services’ ARF fund help to improve the lives of shelter animals and to cover the cost of advanced veterinarian care.

Helping to reduce the number of homeless pets in the county. The Love ’Em 2012 13-month wall calendar features alumni SLO County Animal Services dogs and cats. All calendar proceeds go toward community education about what individuals can do to reduce the number of homeless pets in our county.

For more information about either type of gift certificate, please call 781-4400 or visit the shelter at 885 Oklahoma Ave., off Highway 1 between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. Calendars are available at all Lemos Feed and Pet Stores, SLO County Animal Services Shelter, and  .

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