Health and Human Services Agency

Animal Services

(530) 621-5795

 Looking for a new family pet?  El Dorado County Animal Services is reminding the community that older cats need homes too. Zeva “We have lots of grown cats at our shelters waiting for loving homes right now,” said Henry Brzezinski, Chief of Animal Services. “Many of these sweet cats are age two and under. They are still young enough to share many years of affection and friendship and yet old enough to be past the challenging stages sometimes encountered with kittens.” All cat adoptions offered through Animal Services’ shelters are only $42.

According to Brzezinski, all cats available for adoption at the shelters are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, tested for leukemia and given a health exam. “The $42 adoption fee covers everything,” said Brzezinski. “We currently have lots of wonderful adult cats of all ages, breeds, colors and coats.” 

The Animal Services shelter in Diamond Spring is located at 6435 Capitol Avenue and is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The shelter in South Lake Tahoe is located at 1120 Shakori Drive and is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. 

Animal Services has additional information, including pictures of adoptable animals, on its website at The shelters may be reached by phone at (530) 621-5795 in Diamond Springs or (530) 573-7925 in South Lake Tahoe.

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