As part of a citywide Adopt Love event, all pets available at the Austin Animal Center, Austin Pets Alive! and the Austin Humane Society may be adopted for free Feb. 10-12.
The event is sponsored by the Petco Foundation and includes animals from facilities in the surrounding area.
In late January, the Austin Animal Center unexpectedly had some open kennels and offered to take in animals from other shelters that were at capacity, including the Williamson County Regional Shelter and the Lockhart Animal Shelter.
“We knew we had a big adoption event coming up and thanks to our rescue partners, we had enough room to pay it forward and help out some of our neighbors,” AAC Deputy Chief Kristen Auerbach said in a news release. “This is the first year we’ve been able to reach outside of Austin and Travis County to help surrounding areas, and we hope it’s just the beginning.”
AAC is the largest No Kill city animal center in the U.S. and shelters more than 18,000 animals each year.
These two dogs came from the Williamson County shelter and hope to be adopted together.[/caption]
Shelters offering free adoptions
Austin Animal Center
7201 Levander Loop, Austin
512-978-0500 or 3-1-1
Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily
Austin Humane Society
124 W. Anderson Lane, Austin
Hours: Mon.-Sat. noon-7 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.
Austin Pets Alive!
1156 W. Cesar Chavez St., Austin
Hours: 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily