Animal Services

 

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View Our Adoptable Pets
View Lost and Found Pets

What's New    

  • Rabies Reminder - Please keep your pets current on rabies vaccine
  • Both El Dorado County Animal Services Shelters in Diamond Springs and South Lake Tahoe are open during regular business hours. Please note that services and access may be limited at the South Lake Tahoe shelter. Please call ahead if you plan to visit the SLT shelter. We'd like to thank the public for their patience and understanding during our recent limited services associated with the large influx of animals at our shelters. Any updates will be posted to this website. See related Press Release.
  • Animal Services has many adoptable pets - See Pets Available Now
  • Own livestock? Animal Services is updating its database of livestock/farm animals (cattle, equine, swine, sheep, llama, goats, etc.). With your information in our database, we can give you a courtesy call in the event your farm animals get loose. Some restrictions apply. Follow this link to complete the form.

Field Services

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 / Ordinance Code

Rabies Control Program

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

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 lost or found a pet.  

Other Items of Interest

Disaster Preparedness - Animal Emergency Planning
Include your pets and livestock in your disaster plan! Start today by making a plan and preparing a disaster kit.