SLO County pet adoption: Cats, dogs available at latest shelter

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This has been an enormous week for all of the critters on the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter.

After nearly two years of construction and $20.4 million, the county has opened a latest 20,000-square-foot facility at 865 Oklahoma Ave. in San Luis Obispo for lost and displaced pets.

Based on a news release, the positioning features updated medical care facilities, dog runs and outdoors play areas for dogs and cats, in addition to living areas for exotic animals.

“Depending on the dimensions of the animal, as much as about 50 dogs and 80 cats will be housed on site,” the discharge said.

The brand new facility is an enormous step up from the old shelter, which was built when concerns in regards to the mental wellbeing and health of homeless animals weren’t design considerations.

For instance, within the old shelter, felines had no room to roam except of their individual 2- by 3-foot kennels.

Happily, the brand new shelter has larger kennels with amenities to make cats feel more comfortable.

There are also two sunny communal Cat Rooms providing social kitties the chance to wander, lounge or spend time with visiting cat lovers.

After nearly two months on the old shelter, Gil the cat is having fun with the brand new vistas and the much appreciated quiet.

Gil is a handsome 4-year-old, social boy with a soft gray coat and charming green eyes. With a beckoning paw, he invites people to go to.

Gil appreciates human attention, has a peaceful demeanor and — though appreciative of the shelter upgrades — still longs for a endlessly home.

For those who’d like to fulfill Gil, one other shelter pet, or interact with kitties in certainly one of the Cat Rooms, please stop by the shelter’s front desk or call to make an appointment.

The general public is welcome to walk through the brand new shelter and see all of the animals available for adoption from 1:30 to five p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Thanks, SLO County residents! Due to you, shelter pets can now sleep more peacefully.

Tips on how to adopt

For more details about Gil (ID No. 283297), call the volunteer line on the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter at 805-781-4400 or visit www.slocounty.ca.gov/aserv.

The complete-price adoption fee is $81 for cats and $115 for dogs, plus a $28 county license fee for dogs, if the adopters are San Luis Obispo County residents.

The adoption fee features a latest collar, a spay or neuter operation, basic vaccinations, a microchip and eligibility for a free veterinary check inside San Luis Obispo County. Cats are also tested for feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus, and adopters receive a carrier.

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