Pet Tales

Woods reduces adoption fees to find more forever homes

Jennifer VanderSmith is The Tribune's pet columnist. E-mail her at
Jennifer VanderSmith is The Tribune's pet columnist. E-mail her at

Woods Humane Society is reducing its cat adoption fees in an effort to find more forever homes for the felines in its care. The fee for adult cats is now $80, and cats older than 7 years old are $65.

Woods is also hosting positive-reinforcement K9 obedience classes. Classes are six weeks long and on Saturdays, Feb. 1 through March 8; March 22 through April 26; and May 10 through June 14. The first class is an orientation without dogs. Proof of rabies, bordetella and DHPP vaccines must be provided to register for classes. Registration is $130 per dog.

Woods is at 875 Oklahoma Ave. in San Luis Obispo.

For more information, call 543-9524 or visit

Adoptions at Petco

The Feline Network of the Central Coast holds cat and kitten adoptions from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday at the Petco in the SLO Promenade shopping center on Madonna Road.

Cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, tested and vaccinated.

Adoption fee is $60 for one or $80 for two. Included is a free veterinarian exam.

For information on adoptions, low-cost spaying or neutering and help with feral cats, call 549-9228 or visit  

Free semi-tame mousers are also available.

If you would like to volunteer or donate, visit the website or call 549-9228.

If you have stories or photos of your furry, feathered or scaly friend, please send them to   or Pet Tales, c/o The Tribune, P.O. Box 112, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406.