We are proud to provide an array of programs for Amador County residents, their pets, and domestic animals in need of rescue. These services are meant to not only take care of the basic needs of the animals but also to find them their foster and forever homes. If you are interested in fostering or adopting, you can learn more by clicking any of the program links below.
Partnering with the Amador County Animal Control and Adoption Center has allowed A-PAL to help many dogs and cats find their forever homes.
This program helps ensure feral community cats can be fixed and released rather than euthanized. It has provided a second chance for hundreds of cats to be released back to colonies, adopted into barn homes, and some to be placed inside homes as they weren't really feral.
Renamed after the passing of John Liedl, our very own Santa, this program started in 2010 with cats and dogs in our care or at our local animal shelter who needed medical procedures, such as eye surgery, thyroidectomy, dental work, fracture repair, heartworm treatment, and other lifesaving procedures. The John Liedl Santa Fund helps these pets get the procedures they need to be placed in foster care and later made available for adoption. The Santa Fund also helps the public with procedures for their pets. To be eligible, the resident's animal must be current on vaccinations and spayed/neutered. After board approval, A-PAL will pay for 50% of the procedure, up to $1,000. In 2021, the Santa Fund helped with 44 procedures for local dogs and cats.