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PAWED celebrates construction kickoff on new West Slope Animal Shelter

SHINGLE SPRINGS — People for Animal Welfare in El Dorado County (PAWED) hosted over 165 enthusiastic Animal Shelter supporters on Feb. 23 to celebrate the start of construction at the new El Dorado County Animal Services Facility. Guests to the invitation-only event had a chance to preview plans for interior renovation and details of features […]

EDC Animal Shelter looks to adopt out during kitten season

Summertime means an influx of kittens, and at the rate the El Dorado County Animal Shelter is receiving them, the shelter would need to adopt out each day the number the staff normally adopts out in a week. The shelter will have up to 30 kittens for adoption continuously through November, said Alli Lozoya, a […]

New animal shelter

EDITOR: I am a shelter supporter and firmly believe that our county needs and deserves a large, modern facility that will be comfortable and pleasant for animals as well as people. After giving this latest proposal a lot of thought though, I cannot support this location. I feel sorry for the shelter coalition as they […]

Animal Shelter: New site purchase approved

It was a full house on Tuesday as the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted to move ahead and purchase property for the future site of the Western Slope Animal Shelter. Sporting an existing building as well as acreage for livestock, the board authorized spending $1.86 million for the 4.73-acre site at 6425 Capitol Avenue […]

Western Slope Animal Shelter

EDITOR: Here we go again. The Planning Department continues to insist that people who reside within 100 feet of the selected new animal shelter site are told, “don’t worry about it.” Others have written about the negative impacts so I will not comment on the multitude of them. I concede that a new animal shelter […]

Western Slope Animal Shelter

EDITOR: I thought we, the residents of the Diamond Springs area, had already fought our battle to keep the county from making the area their favorite dumping ground. But no, they want to dump on us again. Approximately 100 sites in the county were investigated for the new Western Slope Animal Shelter and — surprise […]

Western Slope Animal Shelter

EDITOR: For those of you who, for the past eight years, have been following the progress of the Western Slope Animal Shelter, there is now a light at the end of the tunnel. Unfortunately, for the homeowners in the residential development whose properties border the proposed site, it appears to be an oncoming train. The […]

Planning commissions reviews animal shelter zoning

At its Thursday meeting, the El Dorado County Planning Commission took a first step in establishing a new West County animal shelter facility. Up for consideration by the commission was whether or not the location of the animal shelter within an industrial park was compatible with the county’s General Plan. Proposed plans for the shelter […]

Animal shelter locations whittled down to one

It’s not final, but you might be able to see final from here. The county’s Animal Services Shelter could be heading to a new home at 6425 Capitol Ave. in the Diamond Springs Commercial Park. Russ Fackrell, facilities manager with the Chief Administrative Office told the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Tuesday that the […]

Animal shelter qualifies to compete for $100,000

A Diamond Springs animal shelter has qualified to compete for $100,000 and other monetary grants from the ASPCA/Rachael Ray Foundation $100K Challenge, thanks to more than 14,000 votes from supporters over a 12-day period. Animal Outreach of the Motherlode ranked 15th out of 104 shelters nationwide, and was competitive with some of the largest shelters […]

Homeless shelter vs. animal shelter

EDITOR: I just read the article in the Mountain Democrat today about our county’s project for a new animal shelter. If I am understanding it correctly the county just approved a budget of $5.7 million to buy property to build a new animal shelter with the project manager’s salary being $150,000. For that amount of […]

County picks animal shelter project manager

On a project beset by fits and starts, the El Dorado County Animal Shelter now has someone at the helm who is expected to stay there till the cows come home, as it were. Brent Collins was hired by the Board of Supervisors recently to be the project manager who will oversee, lead and complete […]

Supes neuter two proposed animal shelter sites

A 10-acre parcel near the El Dorado Y is no longer being considered for the future site of the western slope animal shelter. The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to scrap long-standing plans to build a new facility on the property generally known as the Shinn Ranch or Shinn property. Estimated at […]

Supes OK animal shelter road grading

El Dorado County Supervisors moved one step closer to giving the go-ahead for constructing a new animal shelter. The issue has been controversial for several years and has generated rancorous discussion at numerous board meetings and public hearings. Tuesday the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors gave the nod to Department of Transportation engineer Matt […]

Animal shelter still on hold

El Dorado County supervisors on Monday sent staff back to their desks to hammer out some timelines for moving forward on the county’s proposed new animal shelter. After three hours of testimony during Monday’s special hearing, the board directed new project manager Kris Payne to provide concrete answers to specific issues regarding progress on the […]

My turn: Animal shelter or animal services?

It has come to the attention of the taxpayers of El Dorado County that there is a need to identify budgetary relief within the county departments. Today’s exploration shall be in the Animal Services Department — well, not really a full department in that they work for the ag commissioner. (For purposes of discussion I […]

Animal Shelter defended

EDITOR: I take profound exception to your front-page article regarding the El Dorado County Animal Shelter. Was your point to accuse the shelter of fraud? Was your point to paint Ms. Gratteau as a loving, caring individual? Neither is the case. I have had the pleasure to volunteer some of my time working with the […]

Animal shelter, not a pound

EDITOR: I take exception with your negative editorial in last Friday’s paper regarding the adoption fees in place at the Animal Shelter, yes I said shelter, because you so rudely referred to our shelter as the pound. This is an archaic term used in the 1950s and it is not what our shelter is now. […]

Our animal shelter is different

EDITOR: I spoke with a staff member at El Dorado County Animal Shelter and she said that El Dorado County Animal Shelter does not know the person who started the rumor that the local shelter habitually euthanizes pets placed for adoption. I believe the person who started this rumor was a letter-writer named “Teena” and […]

Animal shelter issue: Im with the deputy

Placerville EDITOR: Ms. Giles, your Aug. 13 Mountain Democrat letter to the editor argues for the animal shelter, omitting pertinent fiscal data, and belittles sheriffÕs deputy Don Atkinson. For an honest and accurate portrayal of the issues to Òletter readers,Ó the impending county budget deficits and employee layoff problems must recognized. You question Mr. AtkinsonÕs […]

Dont fear the animal shelter plan

Cameron Park EDITOR: In Don AtkinsonÕs ÒMy turnÓ piece in the Aug. 4 edition, Mr. Atkinson argues against the recent decision of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors to proceed with the construction of a new animal shelter. He predicts financial ruin for the county and even a threat to public safety as a […]

Road, water to future animal shelter OKd

Democrat staff writer El Dorado County Board of Supervisors took a big step, Tuesday, toward developing a permanent animal shelter on the western slope. By a 3-2 vote, the board authorized the county Department of Transportation to proceed with Phase 1 of the project that is designed to become a comprehensive animal services facility on […]

New group fighting for animal shelter

Citing the need to urge decision makers to return to the long-standing plan for housing homeless animals, a broad-based group of concerned residents, animal welfare advocates and businesses have announced the formation of a new coalition dedicated to making the El Dorado CountyÕs long promised permanent animal shelter a reality. The effort comes on the […]

Animal shelter stays put for now; robotics firm not forced to move

Democrat staff writer What to do with the El Dorado County animal shelter is an issue that has appeared on the county Board of SupervisorsÕ agenda at least 13 times over the past five years. Tuesday the board decided once and for all that, no matter what happens in future, the shelter will not be […]

Robotics firm to protest animal shelter moved to business park

Democrat staff writer El Dorado County is at risk of losing three dozen or more high-tech, good-paying jobs if the Board of Supervisors decides to relocate the Animal Services shelter to a Shingle Springs business park. Schilling Robotics currently leases the facility at 4461 Business Drive where it operates a Òhigh-precision fabrication plant.Ó Headquartered in […]

I applaud the letter about shelter animals’ deaths

EDITOR: I applaud letter writer Teena Bonnici’s articulate, powerful, and unrelenting description of what happens to animals at our animal “shelters.” I have volunteered at our local shelter and am very impressed with the conditions there as well as with the conscientious staff. However, the truth remains that ultimately animals who are not adopted will […]

Thanks for letter regarding shelter animals

EDITOR: I want to thank Teena Bonnic, shelter manager, for her direct and important letter regarding the fate of shelter pets due to the carelessness of my fellow residents.  Your graphic description of the fate of dogs and cats turned into the shelter or abandoned by their owners should be a wake-up call to all […]

Letter about shelter animals prompts reply

EDITOR: I thank you, Teena, for writing this letter. That had to be one of the most disturbing letters I have read — and also the most profound. As it needed to be. I am quite sure more than a few people will be very upset that you wrote such a letter but I suspect […]

Equine Animal Rescue

EQUINE ANIMAL RESCUE: The “All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.” is a non-profit organization with the following mission statement: “To rescue and rehabilitate abused, neglected, abandoned, unwanted, and slaughter-bound animals, primarily equines, to provide them with food, shelter, vet care and handling, ultimately placing them in loving, permanent adoptive homes.” Volunteers are needed to help with […]

Animal lovers

Putting together the Happy, Healthy Pets special edition, which was published in today’s newspaper, it’s easy to see how much El Dorado County loves its animals. From horse lovers to those who own multiple dogs and cats, there are plenty of owners proudly showing appreciation for their pets. We’ also have a proud owner of […]

Animal ambassadors for kindness live at HartSong Ranch

They speak in many languages: whinny, moo, oink, baaah, honk, quack and woof. The message these animals convey to the humans they meet at HartSong Ranch Animal Sanctuary is one that “every life matters.” Each one is an animal rescue. Located on 30 rolling acres in Greenwood, just four miles west of Georgetown, over 60 […]

Animal Outreach 3rd in nation

In an achievement that even surprised the staff, Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode proudly announced they came in third in a nationwide competition to adopt out the most pets. The $100,000 contest, sponsored by the ASPCA and Rachael Ray, challenged animal welfare organizations across the country to adopt out as many animals as possible over […]

Animal outreach needs everyone’s help

Something exciting is happening at Animal Outreach. Animal Outreach, the El Dorado County no-kill animal shelter and facility located at 6101 Enterprise Drive in Diamond Springs, rescues approximately 2,000 animals per year. The nonprofit is in a tough competition with other shelters in the United States to win a challenge. It is the $100 K Rachel […]

Animal outreach celebrates 20 years in a big way

Save the evening of Saturday, May 19 for a concert by flamenco guitarist Todd Haaby, dinner and a silent auction. It’s Animal Outreach’s way of celebrating 20 years of rescuing more than 10,000 cats and dogs and raising public awareness about spaying and neutering animals. The main event of the celebration is a concert by […]

Noah’s Wish, grange to offer animal preparedness tips

Noah’s Wish, a national organization dedicated to caring for animals affected by disasters and headquartered in El Dorado Hills, is announcing the rollout of its first training program designed to help pet owners understand what to do for their pets in that first critical 72 hours before outside help arrives. Named CAPS (Community Animal Preparedness […]

Animal Outreach competing for grant

Beginning Friday, April 6, Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode will be a participant in the qualifying heat of the 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. Animal Outreach is competing for a chance at more than $500,000 in grant funding, including a grand prize of $100,000. The 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a […]

Animal Outreach plans festival

There are few guarantees in life — death, taxes and a wealth of furry friends, if you sit down on the bench in the cat sanctuary at Animal Outreach. Some of the beautiful felines waiting for a new home will sit next to you politely, waiting to be noticed. At least one or two bold […]

Walk to support farm animals

SACRAMENTO — On Saturday, Oct. 15, Sacramento will host the 2011 Walk for Farm Animals, an annual event taking place in more than 35 cities across the United States and Canada to raise funds to support the lifesaving rescue, education and advocacy work of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. Serena Sanchez, […]

Fawn finds safety at Animal Outreach

A fawn that lost it’s mother found it’s way to Animal Outreach earlier this week, and according to staff at the shelter, jumped into Vet Tech Sue Vargas’ arms. Sierra Wildlife Rescue was contacted and came to pick up the fawn. Fawn 1 A FAWN that lost its mother found its way to Animal Outreach […]

Fawn finds safety at Animal Outreach

A fawn that lost it’s mother found it’s way to Animal Outreach earlier this week, and according to staff at the shelter, jumped into Vet Tech Sue Vargas’ arms. Sierra Wildlife Rescue was contacted and came to pick up the fawn.

Animals find sanctuary with Safe Pet Program

The Center for Violence Free Relationships provides shelter to victims of domestic abuse whether they have two legs or four, scales and tails too. It’s part of their Safe Pet Program that began when Judy Knapp, 50, formerly the senior zookeeper at Folsom Zoo, joined The Center’s staff as director of education and training. Knapp […]

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