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File #: 18-1557    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/1/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/16/2018 Final action: 10/16/2018
Title: Supervisor Ranalli recommending Board: 1) Receive and file presentation provided by Henry Brzezinski, Chief El Dorado County Animal Services, Community Services Division, Health and Human Services Agency, recognizing the community volunteers who dedicate their time and knowledge to support Animal Services and the Shelter; and 2) Approve and authorize the signatures of all five Board members on Proclamations recognizing these volunteers for their service. (Est. Time: 30 Min)
Attachments: 1. A - Animal Services Volunteers Presentation, 2. B - Proclamation Animal Services Volunteers
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Supervisor Ranalli recommending Board:
1) Receive and file presentation provided by Henry Brzezinski, Chief El Dorado County Animal Services, Community Services Division, Health and Human Services Agency, recognizing the community volunteers who dedicate their time and knowledge to support Animal Services and the Shelter; and
2) Approve and authorize the signatures of all five Board members on Proclamations recognizing these volunteers for their service. (Est. Time: 30 Min)
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Animal Services provides mandated services for both the Western Slope and South Lake Tahoe areas of the County that include services such as rabies control, impoundment of animals at large, investigations of aggressive
dogs threatening humans and livestock, investigations of animal cruelty cases, sheltering stray animals, veterinary treatment for sick or injured animals, animal licensing, and enforcement of State and local animal laws.

Animal Services operates two animal shelters, one located on the West Slope in Diamond Springs and another in South Lake Tahoe, that house and care for stray, unwanted, or displaced animals. Animal Services also coordinates foster and volunteer programs, educates the community on pet overpopulation, and helps people who have lost or found a pet. Every effort is made to place healthy, adoptable animals into new permanent, loving homes.

Dedicated community volunteers donate their time, energy, compassion, and specialized knowledge and experience to support the programs and services provided by Animal Services.

Community volunteers provide a myriad of services through the animal shelters that include: dog exercising, cat socializing, assistance with adoptions, assistance with lost and found animals, grooming, training, cleaning, laundry, social media outreach, special events, humane education, office support, and fund raising to assist the shelter in their mission of ensuring that treatable animals become adoptable.

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