Joanne is Your Calaveras County Animal Services Pet of the Week!

San Andreas, CA… Meet Joanne, a lovely shorthaired young black adult. Joanne arrived at the shelter as a stray and certainly was once someone’s kitty since she was already spayed and most definitely recognized the sound of a can of cat food being opened. We don’t know if Joanne was abandoned or wandered away from home, but no one has come looking for her. Sweet, affectionate and gentle, Joanne has a calm, mellow personality and loves being petted and brushed. She is, however, not a lap cat but more of a sit beside you and snuggle up kind of girl. Joanne does warm up quickly to everyone she meets. She is also very vocal – not with meows but with melodic trills to express her happiness along with indicating she would appreciate more attention. Joanne would likely fit into almost any household as a wonderful companion or family cat. Sadly, black kitties are often passed over for more unique feline colors but our volunteers can tell you they don’t come much nicer than Joanne.

As with all cats available for adoption, Joanne is up-to-date on her routine vaccinations and has been micro-chipped. Already spayed, she can go home with you today!

Come visit Joanne, impound no. AO52808, along with other cats and dogs awaiting their forever homes at Calaveras County Animal Services, 901 Jeff Tuttle Drive, San Andreas (in government center by the new jail). Animal Services is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday (closed for lunch from 1-2 p.m.). For more information about this kitty, please email Animal Services volunteer Cynthia at, Kathy at or call Animal Services directly at 754-6509. Please refer to Joanne’s impound number when making inquiries.

Currently, the Calaveras shelter remains open for visitors wishing to adopt. We are, however, limiting viewing to one person at a time for COVID precautions. Please understand there may be a wait for you to view the shelter animals, many of which still await their forever homes during this pandemic. Adoptable animals may also be viewed on the web at and on the Calaveras County Animal Services Facebook page.

Volunteers are very much needed, too. Whether you can give a little time or a lot, we would value your help caring for shelter animals or in the office. No experience necessary; we will provide training and match you to your interests. Please call 754-6509 for more information.

Animal Services now has a Fee Flexibility Program!

When the dog or cat population at the shelter is at 80% or above capacity, the total adoption fee will be 50% off––reduced to $40 for dogs and $30 for cats. The adoption fee for cats who arrive at the shelter already altered is $10. With the 55-5-5 Program, any time an adopter is 55 or older and adopts any pet over 5 years old, the adoption fee is $5.

This ad courtesy of the Friends of Calaveras Animal Services (FOCAS) and the Pine Tree