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Izzy doesn’t let past neglect keep her down

Despite a rough start, 4-month-old Izzy is as sweet as they come and after an eye operation to fix a past trauma, she will be ready for a new and loving indoor home.
Despite a rough start, 4-month-old Izzy is as sweet as they come and after an eye operation to fix a past trauma, she will be ready for a new and loving indoor home.

‘On one side, Izzy looks like a cat on top of the world. She’s a happy 4-month-old tabby in swirls of gray and black with fashionable white socks and a blaze. Izzy likes to play with toys, enjoys the company of other cats, and has charming people-skills whether purring contently as a lap cat or happily seeking affection.

“On the other side, it’s clear Izzy’s life hasn’t always been easy.

“A month ago, a good Samaritan contacted San Luis Obispo County Animal Services concerned about a household with many cats in poor condition. An officer investigated and determined it was animal neglect, bordering on cruelty.

“Izzy came from that household. One of her eyes shows evidence of an untreated trauma. This trauma necessitates the eye’s removal. Being oneeyed, Izzy will be just like any other cat, though, she will be more vulnerable to predators and traffic so her ideal adopter is someone looking for an indoor cat.

“Many homeless pets come to the shelter needing medical care whether it’s an injury due to being hit by a car, malnutrition or the result of neglect. Funding relies on community donations. Individuals can help by contributing to the Animal Shelter’s ARF fund. Taxdeductible donations can be made at the shelter or mailed to: SLO County Animal Services — ARF, P.O. Box 4110, SLO, CA 93403.

“And if you’re looking for a loving indoor kitty, consider Izzy, a one-eyed cat who’s on top of the world and seeking lifelong shelter.

— Animal shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess

For more information about Izzy, ID No. 181396 call the volunteer line at San Luis Obispo County Animal Services at 781-4413 or Izzy’s foster mom Laura at 674-8664.

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 www.sloanimal   services.com  .

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.

A show of fashion, for the love of cats

Kelly’s Casuals will be holding a “Save Our Tails” Fashion Show to benefit the North County Humane Society. The event will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Best Western Plus Colony Inn in Atascadero.

Refreshments will be provided. Tickets for the fashion show are $10, and your donation will provide medical care and food for the animals at the North County Humane Society.

You can buy tickets beforehand either at the North County Humane Society Shelter, 2300 Ramona Road, Atascadero or at Kelly’s Casuals, 2210 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

For more information, call 466-5403, 461-1800 or visit www.slonchs.org  .

If you have a story or photos of your furry, feathered or scaly friend please email pet tales@thetribunenews.com  or mail to Pet Tales, c/o The Tribune, P.O. Box 112, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406.

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