Pet Tales

Woods Humane Society hosts Holiday Open House

Amid the hype from film fanatics and in honor of the upcoming release of the newest “Star Wars” installment, Petplan pet insurance compiled a list of top pet names inspired by the “Star Wars” universe.

Celebrity hairball Chewbacca came in first, as mainly a dog name, along with Wicket. Made the top three as primarily a cat name, Yoda did. Other intergalactic names include Lando, Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt. The force is strong with our furry pals.

Woods Holiday Open House

Woods Humane Society is hosting its annual Holiday Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 12 at the shelter, 875 Oklahoma Ave. in San Luis Obispo. Event includes pet portraits with Santa, half-priced adoption fees, shelter tours, Woods gear for sale, workshops and activities. Woods Holiday Wish List is available at For more information, call 543-9316.

Adopt-a-cat in SLO

The Feline Network of the Central Coast has teenage and adult cats available for adoption. Adopt-a-cat sessions are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Petco in the Madonna Plaza Shopping Center in San Luis Obispo. The cats have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and tested for leukemia and FIV. Many of the cats can be seen online at

This is the time of year to focus on spaying and neutering to prevent the birth of numerous litters of kittens in the spring. Trappers are urgently needed to help with the feral cat TNR (trap-neuter-return) program, especially in the South County and Nipomo, as well as San Luis Obispo. Call 556-0717 in South County or 544-6138 in San Luis Obispo. For information on adoptions and low-cost spaying or neutering in San Luis Obispo or the South County, as well as help with feral cats, call 549-9228.

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