Pet Tales

SLO County’s Operation: World Spay Day

Christine Collie and Ann Garrett of The Feline Network sent this information about organizations in San Luis Obispo County that are doing their part to promote World Spay Day on Tuesday:

The Feline Network has vouchers available for people who need financial help and reside in San Luis Obispo, the South County, Los Osos and Morro Bay. The vouchers are worth $60 toward a spay and $40 toward a neuter, and they can be redeemed at veterinarian offices countywide. Call 549-9228, ext. 707, for more information.

Paws Cause has arranged for two vet offices in the North County to spay and neuter feral cats Sunday. Its goal is to alter 120 cats in just one day. Space is limited; call 226-8311 to schedule an appointment.

North County Humane Society is helping Paws Cause by trapping feral cats in Atascadero and by helping vet clinic staff triage the cats. NCHS also has spay/neuter vouchers for cats and dogs worth $20 each that are available to North County residents. Call 466-5403.

Woods Humane Society has set aside Tuesday to spay or neuter 40 cats for only $25 each. This program is available to San Luis Obispo County residents on a first-come basis. Call 543-9316, ext. 10, to schedule an appointment.

HART has a program in Cambria to assist residents there with trapping and spaying or neutering feral cats. Call 927-7377.

Some vet offices discount their spay/neuter services during February and March as part of the World Spay Day campaign.

A wild open house

Pacific Wildlife Care’s wildlife rehabilitation center in Morro Bay will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday.

The center will introduce its new veterinarian, Shannon Riggs, and visitors will have an opportunity to view the new surgery room and other changes that have recently taken place at the center. To make a reservation, visit

Military dogs on film

“Always Faithful,” a documentary about U.S. Marine Corps dog teams on the front lines of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be shown Thursday at the Park Cinemas in Paso Robles as a fundraiser for Sherwood Dog Park.

A wine reception will be at 6:30 p.m., and the film screening begins at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For information and tickets, visit or call 239-4437.

Horse camp for kids

An Adventures with Gentle Horses children’s camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon April 6 at Heaven Can Wait Equine Sanctuary. Children ages 5 to 12 will learn basic equine manners, body language, safety skills and round pen activities. Heaven Can Wait is at 6275 Cerros Pioneros in San Miguel.

Cost is $25 per child; for families, it’s $15 for the first child and $10 for the second. For more information or to register, visit

Adopt a cat in SLO

The Feline Network holds cat and kitten adoptions from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday at the Petco in the Madonna Plaza 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

Free semi-tame mousers are also available.

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