Pet Tales


    Pet Tales: Meet Violet

    Pet Tales: Meet Violet

    Posted 9:25 AM 6/21/2013 by KSBY News

    Meet Violet, a darling Chihuahua/Corgi mix from the Woods Humane Society. Violet is looking for a new forever home!  

    Woods Humane Society is located at 875 Oklahoma Avenue in San Luis Obispo. 

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    It's all about kittens!

    It's all about kittens!

    Posted 9:42 AM 6/7/2013 by KSBY News

    Well, really it is all about cats at the Woods Humane Society where you can name your own price for any cat 6 months old and older!

    But there are kittens galore at Woods Humane Society and many of the shelters along the Central Coast. 

    Click into this story for more information and a directory of animal shelters. 


    Meet Sophia

    Meet Sophia

    Posted 8:47 AM 5/17/2013 by KSBY News

    Meet Sophia, a Border Collie from the Humane Society looking for a forever home!


    Open house at new Santa Maria Valley Humane Society facility Saturday

    Posted 5:12 AM 1/25/2013 by Katie Ferber, KSBY News

    The new Santa Maria Valley Humane Society facility is almost ready to open.

    On Saturday SMVHS is opening up the facility for tours.

    Pet Project Preview Day is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

    Organizers say they will group people together, give them a passport card, and (More)

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    Local cat rescue helping out with Los Angeles hoarding situation

    Local cat rescue helping out with Los Angeles hoarding situation

    Posted 9:05 PM 12/20/2012 by Kathy Kuretich

    A local rescue group is stepping up to help cats from a terrible hoarding situation in Los Angeles. North County Paws Cause is taking in as many cats as they can from a house with more than 60 - living in deplorable conditions.

    Most of the cats, now removed from the hoarder's home (More)

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    Pets homeless after Sandy look for new homes

    Pets homeless after Sandy look for new homes

    Posted 10:54 AM 11/15/2012 by Kelly Orsini, NBC News

    Dozens of cats and dogs left homeless by Hurricane Sandy are now looking for new homes in Florida.

    Volunteers from Daytona Beach-based Animal Rescue, Need & Intervention (ARNI) traveled to the worst hit areas in the days after the storm.

    They went to help provide food and care (More)

    There are multiple updates to this story. Please click here to get the latest information.


    Halloween not just for kids...check out doggie costumes this weekend.

    Posted 5:31 PM 10/24/2012 by Jeanette Trompeter

    Proving Halloween isn't just for kids, Calcareous Vineyard is holding a Doggie Costume ContestSunday, October 28th from1-3:00 pm.   Dress up your pooch in their favorite Halloween costume (or yours) and head up to Calcareous on Peachy Canyon Road in Paso Robles for some (More)


    Injured, neglected pit bull needs a foster home

    Posted 6:59 PM 7/12/2012 by Kathy Kuretich, KSBY News

    A pit bull was found caught in a fence in San Luis Obispo County, apparently she was there for days. Now, she desperately needs to find a home, because a rescue group says animals with injuries are often overlooked at shelters, especially pit bulls.

    According to rescue group Shadow's (More)


    Spending on pets goes up for 2012

    Posted 3:31 PM 6/4/2012 by Kathy Kuretich

    How much do you spend on your pet every year? According to the ASPCA, Americans drop $695-dollars on dogs and $670-dollars on cats for food and medical care alone. 10 year-old maltese bichon, Blanca is one spoiled and happy dog. "Every six weeks she gets her hair cut and (More)

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    The surprising stats on this year's kitten season

    Posted 5:12 PM 5/28/2012 by Kathy Kuretich

    In this week's Pet Tales, it's all about kittens!

    During the spring and early summer, shelters and non-profit groups gear up for a population explosion.

    And with this year's mild winter, kitten season was predicted to be one of the worst.

    We checked-in with shelters across (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