Austin
11:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Austin Animal Center Hopes Residents Elect to Adopt

Austin Animal Center is urging residents to “cast a ballot for companionship” on Election Day this Tuesday.

Tomorrow marks the final day of the center’s “Elect to Adopt a Homeless Animal” campaign, which launched on Thursday, November 1. As a part of the campaign, Austin Animal Center is waiving adoption fees for all dogs and cats. Adopted animals will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and equipped with a collar and tag.  

They hope the adoption campaign will help relieve crowding in the shelter and open up more space to take in as many homeless pets as possible. The center experienced a decline in adoptions over the last month, while hundreds of dogs and cats were brought in. Currently, the shelter is looking at a 50-kennel deficit. 

Prospective pet owners can check out the center’s available pets from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Austin Animal Cetner, 7201 Levander Loop.