Pet adoption

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9:08 am
Mon September 3, 2012

AM Update: Labor Day Closures, UT System Framework, America's Best Bathroom?

Labor Day weekend revelers enjoy a ride on the lake - but personal watercraft/jetskis are still banned on Lake Austin.
Jillian Schantz Patrick for KUT News

Happy Labor Day! It will be a pretty hot one with an expected high of 100.

City of Austin Offices Closed – But Animal Center Open

It’s Labor Day and that means City of Austin offices are closed – as are recreation centers, senior centers and libraries.

But the Austin Animal Center is open today and is offering free adoptions. The center says they received lots of new pets in August but that adoptions were slow. It’s once again “severely overcapacity” and has no room for incoming animals. The free adoptions are being offered at the Austin Animal Center at 7201 Levander Loop and the Town Lake Animal Center at 1156 W. Cesar Chavez.

City pools, golf courses and tennis centers are also open today.

Trash and recycling collections will remain on schedule.

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Animals
10:24 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Austin Humane Society to Waive Adoption Fee

Humane Society animals Angel, an American Eskimo/Golden Retriever mix; and Huey, a short hair kitten.
Austin Humane Society

The Austin Humane Society will offer free adoptions this Saturday. Adoption fees are typically over $80 for dogs and cats.

All animals will be spayed or neutered with current vaccinations and microchips. And the pets come with 30 days of pet health insurance and a bag of food.

The Humane Society will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Those wishing to adopt will need to fill out an application and pass an interview.

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Austin
2:59 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Pet Adoption Fee Doesn't Pay for Much at City Shelter

KUT News

The Austin Animal Center is running a promotion throughout June, reducing its adoption fees for all animals to $20. Normally, it runs you $75 to adopt a pet through the city. The center is running the promotion in order to get more people adopting. 

Abigail Smith, Austin’s Chief Animal Services Officer, says even the full $75 doesn’t come close to paying for the care of an animal that gets dropped off.

“It’s hundreds of dollars when you consider the stray holding period, the intake vaccines that we do. This year we’re seeing a particularly bad flea season, so everybody is getting flea and tick medicine," says Smith. "There’s a very high incidence of heartworm dogs that come in here, and that’s extremely expensive to treat. So, $75, which is basically our standard fee, doesn’t even cover hardly any of it.”

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Austin
10:25 am
Mon July 4, 2011

$4 Adoptions on the 4th

Extra patriotic animals are waiting to find a home today.
Photo by KUT News

Pets usually aren't big fans of the 4th of July("Fireworks are loud, can I have a dog biscuit," one local canine said). But with fireworks banned this year why not bring home a furry critter to call your own? The Town Lake Animal Center is offering this bargain adoption fee  of just $4 until 5 p.m. on Independence Day.

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