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Three little kittens at SLO Animal Services need a home

Twelve-week-old kittens Rex, Beau and Rhett are looking for a forever home.
Twelve-week-old kittens Rex, Beau and Rhett are looking for a forever home. Ellen Perryess

San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess highlights three kittens looking for a forever home.

Good people make the world a better place. For motherless kittens, good people save lives.

Rex, Beau and Rhett were too young to be without a mom. Facing starvation, dehydration and predation, they probably had just days to live if they hadn’t been found.

Thankfully, a sharp-eyed, kind-hearted person saw them.

And, like many good deeds, complications followed: These 3-week-old motherless kittens needed bottle feeding. Not knowing how to provide this care, the Good Samaritan called San Luis Obispo County Animal Services.

When the kittens arrived, shelter staff reached out to foster families. During kitten season, these good souls collectively house and care for hundreds of kittens. Once the kittens are old enough, Animal Services alters them and makes them available for adoption.

Thankfully, one of the kitten foster homes had space for under-age kittens.

While in foster care, Rex, Beau and Rhett have become wonderfully social, healthy, happy 12-week-old kittens. They’ve had lots of hands-on attention so they love to play and cuddle with people. Because of the foster family’s dog, these kittens are well-suited for households with cat-friendly canines.

To meet these three, call or text their foster mom at 234-5755 or come to the shelter this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Everyone can make the world a better place. If you’d like to become a foster parent, call Andrea at 781-4418. If you want to make the world better for Rex, Beau, Rhett and you, adopt.

For more information about Rex (ID No. 207767), Beau (ID No. 207769) and Rhett (ID No. 207795), call the volunteer line at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter at 781-4413 or visit

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

To see more shelter animals available for adoption, visit

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 carrier for cats.

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

Local author’s book launch of “The Brown Paper Bag”

Local author Destry Ramey celebrates her new book “The Brown Paper Bag” at a book launch from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St. in Morro Bay and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Barnes and Noble, 894 Marsh St. in San Luis Obispo. The book is about a little pup named Feather, based on the true story of an abandoned puppy who turned her obstacles into opportunities. The majority of proceeds benefit animal rescue programs.

Pets for Vets

Woods Humane Society has launched a new Pets for Vets adoption program. The program waives adoption fees for any active military, their families and veterans. The program is ongoing. The shelter is located at 875 Oklahoma Ave. in San Luis Obispo. For more information visit call 543-9316.

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 that 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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