Pet Tales

‘Sassy Tails’ Fashion Show to benefit North County Humane Society

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

‘Sassy Tails’ Fashion Show

The fashion show benefits the North County Humane Society. 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at the SpringHill Suites Marriott in Atascadero. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at door, and include lunch, fashion show and live music. Tickets are available at Kelly’s Casuals, 461-1800, or the North County Humane Society, 466-5403.

The fashion show is coordinated by Kelly’s Casuals in Atascadero; clothes and accessories will be available for sale at the show. The fashion show will also include a “Timeless Treasures” used jewelry sale. Donations of gently used jewelry needed.

Bring one of the following items to get a raffle drawing ticket: bleach, paper towels, Friskies canned food, Friskies kitten chow, small paper plates, liquid laundry detergent, Windex or cat treats. For information, call 466-5403.

Find ‘The One’ this Valentine’s Day at H.A.R.T.

The Homeless Animal Rescue Team (H.A.R.T.) is starting the year with a Valentine’s Adoption Special. Treat yourself or your special valentine to the sweetest gift ever! Adopt a cat or kitten from H.A.R.T., where we know you can find “The One.” All kitties are available for adoption for only $14 throughout February. The adoption package includes spay/neuter, up-to-date vaccinations, micro-chip, a bag of kibble, a follow-up vet exam, and a H.A.R.T. ID tag.

If now is not a good time to adopt, then consider purchasing a Guardian Angel Certificate Valentine. It will give the recipient two special gifts: a lovely printed certificate stating that you have made a donation in their name, and the good feeling of knowing that this gift will help save the life of a homeless animal. H.A.R.T. Guardian Angel Certificates are available in any amount $5 and over. Contributions to the Guardian Angel Fund are restricted and go specifically to relieve an animal’s suffering, giving them the opportunity to live a full and pain-free life. What could be sweeter than that?

Please visit H.A.R.T. at 2638 Main St. in Cambria, open Tuesday through Saturday from noon until 5 p.m., or call 927-7377. To learn more about H.A.R.T., visit or follow them on Facebook at

Film showing to benefit Sherwood Dog Park

Parks4Pups is hosting a special film showing of the documentary “Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Side Car Dogs” at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at Park Cinemas, 1100 Pine St. in Paso Robles. The event begins with a “Yappy Hour and Wine Social,” with wines, popcorn and soda available for purchase. Film showing at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $12 in advance through Feb. 9, $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available at, or by check payable to Parks4Pups, P.O. Box 795, Paso Robles 93447.

Event proceeds benefit the maintenance fund for Sherwood Dog Park of Paso Robles, a nonprofit organization.

The Feline Network encourages owners to spay and neuter their cats

The Feline Network encourages everyone to spay and neuter their cats. It is the time of year when females become pregnant. Please help reduce the overpopulation of cats in our county. The Feline Network can make spaying and neutering very affordable for residents of the South County, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay and Los Osos who need financial assistance. Call about our Fix-a-Feline certificate program at 549-9228, ext. 707.

If you are aware of stray or feral cats in your area, contact The Feline Network at 549-9228, ext. 704, for help with spaying and neutering. The Feline Network has a successful TNR (trap/neuter/return) program. Adult cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered and returned, where they are cared for and fed. Kittens are rescued and socialized in foster homes until they are ready for adoption. Trappers are needed in the South County, San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. Without enough trappers, the group can’t respond to all of the stray cat situations that arise. Call 556-0717 in the South County or 544-6138 in San Luis Obispo.

To learn about cats or kittens that are available for adoption, call 549-9228, ext. 1, or check the website at All adoptable cats have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and tested for feline leukemia and FIV.

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