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Young blue-point Siamese looks to heal and find a home

Honey, a 2-year-old blue point Siamese, arrived at the SLO County Animal Services’ shelter with an upper respiratory infection that laid her low.
Honey, a 2-year-old blue point Siamese, arrived at the SLO County Animal Services’ shelter with an upper respiratory infection that laid her low. Courtesy photo

San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess shares Honey, a young blue-point Siamese who will be ready for adoption soon:

No matter how beautiful you are, a cold can do you in. Poor Honey — an elegant 2-year-old blue point Siamese — arrived at the SLO County Animal Services’ shelter with an upper respiratory infection that laid her low.

At most county shelters, the decision would be made to put Honey to sleep even though, with proper care, her infection can be cured.

Fortunately, our county has made it a priority — whenever possible — to provide medical care to shelter pets with treatable illnesses and injuries. Two things contributing to this difference are people who donate to the SLO County Animal Services Animal Requesting Friends (ARF) fund and community volunteers who open their homes to pets who need a place to recover.

Currently, Honey’s cold has the upper hand, but shelter staff has started her on antibiotics and she’s in a foster home. Honey’s feeling better, is enjoying lap time, gets along with dogs and will soon be ready for a lifelong home. If you’d like to know more about Honey, call her foster mom at 550-7577.

Thanks to trained shelter staff, loving volunteers and donations, sick and injured homeless pets get a new lease on life. You can be a part of our success: Donate to the ARF fund, volunteer or become a foster family. Just come to the shelter and ask how you can help.

Soon Honey will be beautiful and healthy once again. To everyone who donates, volunteers, or fosters — thank you.

For more information about Honey (ID No. A209413), call the volunteer line at the Animal Services shelter at 781-4413 or visit www.sloanimalservices.com. The shelter is at 885 Oklahoma Ave., off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo.

To see more shelter animals available for adoption, visit www.sloanimalservices.com.

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.

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 http://felinenetwork.org.

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, but also in San Luis Obispo. Call 556-0717 in the 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.

If you have stories or photos of your furry, feathered or scaly friend, please send them to pettales@thetribunenews.com or Pet Tales, c/o The Tribune, P.O. Box 112, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406.

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