Austin Animal Center waives adoption fees amid space crisis

AUSTIN, Texas – Austin Animal Center is waiving all adoption fees until further notice. The center has over 1,000 dogs and cats in its care, with 671 pets at the shelter. Currently, 23 dogs do not have a kennel.

“We house dogs in crates in our conference room and even rented an air-conditioned construction trailer to put crates in,” said Kelsey Cler, marketing and communications manager for Austin Animal Center. “Unfortunately all of these spaces are now full and our only option is to house the dogs in crates outside in front of evaporative coolers.”

The center is open for adoptions Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are not ready to adopt, placement options are also available.

Austin Animal Center will also host events this summer to help deal with the space crisis.

Some of them include:

Adopt late at night – The shelter will be open until 9 p.m. on June 24 for adoptions and a glow stick evening.

KittyPalooza – This annual event will have 30 kittens available for adoption on June 25 starting at 8 a.m.

Microchipping and Rabies Vaccine Clinic – The shelter is hosting a microchipping and rabies vaccination clinic for Travis County residents on July 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Benjamin M. Yerger