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    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

    Valley fever cases in dogs on the rise since 2003 San Simeon Earthquake

    Valley fever cases in dogs on the rise since 2003 San Simeon Earthquake

    Posted 11:40 AM 9/6/2012 by KSBY News, Carina Corral

    Last week when our series on valley fever aired about a spike in cases locally, KSBY's Carina Corral received a few emails and Facebook messages about how the airborne disease also affects pets. She looked into it and found pets are equally at risk, especially after the 2003 San Simeon (More)


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  • NO PLACE LIKE HOME

    Dog Days of Summer this weekend in Templeton

    Dog Days of Summer this weekend in Templeton

    Posted 5:47 PM 9/4/2012 by Jeanette Trompeter

    As summer gives way to Fall, there are rituals that mark the change of seasons. Like city pools closing for the season. In templeton, that ritual happens with a wonderful celebration, and joyous proof There's No Place Like Home.

    Before crews clean and close the pool in Templeton, it's a (More)


    National News

    Hope for Hope, an abused dog in Texas

    Hope for Hope, an abused dog in Texas

    Posted 11:28 AM 7/12/2012 by NBC News

    Things are looking up for a dog that was tortured and abandoned in North Texas.

    The four-year-old pug mix was found earlier this week and has since been named Hope.

    Hope is part pug-mix, part example of just how cruel people can be.

    "I've been here almost 11 years and I can (More)


    National News

    Kittens caught in concrete floor, builders tear up house looking for them

    Kittens caught in concrete floor, builders tear up house looking for them

    Posted 11:27 AM 5/30/2012 by NBC News

    A mysterious sound, a dreadful realization, and a miraculous rescue.

    A cat was trapped in one of the most unlikely places imaginable, and somehow made it out alive.

    Meet Crete. As in, concrete. He's named that because his owner rescued him from inside of a garage floor. (More)


    PET NEWS

    Templeton Fire Department finds lost dog under response vehicle

    Templeton Fire Department finds lost dog under response vehicle

    Posted 11:29 AM 5/25/2012 by Kelly Orsini, KSBY News

    The Templeton Fire Department is trying to track down the owner of a lost dog found underneath one of its response vehicles at the station Thursday.

    Firefighters believe the dog is a miniature Doberman and say she is very friendly and appears well-kept.

    The dog is not microchipped and has no tags.

    If you know who she belongs to, contact the Templeton Fire Department.

     


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  • SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

    Animal shelters celebrate "Chihuahuas de Mayo"

    Animal shelters celebrate "Chihuahuas de Mayo"

    Posted 1:10 PM 5/1/2012 by Kelly Orsini, KSBY News

    Animal shelters in Santa Barbara County are offering free spaying and neutering for Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes during the month of May as part of what they're calling "Chihuahuas de Mayo."

    They're also offering half off adoption fees for Chihuahuas and mixes as part of their "Whole (More)


    PET NEWS

    Orphaned kittens paired with dog that lost her pups

    Orphaned kittens paired with dog that lost her pups

    Posted 1:45 PM 4/19/2012 by NBC News

    Dogs and cats no longer hate each other, at least at Abandoned Pet Rescue in Broward County, Florida.

    Marcy, a lactating mix-breed Chihuahua, who was brought in by Broward Animal Control was united with two kittens, Romulus and Remus, who were left on the pet rescue's doorstep.

    She (More)


    California News

    California pet microchip bill vetoed by Brown

    Posted 2:02 PM 10/10/2011 by KO, The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Democratic state Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance says he was surprised and disappointed when Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have required animal control agencies and shelters to implant microchips in every dog and cat before releasing, selling or giving them away. (More)


    SANTA MARIA

    SB Co. Animal Services reports outbreak of Parvovirus in Santa Maria area

    Posted 12:02 PM 10/7/2011 by Bethany Tucker, KSBY News

    Santa Barbara County Animal Services is warning pet owners to make sure their dogs are vaccinated after a recent spike in the number of Parvovirus cases in the northern part of the county.

    The Santa Maria Animal Shelter says it has seen 15 confirmed cases of Parvovirus come to its shelter (More)


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  • CENTRAL COAST

    Local animal shelters are full

    Posted 6:18 PM 9/15/2011 by Kelly Orsini, KSBY News

    Local animal shelters are trying to get the word out-- the effects of the recession have left them packed.

    Thousands of cats and dogs are put down every year on the Central Coast, and those tough decisions continue.

    Eric Anderson, Animal Services Manager for San Luis Obispo County (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