Public Health

Kristine Oase Guth

(209) 679-5850

It’s kitten season!  In response to an especially busy kitten season, El Dorado County Animal Services, in partnership with PAWED (People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County), is offering a limited time reduction on the price of kittens. All kittens at both the Placerville and South Lake Tahoe shelters are currently available for adoption for half-price (only $40). 

“The kittens are fun and playful,” said Allison Lozoya, El Dorado County Animal Services Shelter Supervisor. “If you are considering adopting a kitten, come visit us and adopt one or two.” 

The adoption fee covers the cost of the kitten’s first shots, spay or neuter, a microchip and vet exam. Each spring and summer, Animal Services’ shelters experience an influx of kittens and are nearing capacity with more kittens arriving daily. Animal Services is also looking for loving homes to provide temporary foster homes for many of the kittens over the next several weeks. According to Lozoya, fostering the kittens in a home environment helps to socialize them and they are more adoptable when they come back to the shelter.

For more information about adopting a kitten or the kitten fostering program, please visit Animal Services’ website at or call (530) 621-7631.

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