Pet Tales

Learn about Argentinian horse gentling in Bradley

On June 20, Cristobal Scarpati will host a clinic on Doma India, a traditional Argentinian-style of horse gentling. Bring food and chair for the traditional Argentinian equine clinic and ride, which runs from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Riders and their horse can participate in an afternoon ride. Limited amount of rental horses are available for $75. The clinic will be at Pacific Equine Friesian Rescue, 99001 Lynch Canyon Road in Bradley. Half day $45, full day $80. Reservations, call 707-367-2700. Here’s a look at other upcoming pet-related events around San Luis Obispo County:

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Student art contest

The annual student art competition for Vineyard Dog Park is open to any student, ages 12 to 18, residing in the North County. The winner will receive a $300 cash award, all expenses paid, community service hours and art instruction from a local professional artist who will supervise the project. Contest entries must be received by June 24 and the mural completed by Sept. 15. For more details, call 239-4437.

Spay, neuter vouchers

The Feline Network has spay/neuter vouchers available for people who need financial help and reside in the city of San Luis Obispo, the South County area, or Los Osos and Morro Bay. The vouchers are worth $60 toward a spay and $40 toward a neuter and can be redeemed at vet offices countywide.

To obtain a voucher, call 549-9228, ext. 707.

If you need help with feral or stray cat situations in the areas listed above, call 549-9228, ext. 704, or visit

Cat trappers needed

The Feline Network urgently needs volunteers to trap feral cats for spay/neuter, especially as kitten season approaches. Trappers are needed in the South County and the city of San Luis Obispo. The Feline Network will provide traps and training. A vehicle is necessary to transport cats to and from trapping sites and vet offices. To help in the South County, call 556-0717; to help in San Luis Obispo, call 544-6138.