Truckee Animal Shelter takeover from Placer County starts Tuesday |

Truckee Animal Shelter takeover from Placer County starts Tuesday

TRUCKEE, Calif. — This week marks the beginning of a partnership to transfer animal shelter services for the greater Truckee-North Tahoe region under one roof.

A 30-year lease and operating agreement for the town of Truckee to provide service for the eastern portion of Placer County takes effect Sept. 1.

As a result, animals in the county’s Tahoe Vista shelter will be relocated to the town of Truckee Animal Shelter at 10961 Stevens Lane.

Placer County supervisors and Truckee Town Council OK’d the agreement — which effectively shuts down the 42-year-old Tahoe Vista Animal Shelter at 849 Shelter Road — in July.

Animals that are subsequently impounded by Placer County Animal Services east of the Sierra Crest will be taken to the Truckee facility.

Lost and stray licensed animals from the Tahoe Basin in Placer County taken to Truckee can receive a free ride home from animal control officers.

Control officers will continue their patrol duties in the Lake Tahoe region and respond to calls for service, according to the county.

Truckee’s shelter hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, except for town-recognized holidays.

To make arrangements to see and interact with adoptable animals, contact the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe at (530) 587-5948.

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