Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$19,648 raised by 171 donors

65% complete

$30,000 Goal

Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing our community with services and programs that help eliminate pet overpopulation and reduce the euthanasia of adoptable animals.

Established in 1994, Animal Outreach serves over 6,000 cats and dogs each year via our low cost spay/neuter clinic. Animal Outreach is the only organization in El Dorado County to offer free spays and neuters for community cats through our sponsored Free Feral Day once per month.  

In addition, we also manage adoption and foster programs that allow us to find homes for special need cats/ kittens, barn cats and many others.

While 2022 continued to provide many unique challenges for everyone. We are proud to have accomplished the following:

889 - Canine spays/neuters
5422 - Feline spays/neuters
1560 - Feline intakes
1485 - Feline adoptions

446 community cats benefitted from our free monthly community cat spay/neuter/vaccinate days. 

We expect those numbers to be even greater this year! Generous support from individuals like you allow us to continue serving the animals in our community.


We provide low-cost spay, neuter, and vaccination services to the community as well as a caring haven for our shelter animals. We also promote responsible pet ownership through community outreach and education.


Animal Outreach always appreciates monetary donations for basic care such as food, veterinary expenses, care products, and other operational needs. These donations ease financial burden and increase our ability to fulfill our mission.

Animal Outreach, like all charitable organizations, cannot survive without the time and dedication of volunteers. Whether you have an hour, a day, or a couple days, there are a number of areas volunteers can help Animal Outreach. Volunteers are needed to support all areas of operations including foster care, shelter cleaning, office work, handyman skills, fundraising and event assistance, and adoption coordinating at PetSmart locations. Please contact us at (530) 642-2287 if you would like to volunteer.

We are always looking to the future and would welcome resumes of those who possess business or animal related experience in order to expand and diversify our Board of Directors.

Donations in kind of items such as wet food, litter, and kitten formula are always appreciated.

Equity Statement

Organization Data


Organization name

Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode

Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category


Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Funding: Program, Volunteers, In-Kind Donations

Demographics Served

Animals, Low-income individuals/families

Counties Served

El Dorado


6101 Enterprise Dr. Ste. B

Service areas

El Dorado County, CA, US

Folsom, CA, US

Citrus Heights, CA, US


(530) 642-2287



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