The community is invited to a day of family fun at the animal shelter



(Placerville, California) – El Dorado County Animal Services invites members of the community to join them for a “Family Fun Day” and fundraiser on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Animal Services Shelter, located at 6435 Capitol Ave in Diamond Springs. “In addition to a chance to visit our shelter, meet our staff and volunteers, and see all the wonderful animals awaiting adoption, this family event will include multiple activities for children, food trucks and an opportunity to participate in an important fundraising event for a shelter,” said El Dorado County Animal Services Chief Henry Brzezinski. “We hope everyone can come and join us.”

According to Brzezinski, this event is a great way to spend time with family or friends, enjoy the shelter and donate to a good cause. The event is organized and coordinated by volunteers from the Animal Services shelter, as well as staff supervision. There is no cost to attend the event.

Shelter volunteers planned the event to include several fun family activities, such as rock painting and making pet toys. Items will also be available for purchase such as books for all ages, plants and delicious pastries, all proceeds from fundraiser sales will go directly to benefit the animals at the shelter.

“Volunteers are hoping to raise funds specifically for the purchase of a portable ultrasound unit for the animals at the shelter,” Brzezinski said. “An ultrasound unit would be extremely helpful at the shelter. It would help our veterinarians and vet techs identify significant health or medical issues in shelter animals, such as a blockage, pregnancy or other problem, and provide give the animals all the help they need as soon as possible so that they stay healthy and safe.”

“Events like this are so much more than fundraisers,” said animal services volunteer Sheila Igoe. “They are an opportunity to invite the community to the shelter to showcase our beautiful facility, our staff, our volunteer opportunities and, of course, our adoptable animals.”

According to Brzezinski, shelter volunteers have held similar community events to benefit the animals at the shelter in the past. “We would like to thank our volunteers for organizing this event and for their continued efforts to meet the needs of the animals at our shelter,” Brzezinski added.

Animal Services invites all residents, however, they ask residents not to bring any pets from home to this event. For questions regarding the event, the shelter or Animal Services programs, please call (530) 621-5795. Additional information about El Dorado County Animal Services and the animals at the shelter is also available online:

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