Pet Tales

Kittens are just looking for love

Correction: An earlier version of this story had an incorrect contact phone number for the Brass Oaks Driving Society's carriage driving event. The number to call for more information is 467-9204.

Kitten season has arrived. San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess highlights a group of kittens that will soon be ready to find new homes:

As you can see in this photo, a kitten think tank is working tirelessly to accomplish something. This summer, a vast number of industrious kittens will join the ranks at the SLO County Animal Services shelter — all curious, and all looking for love.

Dozens of underage kittens are filling our foster homes, and more are on the way. Very soon, they’ll be 8 weeks old and ready to join your family — but not just yet.

To match kittens with loving human mentors, volunteers maintain a Kitten Wish List. Let us know what kind of kitten you’re looking for, and you’ll be at the top of the list when a kitten that fits your bill is ready to adopt.

Want to be on the wish list? Email Erika at, leave a message for the volunteers at 781-4413 or come to an Adopt-a-Pet. Adopt-a-Pet volunteers will take your name and happily tell you about their foster kittens.

This Saturday’s adopt-a-pets are at the Templeton farmers market from 9 a.m. to noon and on the front lawn of the SLO County Animal Services shelter from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To help more kittens, contact Andrea at 781-4418 or

Kittens have dreams — to catch a shadow, to understand boxes, to find someone to love. So adopt — make a kitten’s dream come true.

For more information about adoptable pets at the shelter, call the volunteer line at the SLO County Animal Shelter at 781-4413 or visit

The Animal Services shelter is at 885 Oklahoma Ave., off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo.

The adoption fee is $80 for cats and $105 for dogs, plus a $25 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.

Photography fundraiser planned

Nawal Kassir Photography and Kat Eyed Photography are teaming up from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Jody Giannini Family Dog Park at Del Mar Park in Morro Bay to put your dog, and other furry/scaly/winged friends, in front of the camera.

There will also be drawing prizes, treats and dogs available for adoption. Proceeds benefit Meade Canine Rescue.

For more information, call 835-1882.

Carriage driving event set for Paso

The Brass Oak Driving Society hosts a carriage driving event beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Twin Rivers Equestrian Center on North River Road in Paso Robles.

Many breeds of horses and ponies will be driven in various reinsmanship events, cones courses and obstacle driving demonstrations. Bring your lunch and enjoy the day. The event is free. For more information, call 467-9204.