Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter opens temporary facility in San Gabriel Park

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Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be opening its temporary dog shelter in the county’s Livestock Show Barn in San Gabriel Park on Wednesday.

As the renovation of the existing shelter is well underway, the animal shelter is making the Georgetown Livestock Show Barn, located at 425 E. Morrow St., its temporary home, since the construction will demolish some of the existing kennels and cause the new kennels in the Adoption Center to not be functional.

The expansion and renovation project broke ground in January. In this next phase, renovations of the former dog adoption area will include replacing the failed drainage system, resurfacing the floors, installing new air conditioning units and updating the kennels.

The pop-up shelter, nicknamed the “Canine Corral,” will have an adoption lobby, adoption kennels set on newly poured concrete, an intake area for lost dogs and owner surrenders by appointment, and an area for animal health technicians to care for the dogs. This will allow the shelter to continue services for the next six months as the existing shelter continues to be under construction.

Even though this location is in the heart of Georgetown, the shelter’s services will continue to be devoted to the residents of Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, Hutto and Williamson County. Residents in the city limits of Georgetown will continue to rely on the services of the Georgetown Animal Shelter, 110 W L Walden Drive, Georgetown. Operations will run as usual for cats at the existing shelter on 1855 S.E. Inner Loop, Georgetown.

The dogs will be ready for the public in their temporary location June 6 from noon to 6 p.m. The shelter welcomes everyone to come in and foster or adopt a dog during the Canine Corral’s Grand Opening event Wednesday. Dogs 30 pounds and up will be free to adopt June 1-9, smaller dogs age 7 months and older will be $15 to adopt, and puppies younger than 7 months will be $75 to adopt.

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Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.
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