Shelters are open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
El Dorado County Animal Services currently has lots of kittens and cats of all sizes, color and shape available for adoption at their shelters in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe.
“Anyone who has been thinking of adopting a kitten or cat will find many adorable ones right now at our shelters,” said Henry Brzezinski, chief of Animal Services. “We especially have lots of kittens at the Placerville shelter at this time.”
Most of the kittens have been cared for and socialized by local volunteers through Animal Services’ foster care program, which makes them very adoptable, according to Brzezinski. “The kittens have been held and played with, are litter box trained and ready to go,” he said. “We are very fortunate to have wonderful people in our foster care program to help us with these loving animals.”
The fee to adopt a cat or kitten from the county Animal Shelters is $80. Fees include a veterinary check, vaccinations, microchip and spay or neuter. The shelters are located at 511 Placerville Drive in Placerville, and at 1120 Shakori Drive in South Lake Tahoe, and are open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Pictures of the cats and kittens available for adoption can be found online at edcgov.us/animalservices. The website is updated daily, but some pictures may not appear right away, particularly when a large number of animals come in at the same time. Individuals are encouraged to check back frequently or visit the shelters in person if they are looking for a particular breed or type of pet.
To reach the shelters with questions about adoption or the animal foster care program call (530) 621-5795 in Placerville and (530) 573-7925 in South Lake Tahoe. Information is also available on Animal Services’ website.