Austin Animal Center waives fees and hosts events to help deal with space crisis – Corridor News

AUstin Animal Center has 1,081 dogs and cats in its care, including 671 pets at the shelter. Twenty-three 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.”

Austin Animal Center is waiving all adoption fees until further notice. There are also several upcoming events:

  • Adopt late at night — On Friday, June 24, Austin Animal Center will be open until 9 p.m. for adoptions and a glow stick party.
  • KittyPalooza – This annual event is back! Saturday June 25emore than 30 kittens will be available for adoption starting at 8 a.m.
  • Microchipping and Rabies Vaccine Clinic – Microchips are the best way to bring pets home if they get lost. Austin Animal Center is hosting a microchip and rabies vaccination clinic for Travis County residents on Saturday, July 2n/a from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Not ready to adopt? Austin Animal Center needs foster families! Learn more at

Austin Animal Center is open for adoptions Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is located at 7201 Levander Loop. Adoptable pets can be viewed online at

The City of Austin Animal Services Office operates the Austin Animal Center, which is the municipal shelter for the city of Austin and unincorporated Travis County. Austin Animal Center provides shelter to over 11,000 animals each year and safely houses over 95% of all pets.

Their goal is to keep pets with their families and in their communities, provide a safe place for homeless animals, promote responsible pet ownership, and preserve the human-animal bond.

Benjamin M. Yerger