Pet Tales

Woods Humane Society holds My Furry Valentine adoption special

Last week’s featured buff and white kitten, Larry, found a family — as did two of his siblings — thanks to the soppy-hearted crew of Pet Tales readers.

Molly, a gentle senior Pomeranian mix dog featured several weeks ago, is still on the hunt for a home. So heads-up to anyone looking for a best friend, err, lapdog. Molly’s still out there, just waiting to walk her person. Thanks to a generous donor, half of her adoption fee has already been paid.

My Furry Valentine

Looking for a new valentine? Half-price adoption special is being held at Woods Humane Society from Feb. 12 to 14 in celebration of Valentine’s Day. All dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, current on vaccinations and microchipped. Each adoption includes a free veterinary health exam and the gift of never-ending affection.

You can also choose to either make a donation in honor of your sweetheart or purchase an adoption gift certificate so that they can adopt an animal of their choice.

Visit the shelter online at for a complete list of eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. Woods Humane Society is at 875 Oklahoma Ave. in San Luis Obispo. 543-9316.

Harloe Elementary collecting pet food donations

“Have a heart, save a pet” is the first event of Harloe Elementary School’s new outreach program. The program is partnering with the Feline Network of the Central Coast and Woods Humane Society to provide food for local cats and dogs. Throughout February, donations of wet or dry cat or dog food can be dropped off in a bin at the school’s office, at 901 Fair Oaks Ave. in Arroyo Grande. 264-9256.

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

The Homeless Animal Rescue Team 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 the team is confident you’ll find “The One.” All kitties are available for adoption for only $14 throughout February. The adoption package includes spay/neuter, up-to-date vaccinations, microchip, 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, available in any amount $5 and over. Contributions to the Guardian Angel Fund are restricted and go specifically to relieve an animal’s suffering, helping to give them a full and pain-free life.

Visit H.A.R.T. at 2638 Main St. in Cambria from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, or call 927-7377. To learn more about H.A.R.T., visit or

World Spay Day

In celebration of World Spay Day on Feb. 23, Woods Humane Society is offering reduced cost ($10) spay/neuter surgeries for any San Luis Obispo County Chihuahua or Chihuahua mix. Woods has a limited number of surgery spots available, so call early to make an appointment at 543-9316, ext. 10.

Shelters and veterinary clinics around the world join to promote spay/neuter awareness in February, and many offer discounts for spay/neuter surgery during this time. Visit for a list of local clinics participating in World Spay Day.

Fix-a-Feline in February

The Feline Network encourages everyone to spay and neuter their cats to help reduce overpopulation in San Luis Obispo County. The Feline Network can make spaying and neutering affordable for residents of the South County, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay and Los Osos who need financial assistance. Call about the 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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