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Notice UPDATED Sept. 20, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - MOSQUITO FIRE Information:
El Dorado County Animal Services continues to provide emergency response activities for the Mosquito Fire.
Important Note: Residents who are no longer under mandatory evacuation orders and have their animals at the El Dorado County Animal Shelter in Diamond Springs, the Rancho Murietta Equestrian Center, the Flying M Ranch, or the Saureel Vineyards may now pick up their animals. Please contact El Dorado County Animal Services at 530-621-5795 for any questions regarding the return of animal(s) as soon as possible from the evacuation shelters. Thank you.
Animal Evacuations: The EDC Animal Shelters in Diamond Springs and South Lake Tahoe are accepting small/domestic animals for those under MANDATORY evacuation orders due to the fire. Birds cannot be accepted due to Avian Flu.
Large Animals: The Large Animal Shelter at Saureel Vineyards is now full and closed. The Rancho Murietta Equestrian Center has been taking horses for those under a MANDATORY evacuation order, but you must call ahead - (916) 826-4278 - to ensure there is room. Flying M Ranch, 5421 Buck Mountain Road, Placerville is open for large animals only. Human evacuees are not allowed to stay. Birds, including chickens, cannot be accepted at shelters due to Avian Flu.
Please call Animal Services at 530-621-5795 for questions about animal evacuations.
For Animals Sheltering in Place: Our officers have been out in the mandatory evacuation areas helping animals that are sheltering in place. For mandatory evacuees requesting an Animal Services officer go to their property to feed & water their animal sheltering in place, please contact Animal Services at 530-621-5795.
Do you want to help? Animal Services' Pet Aid Fund helps provide for animals in need during emergency situations.
For updates on the Mosquito Fire, including an evacuation map, see the County's website -
Field Services enforces state statutes and county ordinances regulating animal care and welfare, investigates citizens' complaints of animal neglect or nuisance, and responds to reports of loose and injured animals. Animal Services also inspects and licenses animal establishments and kennels.Non-Emergency Complaint Forms /
The Rabies Control Program investigates animal bites and human exposures to rabies, and processes
licenses for dogs. Learn how to avoid dog bites, and teach children to be safe around dogs. Report animal bites or rabid animals.
Shelter Operations houses and cares for stray, unwanted, or displaced animals. Every effort is made to place healthy,
adoptable animals into new permanent, loving homes. We coordinate foster and
volunteer programs, educate the community on pet overpopulation, and help people who have
found a pet.
Disaster Preparedness - Animal Emergency PlanningInclude your pets and livestock in your disaster plan! Start today by
making a plan and preparing a disaster kit.
West Slope Business & Shelter6435 Capitol AvenueDiamond Springs, CA 95619Main Number:(530) 621-5795
From El Dorado Hills:(916) 358-3555 x5795Fax: (530) 622-6851 South Lake Tahoe Business & Shelter
1120 Shakori DriveSouth Lake Tahoe, CA 96150(530) 573-7925Fax: (530) 577-5318
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