Pet Tales

A meet and greet with little Linus and friends

Linus has been overlooked by adopters at the shelter because his tail was amputated after an injury.
Linus has been overlooked by adopters at the shelter because his tail was amputated after an injury.

‘If cute were enough, there would be no homeless kittens. And Linus knows firsthand cute doesn’t guarantee love.

“Linus and his siblings came to the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter as adorable 2-month-old strays who were comfortable being held by people. Such comfort indicates a person had cared for them. But that care was only up to a point — the point where the kittens were no longer wanted.

“The kittens are now 3 months old, litter-box-trained, playful and cuter than ever.

“A few of these kittens have found homes, but Linus is consistently overlooked because he came to the shelter with a severely injured tail. And because his previous owner had not treated the tail, the tail needed to be amputated.

“So, in addition to being a sweet, blue-eyed, white kitten with a lovely caramel blush on his ears and eyebrows, Linus has the cute bunny-like back end of a Manx.

“To help Linus and all the other shelter kittens find a home, there will be two Adopt-a-Pets on Saturday.

“In the South County, adoptable kittens and cats will be in front of the Arroyo Grande Walmart from 1 to 4 p.m. Also, numerous kittens and cats will be ready for a meet and greet on the county Animal Services shelter front lawn from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Linus will be at the shelter Saturday; if you’d like to meet him sooner, call his foster family at 771-9712 or 704-7159.”

— Animal shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess

For more information about Linus, ID No. 184941, call the volunteer line at the 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 a carrier for cats.

Goldens in the Park fundraiser Sunday

Dogs and their owners are invited to Goldens in the Park from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo.

The event includes dog events, vendors and food booths and is a fundraiser for Woods Humane Society and Animal Shelter Adoption Partners (ASAP). The event is free and open to all dog breeds. For more information, visit

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