TLAC http://kut.org en Animal Shelter Wants You To Foster Pets So It Can Move http://kut.org/post/animal-shelter-wants-you-foster-pets-so-it-can-move <p>The <a href="http://cityofaustin.org/health/pets/">Town Lake Animal Center </a>is moving next week from its current location, which was built in 1952 &nbsp;and is &ldquo;literally crumbling&rdquo;, according to the shelter&#39;s Amber Rowland.</p><p>&ldquo;One of the buildings on the campus was condemned because of a rat infestation, and it&rsquo;s not the first time we&rsquo;ve had rat infestations at the shelter,&rdquo; she said.</p><p>The new location is a freshly constructed, <strike>$22 million </strike>$12 million&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CMSPageID=222">LEED Gold</a> certified building near <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Highway+183+and+Levander+Loop.+&amp;ll=30.246908,-97.684765&amp;spn=0.114036,0.154324&amp;hnear=U.S.+183+%26+Levander+Loop,+Austin,+Travis,+Texas&amp;t=m&amp;vpsrc=6&amp;z=13">U.S. Highway 183 and Levander Loop,</a> paid for with money from a <a href="http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/bonds/2006/prop7.htm">bond program </a>approved by Austin voters in 2006.</p><p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 22:07:32 +0000 Nathan Bernier 2894 at http://kut.org Animal Shelter Wants You To Foster Pets So It Can Move Animal Shelter At Capacity http://kut.org/post/animal-shelter-capacity <p>The Town Lake Animal Center is at capacity and has run out of space.</p><p>The shelter took in 30 cats in the first hour of business Friday morning. The cats are now temporarily being caged in offices. Animal workers say people this week have dropped off more pets than usual. The shelter took in close to 350 cats and dogs this week.&nbsp;</p><p>TLAC sent a press release Saturday morning, asking people to reclaim lost pets at the shelter or to wait at least a week before turning over an animal:</p> Sat, 16 Jul 2011 15:57:11 +0000 Erika Aguilar, KUT News 1964 at http://kut.org Animal Shelter At Capacity Austin Animal Shelter At "No-Kill" So Far For 2011 http://kut.org/post/austin-animal-shelter-no-kill-so-far-2011 <p>Since January, 90 percent of animals taken in at the <a href="http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/health/pets/default.htm">Town Lake Animal Center </a>were fostered out, adopted, given to a rescue group, or returned to their owners. The threshold for &quot;no-kill&quot; status is 90 percent.</p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 18:27:01 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1909 at http://kut.org Austin Animal Shelter At "No-Kill" So Far For 2011 Austin Shelter Needs Kitten Foster Homes http://kut.org/post/austin-shelter-needs-kitten-foster-homes <p>Town Lake Animal Center is putting out a call for foster homes, after a greater-than-expected number of kittens have been taken into the shelter.</p><p>The kittens generally need to housed for at least two weeks. Fosters are asked to provide bedding and care for the animals, while the shelter pays for medical treatment and food.</p> Tue, 24 May 2011 22:16:47 +0000 Matt Largey 1557 at http://kut.org Austin Shelter Needs Kitten Foster Homes Town Lake Animal Center Hits 90% Live Outcomes For 1st Time http://kut.org/post/town-lake-animal-center-hits-90-live-outcomes-1st-time <p>Officials at Austin&#39;s Town Lake Animal Center have announced they&#39;ve surpassed a 90% live outcome rate for the first time last month.&nbsp; February saw 92% of animals that entered the shelter leave alive.</p><p>The milestone means the shelter is now officially &quot;no-kill&quot;, as defined by an implementation plan approved by city council almost one year ago.</p> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 23:31:23 +0000 Matt Largey 867 at http://kut.org Town Lake Animal Center Hits 90% Live Outcomes For 1st Time City Names Sole Finalist For Shelter Director http://kut.org/post/city-names-sole-finalist-shelter-director <p>Austin City Manager Marc Ott has named Abigail Smith the sole finalist for the chief animal services officer position.&nbsp; In a <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/?v76c27ll0f42gwl">memo</a> to the Mayor and City Council Members, Ott said the city received many positive comments about Smith -- who's currently the executive director of the <a href="http://www.spcaonline.com/">Tompkins County SPCA</a> in Ithaca, NY.</p> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 18:21:13 +0000 Matt Largey 518 at http://kut.org City Names Sole Finalist For Shelter Director City Announces Finalists For Shelter Chief Job http://kut.org/post/city-announces-finalists-shelter-chief-job <p>The City of Austin has announced the list of finalists for the Chief Animal Services Officer position that&#39;s been vacant since May.&nbsp; The finalist chosen for the job will have authority over the city&#39;s shelter operations, and will oversee the move from Town Lake Animal Center to the city&#39;s new shelter in East Austin.&nbsp;</p><p>The finalists will be in Austin on Monday, November 8th for interviews and a public meet-and-greet.&nbsp; The city is wants feedback from the public.</p><p>From the City of Austin:</p> Tue, 02 Nov 2010 17:54:07 +0000 Matt Largey 173 at http://kut.org City Announces Finalists For Shelter Chief Job