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.