Public Health

Margaret Williams

(530) 642-7164

Kitten season is in full swing and the El Dorado County Animal Services shelter in Placerville is reaching out to the community to encourage adoptions.  “Our shelter is nearly full with some amazing kittens and cats right now, and we are asking the public to help us find these beautiful animals loving homes,” said Allison Lozoya, Shelter Supervisor.  To encourage adoptions, the Placerville shelter, in partnership with People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County (PAWED), has temporarily reduced the adoption fee for kittens to $40 and for adult cats to only $20.

“Kittens and cats of all sizes, color and shape, are available for adoption at our shelter, said Lozoya.  “Most of the kittens have been cared for and socialized by local volunteers through Animal Services’ foster care program, so they are very adoptable, and they have been litter box trained.”

The adoption fee for kittens and cats includes a veterinary check, vaccinations, microchip, and spay or neuter.  The shelter is located at 511 Placerville Drive in Placerville and is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.  Pictures of the kittens and cats can be found online at  The website is updated hourly.

Volunteers are currently needed to participate in Animal Services’ foster care program.  “Temporary foster care for kittens is especially needed right now,” said Lozoya.  To reach the shelter with questions about adoption or the animal foster care program call (530) 621-7631.  Information is also available on Animal Services’ website. 

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