Pet Tales

Celebrate Pugsgiving in Pismo Beach this weekend

Here’s a look at pet-related events happening around San Luis Obispo County:

Central Coast Pug Rescue Pugsgiving Fundraiser

Central Coast Pug Rescue is hosting “Mardi Pugs!” in Pismo Beach from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 7. Bring the entire pug krewe for an afternoon of live music, Cajun-Southern cooking, handcrafted local beer, Central Coast wines, vendors, silent auction and a mardi-pug carnival. All proceeds benefit Central Coast Pug Rescue, giving abandoned pugs a second chance for life and love. For tickets, visit; more information is available at or by calling 978-5888.

Adopt a black beauty in November

November is black cat adoption month at the Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) in Cambria. All black cats and kittens are available for a special adoption fee of $5. Black cats are often overlooked at shelters and have the lowest rate of adoptions of all cats. Help us change their luck! Come to HART to meet some wonderful black cats and kittens who are waiting for their forever homes. Tuxedo cats (black with white) are included in the special. The special $5 adoption fee includes spay/neuter, up-to-date vaccinations, micro-chip, flea treatment, and a follow-up vet examination. HART is located at 2638 Main Street in Cambria. Open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Call 927-7377 for more information or visit the Facebook page “SLO HART” or

Adopt a cat in SLO, volunteers needed to trap feral cats

The Feline Network still has little kittens as well as teenage and older cats available for adoption. Adoptions are held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday at Petco in the Madonna shopping center in San Luis Obispo. All kittens and cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and tested for leukemia and FIV. The adoption fee is $60. For information on adoptions, low-cost spaying and neutering or help with feral cats in San Luis Obispo or the South County, call 549-9228. Some of the cats and kittens are posted online at The Feline Network urgently needs volunteers to trap feral cats for spay and neuter. Call 556-0717.

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