Pet Tales

Give pets some extra love during stormy weather

Make sure to give your furry critters some extra love with all of the active weather outside.

Find your dog its own safe spot to weather out the storm by creating a quiet comfortable area in a crate or kennel where your pooch can feel secure. Remember to bring outside dogs inside until the storm passes, as lightning and thunder can be awfully scary for our friends with four legs.

And make sure that ID tags with all the right information are dangling from your pets’ collars, so that if they do manage to sneak out during the wet weather, they’ll find their way back to you.

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

Workday at El Chorro Dog Park

There will be a workday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 23 at El Chorro Dog Park at El Chorro Regional Park along Highway 1 just outside of San Luis Obispo. Volunteers will be spreading wood chips around the park to keep the mud down during rainstorms. Drinks and snacks will be provided. For questions, email

Trap and foster needy cats

The Feline Network urgently needs trappers to humanely trap feral cats for spay/neuter in the South County, Nipomo and San Luis Obispo. Spaying and neutering is particularly important at this time of year in order to prevent the birth of numerous litters of feral kittens in the spring. Call 556-0717 in the South County or 544-6138 in San Luis Obispo.

If you would like information on low-cost spaying or neutering or if you need help with stray or feral cats in the South County or San Luis Obispo, call 549-9228.

Feline Network cats and kittens are cared for in foster homes because the organization does not have a shelter. To find out about the cats and kittens that are available for adoption, call 549-9228 or check All adoptable cats have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and tested for leukemia or FIV.

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