Pet News

    SANTA MARIA

    Discounted spay and neuter surgeries for dogs in Santa Maria

    Discounted spay and neuter surgeries for dogs in Santa Maria

    Posted 6:05 AM 7/29/2013 by Donna Winnick, KSBY News

    Need to get your animal fixed but can't afford it?

    The Santa Maria Valley Humane Society and Santa Barbara County Animal Services is offering $10 spay and neuter surgeries for dogs in the 93458 zip code. However, this special is only available for the first 850 dogs that come in.

    This is thanks to a generous grant from PetSmart Charities.

    You can contact the Humane Society or Animal Services to make an appointment.

     


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  • PET NEWS

    Long lost cat reunited after 13 years

    Posted 3:56 PM 4/5/2013 by NBC News

    (KNSD) On Thursday, a San Diego couple was reunited with their long lost cat.

    In Bandit's case, what happens in Vegas, really does stay in vegas.

    He went missing back in 2000 when the Corsos lived northwest of the strip.

    But, 13 years later in a new city, on a night they've (More) • Video (1)


    No Place Like Home

    Movie about Marine Corp dogs to benefit local Parks4Pups organization

    Movie about Marine Corp dogs to benefit local Parks4Pups organization

    Posted 3:56 PM 2/1/2013 by Jeanette Trompeter

    "Always Faithful" is a feature length documentary about 5 US Marine dog handlers on the front line of Iraq and Afghanistan wars. When it shows next Thursday at Park Cinemas in Paso Robles, the money raised will help the local Parks 4 Pups organization.

    Park Cinemas is at 11th and Pine (More)


    PET NEWS

    Ambitious study sets out to track golden retrievers in an effort to study cancer

    Ambitious study sets out to track golden retrievers in an effort to study cancer

    Posted 10:12 AM 1/23/2013 by NBC News

    (KUSA) It's being called the first-of-its-kind cancer study on dogs. It's a study that will track golden retrievers over their entire lives and use the findings to try and determine why some get cancer.

    The national study, funded by The Morris Animal Foundation in Denver, is in need of (More)


    National News

    Stem cells save dog's life

    Stem cells save dog's life

    Posted 11:15 AM 12/17/2012 by NBC News

    (WLIO) Susan and Tim Enright's 5-year-old Chocolate Lab, Norman, had a stroke in April that left him paralyzed.

    Now veterinarian Dr. Ronald Anders is performing stem cell treatments to help Norman recover. The procedures may cost up to $2,250 dollars.

    For the Enrights, its worth (More)


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  • PET NEWS

    Dog undergoes first-of-its kind muscle transplant

    Dog undergoes first-of-its kind muscle transplant

    Posted 10:37 AM 12/10/2012 by NBC News

    (WHDH) Bella, a border collie, faces a "ruff" recovery after a first-of-its-kind surgery.

    Bella seriously injured her leg falling off furniture three months ago. But thanks to landmark muscle transplant surgery performed at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, she can go for walks (More)


    PET NEWS

    Alpaca rejoins herd after being fitted with a prosthetic leg

    Alpaca rejoins herd after being fitted with a prosthetic leg

    Posted 10:25 AM 12/10/2012 by NBC News

    (KJRH) Years ago, one of Kathleen Callan's prized alpacas stepped in a hole and broke its front left leg.

    The result was an amputation -- fateful news for a ranch animal.

    But Cornucopia, now 6, has all four legs at her disposal.

    The animal was recently released from Grand (More)


    SAN LUIS OBISPO

    Wiggle Waggle Walk for Woods draws hundreds

    Wiggle Waggle Walk for Woods draws hundreds

    Posted 7:48 PM 10/13/2012 by Kathy Kuretich

    It's their 20th year, and once again, Wiggle Waggle Walk for Woods Humane Society did not disappoint.

    More than 300 pooches and their best friends walked about a mile around Laguna Lake to raise money for the dogs and cats at Woods.

    The day was also filled with a lot of fun... (More)


    Animal Care Clinic Tips

    Why does my pet's breath smell so bad?

    Why does my pet's breath smell so bad?

    Posted 3:44 PM 10/4/2012 by Bonnie Markoff, DVM, ABVP

    Bad breath can be caused by oral problems or even stomach and upper intestinal disease, but 95 percent of the time bad breath in dogs and cats is due to dental infection. As plaque builds up and then calcifies into tartar and calculus, bacteria invades the tissues around the teeth causing (More)


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  • PISMO BEACH

    Beach fun to benefit Guide Dogs for the Blind this weekend

    Posted 11:35 PM 9/17/2012 by Jeanette Trompeter

    Pismo Beach wants to be known as one of the friendliest dog communities and vacation destinations and the Cliff's Resort is helping in those efforts.  It's hosting a fundraiser this weekend for the organization that trains guide dogs for the blind. Guests to "Happy Tails to You, a Fundraiser (More)


SLO County Animal Shelters

ASAP:  Animal Shelter
Adoption Partners

900 Stagecoach, Arroyo Grande
Phone: (805) 489-0689

North County Humane Society
2300 Ramona Road, Atascadero
Phone: (805) 466-5403

SLO County Animal Services
885 Oklahoma Ave, SLO
Phone: (805) 781-4400

Second Chance at Love
P.O. Box 396, Templeton
Phone: (805) 434-3982

Pounce Cat Shelter
259 Los Padres, Los Osos
Phone: (805) 528-2917

Woods Humane Society
875 Oklahoma Ave, SLO
Phone: (805) 543-9316

 

SB County Animal Shelters

DAWG: Dog Adoption & Welfare Group
5480 Overpass, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 681-0561

Animal Services: Lompoc Shelter
1501 West Central, Lompoc
Phone: (805) 737-7755

Animal Services: Santa Barbara Shelter
5473 Overpass Road, Goleta
Phone: (805) 681-5285

Animal Services: Santa Maria Shelter
548 West Foster, Santa Maria
Phone: (805) 934-6119

Santa Maria Valley Humane Society
751 Black Road, Santa Maria
Phone: (805) 349-3435

Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society
111 Commerce, Buellton
Phone: (805) 688-8224