‘Tis the season to give, and inspired by generous donations, the Placer and El Dorado county animal shelters are joining the Front Street Animal Shelter in providing free pet adoptions through the end of the year.

The Placer County SPCA is praising a generous retired couple for a donation that will allow the shelter to provide free pet adoptions through the end of December.

The donors known simply as Elizabeth and Kevin were introduced by Placer SPCA CEO Leilani Fratis during a Facebook live event on the organization’s fan page.

Placer SPCA adoption fees will cost anywhere between $50, $200 and more.

Like Placer County, the El Dorado County Animal Services shelters are crediting a local business with its generous donation making pet adoptions free through the end of December.

TravelLite RV Rentals in Placerville made the donation, making pet adoptions free at both the Diamond Springs and South Lake Tahoe shelters. While adoptions will be free, anyone adopting dogs will need to plan to purchase a dog license before taking their sweet pet home with them.

“We are very thankful for this act of kindness during the holiday season by this local business,” said Henry Brzezinski, Chief of El Dorado County Animal Services. “We hope community members come out and see all of the wonderful pets now available at our shelters. We hope every one of the animals finds a loving, forever home before the New Year.”

All cats and dogs available for adoption at the El Dorado County shelters are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and given a health exam. The adoption fee is normally $42 for cats, $120 for dogs, $15 for small animals such as rabbits, and $40 for small livestock. The one-year license fee for adoptable dogs is $23 to $34.50.

For more information on adopting pets …

Click here for the Placer County SPCA

Here for the El Dorado County Animal Shelter

And here for the Front Street Animal Shelter