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(Placerville, CA) – With finances being tight for many families these days, El Dorado County Animal Services is pleased to announce that a local business has stepped up to conduct a fundraiser event for the Animal Services' Spay and Neuter Fund. This fund helps families in need in El Dorado County offset the cost of spay or neutering their pets. The fundraiser event will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Buttercup Pantry restaurant, located at 222 Main Street in Placerville. During the event, Buttercup Pantry has committed to donate five percent of the day's profit to the Spay and Neuter Fund.
"We greatly appreciate the generosity of this local business, and we want to thank them as well as any residents who will be participating in this event," said Henry Brzezinski, Chief of El Dorado County Animal Services. "We appreciate the community's support for this worthy cause."
According to Brzezinski, Animal Services volunteers and staff will be onsite during the event from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with several adoptable dogs that are looking for their forever homes. Animal Services will also be available to greet residents during that time and answer questions about the various programs offered by Animal Services.
In addition to the Spay and Neuter Fund, Animal Services also maintains a Pet Aid Fund that helps abandoned and injured animals in El Dorado County with surgery, medical care, and other needs. This fund has been used to help animals who were rescued by Animal Services from wildland fires or other natural disasters, or during other emergency situations.
To learn more about Animal Services programs, including the Pet Aid Fund, or to access pictures of lost or adoptable pets in El Dorado County, please visit the Animal Services website at www.edcgov.us/animalservices. Animal Services staff can also be reached by phone at (530) 621-5795 in Diamond Springs or (530) 573-7925 in South Lake Tahoe.
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