Pet Tales

Do you have your 'purrsport'?

North County Humane Society will host Pours 4 Purrs Wine Weekend from Friday to Sunday. During the event, many Central Coast tasting rooms will donate portions of their proceeds to NCHS.

In order for participants to donate to NCHS, they will need to pick up a “purrsport” from participating wineries or print one out at  .

Wineries will stamp visitors’ purrsports to verify they visited; after three wineries’ stamps, visitors will be eligible for a drawing of prizes.

Dog park workday

SLO-4-Pups will hold a workday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at El Chorro Dog Park off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo.

Volunteers will help spread wood chips and do general cleanup. Bring gloves and tools.

For more information, visit .

Mid-State Classic Rodeo this month

The Mid-State Classic Rodeo will be Nov. 22 through 24 at the Paso Robles Event Center. The rodeo attracts more than 250 high school students from five of the nine California High School Rodeo Association districts. Rodeo events include bareback riding, barrel racing, breakaway roping, bull riding, calf roping, cutting, goat tying, pole bending, saddle bronc riding, team roping and steer wrestling. Admission is free. For a complete schedule, visit

Cat trappers sought

The Feline Network of the Central Coast urgently needs volunteers to trap feral cats for spaying or neutering.

Volunteers are needed in Nipomo, other areas of the South County and San Luis Obispo.

One person can make a huge difference in curtailing cat overpopulation. The Feline Network provides traps and training. A vehicle is needed to take cats to and from trapping sites and vet offices.

TNR (trap-neuter-return) programs have been implemented nationwide and have proven successful.

To volunteer, call Lynette at 556-0717 for Nipomo and the South County and Christine at 544-6138 for San Luis Obispo.

Feline Network adoptions are held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday at Petco in San Luis Obispo.

For more information, go to