Adopt a dog, cat, kitten or rabbit for free Oct. 26 at the Williamson County Animal Shelter

Taz, pictured, is one of the animals available for adoption at the Williamson County Animal Shelter as of Oct. 23.

Taz, pictured, is one of the animals available for adoption at the Williamson County Animal Shelter as of Oct. 23.

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Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is hosting a free adoption event this Saturday, Oct. 26. The first 50 adoptions of adult dogs, adult cats, kittens and rabbits will be paid for by A+ Federal Credit Union.

Currently, the shelter is 30 dogs and 30 cats over capacity, according to a news release.

"Although 'kitten season,' the time of year shelters take in many stray kittens and pregnant cats, is thought to be a spring/summer season, with the warm start to fall, the shelter is still receiving kittens in need of care," the release said. "Additionally, the shelter is housing over 30 dogs due to pending court cases. These two situations put a strain on shelter staff, volunteers, fosters and resources."

All dogs and cats adopted on Saturday will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and registered, given age-appropriate vaccinations and tested for FeLV (cats) or heartworms (dogs). View adoptable pets at pets.wilco.org/Adopt.

The Williamson County Animal Shelter is located at 1855 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown. 512-943-3322. www.Pets.wilco.org
By Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019, and in addition, editor of Leander-Cedar Park in August 2020.


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