Half-Price Adoption Fee for Kittens and Cats Through October 31

El Dorado County Animal Services is extending a temporary reduction on adoption fees for kittens and cats through the end of October. The fee to adopt a cat or kitten through the El Dorado County Animal Services’ Shelters, which is normally $80, will be $40 through October 31.

The $40 feline adoption fee includes vaccinations, health exam, spay/neuter, microchip and de-worming (if needed). “The kittens and cats are also litter box trained and socialized, so they are ready to go,” said Henry Brzezinski, Chief of Animal Services.

According to Brzezinski, the discounted fee on feline adoptions which began this summer was extended because of the late kitten season and a continued impact on the shelters with large numbers of cats and kittens.

“We still have litters of kittens coming in each week, “said Brzezinski. “We also have a number of wonderful adult cats who are being overlooked because of their age.” Among the adult cats currently at the Placerville shelter are Dalila, a one-year-old, very active and playful long-haired female tortie, and Cubby, an older, medium-haired orange tabby male who loves to cuddle and be petted.

The animal shelters are open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and are located at 511 Placerville Drive in Placerville and at 1120 Shakori Drive in South Lake Tahoe. Pictures of adoptable pets can be found online via Animal Services’ website at www.edcgov.us/animalservices . The website is updated daily, but some pictures may not appear right away.

Brzezinski encourages pet owners to spay and neuter their animals when they are young to control the pet overpopulation problem and reduce the number of abandoned and unwanted animals in the County.

To reach the shelters with questions about adoption, call (530) 621-5795 in Placerville, and (530) 573-7925 in South Lake Tahoe. Adoption information is also available on Animal Services’ website.