|

Adoption fee for kittens and cats reduced

El Dorado County Animal Services, in collaboration with People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County, has reduced kitten and cat adoption fees for a limited time at the Animal Services shelter in Placerville.

The fee to adopt a kitten or cat at the shelter will be cut in half, from $80 to $40.

According to Henry Brzezinski, chief of Animal Services, there are currently lots of kittens and cats of all sizes, color and shape available for adoption at the shelter.

“Most of the kittens have been cared for and socialized by local volunteers through Animal Services’ foster care program, which makes them very adoptable,” said Brzezinski. “The kittens are litter box trained and ready to go to their forever home.  We are very fortunate to have wonderful people in our foster care program to help us with these loving animals.”

The adoption fee for kittens and cats includes a veterinary exam, preliminary vaccinations, a microchip and a spay or neuter. Kittens can be spayed or neutered at an early age therefore eliminating an unwanted litter and adding to the overpopulation problem.

The shelter is located at 511 Placerville Drive in Placerville and is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Pictures of the kittens and cats available for adoption can be found online at edcgov.us/animalservices. The website is updated hourly.

Volunteers are currently needed to participate in the Animal Services’ foster care program.

“Temporary foster care for baby kittens is especially needed right now,” said Allison Lozoya, shelter supervisor.

To reach the shelter with questions about adopting a companion or the animal foster care program call (530) 621-7631. Information is also available on Animal Services’ website.

Short URL: http://www.villagelife.com/?p=23918

This story falls on page "5"
Posted by on Aug 8 2012.
Last Login:
Filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Recently Commented

  • Ted Blass: Right on! Alan Day is Greg Prada’s puppet. No one has summed it up better. Prada and Day lack the...
  • M.D.: Is this cost cutting or extending an elected term for the pay and benefits without approval of county voters?...
  • Danielle: I just want to say that I remember Coco from when I went to Jackson. She was THE sweetest woman and I...
  • Jeanne Olea: I’m trying to find out where this is. Thinking it my be near Lake Tahoe but I live in Chico. Sure...
  • Terry: McClintock is always looking for ways to skirt environmental laws to aid developers and for the rich to get...