America's largest No Kill City for 10 years running, saving more than 90% of the 18,000 animals that come through our doors each year!
DSU! Yesterday we took in 31 animals and 11 went to new homes. We have 356 animals in our shelter today, plus 455 animals in foster homes, for a total of 811 adoptable animals! Doesn't our guy Chet (A695410) look like a famous doggo named Riley from Homeward Bound 2? 🤔❤️ https://t.co/W9HXI9rwIV
DSU! Yesterday we took in 22 animals and 15 went to new homes. We have 341 animals in our shelter today, plus 449 animals in foster homes, for a total of 790 adoptable animals! Meet baby panthers, Pokey (A819008) and Gumby (A819007)! #AdoptAAC 👉 austinanimalcenter.org! https://t.co/dWyA4z9cnj
DSU! Yesterday we took in 34 animals and 12 went to new homes. We have 339 animals in our shelter today, plus 444 animals in foster homes, for a total of 783 adoptable animals! Frankfort (A818079) goes to playgroup. Can be shy, but warms up quick with treats! #MeetFrankfort https://t.co/YSxtO6V401
DSU! Yesterday we took in 40 animals and 40 went to new homes. We have 333 animals in our shelter today, plus 429 animals in foster homes, for a total of 764 adoptable animals! This tuxedo-milk-mustache cat is named #Moses (A819411) Meet him at austinanimalcenter.org! https://t.co/mspic3eMqy
🎆 Use these tips to keep your pet safe during #4thofjulyweekend! 🎆 https://t.co/sObMO1cKNo
DSU! Yesterday we took in 33 pets and 18 went to new homes. We have 325 animals in our shelter today, plus 441 in foster homes, for a total of 766 adoptable animals! Lawrence (A811195) is an incredibly gentle and polite boy. #MeetLawrence by visiting austinanimalcenter.org! https://t.co/9ZzF7KXkzO
We are CLOSED today for 4th of July! We’ll be OPEN tomorrow from 11-5 pm. Entry to our facility is still by appt only, please schedule your appts at austinanimalcenter.org! #FourthofJulyWeekend #HolidayHours https://t.co/WpMSuPz664
DSU! Yesterday we took in 31 pets and 32 went to new homes. We have 314 animals in our shelter today, plus 437 in foster homes, for a total of 751 adoptable animals! Maggie (A818391) has the cutest little meow 😍 #MeetMaggie 👉austinanimalcenter.org https://t.co/v0aCyEbaaJ
DSU! We have 318 animals in our shelter today, plus 434 in foster homes, for a total of 752 adoptable animals! It's no surprise that our fluffer, Tickle, got adopted yesterday! But, his pal Pickle (A818835) is still looking for a home! #MeetPickle 👉 austinanimalcenter.org https://t.co/8yEL7hrGHG
DSU! We have 315 animals in our shelter today, plus 424 in foster homes, for a total of 739 adoptable animals! Ms. Kitty (A819187) enjoys a nice back rub after a tasty breakfast. She's 12 yo, spayed and looking for a new home! Visit 👉 austinanimalcenter.org #MeetMsKitty https://t.co/YNF3ReSyNH
Daily Shelter Update! We have 319 animals in our shelter today, plus 408 in foster homes, for a total of 727 adoptable animals! It looks like Church (A818640) & Maya (A818317) had a successful playgroup match bc they're now roomies! #MeetMaya&Chruch 👉 austinanimalcenter.org! https://t.co/DeWmcXm8E0
DSU! We have 302 animals in our shelter today, plus 415 in foster homes, for a total of 717 adoptable animals! Knight (A811659) tries to adjust to his 'new normal' while he's at the shelter. Visit austinanimalcenter.org to meet this handsome fella! #MeetKnight https://t.co/7dD1Vt0wRo
DSU! We have 305 animals in our shelter today, plus 406 in foster homes, for a total of 711 adoptable animals! Obviously, two kittens are better than one! 😍 Meet our kitten duo! Orange (A818963) and Gray (A818961) tabbys! Visit austinanimalcenter.org to meet them! #Kittens https://t.co/7gvh1laQ3f
Daily Shelter Update! We have 308 animals in our shelter today, plus 395 in foster homes, for a total of 703 adoptable animals! Frankie (A779316) was brought in as an OS a week ago. She's what we refer to as a green dot dog 💚 Visit austinanimalcenter.org to #MeetFrankie! https://t.co/ogNNd5X00t
DSU! We have 272 animals in our shelter today, plus 408 in foster homes, for a total of 680 adoptable animals! This gorgeous kitty is named, Little Girl (A819006). She's adjusting to shelter life as best as she can 💕 but nothing beats a home! 👉 austinanimalcenter.org #MeetLG https://t.co/InW17NggsM
Austin Animal Center is committed to the health and safety of animals in our community. This memo from Chief Animal Services Officer Don Bland to Mayor and Council aims to clarify recent misunderstandings regarding the future of stray animal intake at AAC. (1 of 2) https://t.co/LuRkRLPuBB
Intake is currently by appointment only, and we plan to resume normal operations upon full reopening. We are honored to perform lifesaving work every day and will continue to support animals in our community. (2 of 2)
Daily Shelter Update! We have 244 animals in our shelter today, plus 414 in foster homes, for a total of 658 adoptable animals! Zoya(A818479) is about 2 yo and heartworm+. Our sweet Zoya deserves a forever home, so AAC will cover the cost of her heartworm treatment! ♥️ #MeetZoya https://t.co/ivrHx9ZWAz
Daily Shelter Update is back! We have 254 animals in our shelter today, plus 410 in foster homes(THANK YOU, FOSTERS! 🙌), for a total of 664 adoptable animals! Marty(A818784) uses his adorable purrsuasion powers to get him ready for a potential adoption appt today! #ComeMeetMarty https://t.co/Vkzdpzup0J
Hopefully they land in foster soon! He has been very people oriented, fine with the cat and of course loves other dogs. So far no accidents or marking in the house!” Learn how to #Adopt or become a #Foster here🐶👉austintexas.gov/content/austin…
#FostersSaveLives! Meet Billy! Billy has demodectic mange. A treatable skin condition caused by a reaction to mites commonly present on dog hair follicles. Billy’s case is pretty advanced, so we’re so happy to see him getting the love he needs from his foster mom, Michelle! https://t.co/vbYk8H11pw
Michelle shares Billy's road to recovery: "5 month old super demodex mange puppy, now named Billy (A818399), could not be sweeter!!! His foster sister is making him feel right at home since he left his 2 sisters he was rescued with back at the shelter.
"I didn’t want to handle the possums because some wildlife requires rabies testing after interactions with humans. One little possum was outside the marsupial pouch and the rest of the little babies were still inside the pouch." (3 of 4)
Austin Animal Center arrived quickly and saved the day for these little ones. Thanks so much for saving these little lives." Remember, to call @ATX_311 to report if wildlife need your help, but please do not touch them🚫Learn more here 👉 austintexas.gov/page/wildlife-… (4 of 4)
These little possums are now in the care of @WildlifeInATX, thanks to Good Samaritan Curtis and our APOs! Curtis shares his story: "This morning I saw a possum in my backyard. At first I thought they were just 'playing possum.' (1 of 4) https://t.co/yGL6aTp63i
"Unfortunately, she had passed sometime during the night. Then I noticed strange movement in her abdomen and I feared she might be pregnant. I immediately called 311. As I was talking with officers, I noticed a tiny little face peeking out from underneath their mom." (2 of 4)
AAC Staffer Brendan describes the #NeighborhoodLevelProgram (NLP) as, "Building trust & connection with community members that don’t connect into our traditional animal services model due to the unique barriers." Brendan's friends Sean & Angel share what the #NLP means to them! https://t.co/MuTScqeGgD
Please continue to check our website to see new arrivals. You can schedule an Adoption by Appointment, or you can reach out to foster families to set up a meet and greet! For more information, visit austintexas.gov/department/ado… (7 of 8)
We could not be more proud and grateful for our animal loving community! Thank you, Austin! ❤️ (8 of 8)
To schedule a found-pet intake appointment, please visit: cityofaustin.formstack.com…/stray_intake_appointment_reque… We look forward to finding homes for more of Austin’s finest & furriest! (6 of 8)
☑Submit a Found Animal Report by calling 311 or using the @ATX_311 app.☑Take the animal to a vet, emergency animal hospital or pet store to have the pet scanned for a chip.☑Post the pet as found on Nextdoor, Craigslist and Austin Lost and Found Pets. ☑Hang flyers! (5 of 8)
We know that every animal doesn’t necessarily have a place to go, and that’s where we come in. If you find a pet in your neighborhood, please follow these guidelines to try to help them get home before bringing them to the shelter! 🐾 (4 of 8)
Animals are twice as likely to find home when they stay in their neighborhood. Every post on social media, every big colorful found poster, and every knock on a neighbor’s door has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of animals! (3 of 8)
Drop-in visitors will not be accepted, unless the animal is sick or injured. Please schedule an appointment in advance to help us maintain safety and occupancy guidelines. Thank you to all of the pet finders in our community that have been hanging on to found animals! (2 of 8)
We’re happy to announce more services available by appointment at AAC on June 1! In addition to scheduling Adoptions by Appointment, we now offer the option to schedule a found-pet intake appointment at our Pet Resource Center! (1 of 8) https://t.co/uDvG5O0jfQ
Our doggy bosses have us workin'! We're taking their calls, setting up their appointments, grabbing their lunch, you name it!😉Interested in meeting one of our pups? Take a look at these steps to set up your first #AdoptionbyAppointment! 🐾🐶 https://t.co/DYEiOqgDfP
Austin Animal Center would like to thank our essential workers and health care professionals keeping our community safe during this time! ❤️ Follow @austintexasgov for updates about today's flyover! (3 of 3)
Be sure to bring your dogs & cats inside before the show, which will last about 25 minutes. Taking a nice long walk before the event to tire out your pups, or leaving the TV on inside may help keep your pets relaxed during the show. (2 of 3)
Air Force Thunderbirds will salute our local COVID-19 responders + essential workers with a flyover starting today at 3:40 pm! The accompanying sound is known to be pretty loud and may be scary for your pets. (1 of 3) https://t.co/IyQbOnzKXg
We can’t wait to find forever homes for our shelter pets. Please share and let your friends know how easy it is to adopt a new fur baby from #AAC! (5 of 5)
For step-by-step instructions on how to adopt from foster, visit austintexas.gov/department/ado…. All adoption fees are waived through the end of #May, so there’s never been a better time to #adopt! (4 of 5)
🐾An adoption representative will contact you within 48 hours to set up your appointment! 🐈 Psst, we didn’t forget about cats! Our feline friends couldn’t be purr-suaded to stick to appointments, but are willing to do virtual meet & greets from foster homes! (3 of 5)
Austin Animal Center is thrilled to announce #AdoptionsbyAppointment! Now, you can schedule a time to meet your new best friend! Here’s how it works: 🐾Visit our website for a list of available pets. 🐾Select available dogs you are interested in learning more about. (1 of 5) https://t.co/9Xpbna2Oqe
🐾We suggest you select two dogs, just in case your first choice is very popular! Send an email to ASOAnimalAdoption@austintexas.gov and include the following: ☑️Animal IDs for the dogs you’re interested in ☑️Your phone number (2 of 5)
Questions? Email animal.media@austintexas.gov! Thank you so much for hanging in there with us through this period of frequent change. Stay safe and healthy! ❤ (5 of 5)
☑Post the pet as found on sites like Nextdoor, Craigslist and Austin Lost and Found Pets. ☑Hang flyers where the pet was found, as most pets are found less than 1,000 feet from their home. (4 of 5)
Strays: Please use these steps to reunite pets with their families: ☑Submit a Found Animal Report by calling 311 or using the Austin 311 app. ☑Take the animal to any a veterinarian, emergency animal hospital or pet store to have the pet scanned for a microchip. (3 of 5)
🐾SHELTER UPDATE🐾 Following the guidance of our City Manager, AAC will remain closed to the public thru May 29. Many shelter operations are continuing from a safe distance, including adoptions, stray pet registry, and APO response for sick and injured animals. (1 of 5 ) https://t.co/CsGj1miGLp
Sick or Injured Animals: Animal Protection Officers (APO) will continue to respond to service calls in the community based on priority level response, which consists of rabies quarantine/bite investigation calls, and aggressive and/or injured animal calls. (2 of 5)
It’s #VolunteerAppreciationWeek and we miss our crew! Volunteer Kelli has fashioned an old volunteer shirt into a fashionable face-covering - way to represent! We couldn’t perform the lifesaving work that we do without our dedicated volunteers and we can’t wait to have them back! https://t.co/cDXsx9FtZU
☑️Submit a Found Animal Report by calling @ATX_311 or using the Austin 311 app. ☑️Take the animal to any a veterinarian, emergency animal hospital or pet store to have the pet scanned for a microchip. (2 of 4)
If you would like to help our fosters and current pets at AAC, you can donate directly here: austintexas.gov/department/sup… Thank u for your patience and cont support while we all go through these changes to combat COVID-19! #AAC #AustinFosters #ThankyouAustin (4 of 4)
☑️Post the pet as found on sites like @Nextdoor, Craigslist and @ATXLostFoundPet ☑️Hang flyers where the pet was found, as most pets are found less than 1,000 ft from their home. (3 of 4)
🚨UPDATE 🚨 We have extended our operations date to May 4th! We are currently still pairing animals with approved fosters, and APOs are being dispatched for our high priority cases. If u find a stray, please take these steps to reunite them with their families: (1 of 4) https://t.co/73Lx8diO6D
Animal Protection Officers (APO) will still be responding to calls of service in the community based on priority level response, which consists of rabies quarantine/bite investigation calls, and aggressive and/or injured animal calls. (6 of 7)
If you would like to support AAC, u can make a virtual donation or ship items from our Amzn Wishlist here: austintexas.gov/department/sup…. We can not thank you enough for your continued support as we implement temporary changes to operations. Stay safe and healthy, Austin! (7 of 7)
☑️Post the pet as found on sites like Nextdoor, Craigslist and Austin Lost and Found Pets.☑️Hang flyers where the pet was found, as most pets are found less than 1,000 feet from their home. (5 of 7)
We had over 1,000 applicants apply to be fosters! Currently, we're still pairing approved fosters with our animals. Please have patience with our coordinators if you applied to be a foster. They are working every day to find placement for our remaining shelter pets❤️ (3 of 7)
If you find a stray, pls take these steps to reunite them with their families☑️Submit a Found Animal Report by calling 311 or using the Austin 311 app.☑️Take the animal to any a veterinarian, emergency animal hospital or pet store to have the pet scanned for a microchip. (4 of 7)
🚨Updates on AAC Operations🚨 Austin Animal Center will remain closed until April 13, in accordance with the “Stay Home – Work Safe” directive from the City of Austin. (1 of 7) https://t.co/DMJnj4BZ9b
Due to the incredible response from our community, we are NOT currently seeking more fosters. Stand by, as foster opportunities may arise in the future. Foster placement for current applicants will continue by appointment only. (2 of 7)
If you've applied to be a foster and haven't heard back from our foster team yet, pls allow them 1-2 days to respond ❤️ We have received an overwhelming amount of applications 🙌 and our team is working as quickly as possible to process them all. #ThankYouAustin #AACFosters
It took a few hours of exploring and trying every toy in the basket and several potty walks, but she's finally snoring under the coffee table as I write this. I'm hoping she can catch up on sleep and we learn more about her home behavior.” ♥️ #AACFosters https://t.co/n2APCGmeii
Here is what Lorian had to say, "It looks like this is her first night out of the shelter since she arrived last August... #AACFosters https://t.co/RJGUL9JixP
Last week, we shared her story about how she had to wear a cone while alone in her kennel, and this week she’s living it up with her foster mom, Lorian! #AACFosters https://t.co/h8tHke3rZJ
A silver lining in this crisis is that some of our long-stay shelter pets have gotten a break. You may remember Biscuit as the sweet girl who was so anxious at the shelter that she excessively licked her paws. #AACFosters https://t.co/iJNw9Mwp77
RT @austintexasgov: We're live! Here's the link to join us: redd.it/fktepa
How can you help if you can't foster right now? DONATE! Our partners, @AACfriends are gathering donations for our pets who are coming out of the shelter and into foster care! Head over to their website ➡️❤️classy.org/campaign/help-…
***UPDATE*** The @austinfiredept and Recreation Centers will not be able to scan for microchips, pls take a stray pet to a vet, emergency animal hospital or pet store to have the pet scanned for a microchip. If possible, pls call ahead to confirm their protocols and hrs. twitter.com/austinanimals/…
(11 of 12) • AAC may be able to provide some supplies but encourage fosters to start planning ahead and gathering resources in anticipation of fostering a pet. • RESCUE organizations should contact animal.rescue@austintexas.gov to tag and arrange pulling of AAC animals.
(10 of 12) Our goal is to get at least 50% of the current animal inventory at AAC into foster homes during this closure. The AAC currently has 466 animals onsite. Individuals interested in fostering can do the following:
(11 of 12) • Sign up to be an EMERGENCY on-call FOSTER by emailing animal.foster@austintexas.gov or visiting austinanimalcenter.org
(6 of 12) Animal Protection Officers (APO) will still be responding to calls of service in the community based on priority level response, which consist of rabies quarantine/bite investigation calls, and aggressive and/or injured animal calls.
(9 of 12) However, AAC will still approve foster applications and transfer of animals to rescue. Residents can help shelter animals by signing up as an emergency fosters to provide animals relief from the shelter environment.
(8 of 12) If a resident has lost their pet and believes the animal is at AAC, they may call 512-978-0556 to begin the process of reclaiming their pet. AAC will not be facilitating adoptions during this closure.
(5 of 12) • Post the pet as found on sites like Nextdoor, Craigslist and Austin Lost and Found Pets. • Hang flyers where the pet was found, as most pets are found less than 1,000 feet from their home.
(4 of 12) • Submit a Found Animal Report by calling 311 or using the Austin 311 app. • Take the animal to any Austin fire station or recreation center, a veterinarian, emergency animal hospital or pet store to have the pet scanned for a microchip.
(3 of 12) AAC will NOT be taking in any animals from the public that are brought to the facility. The community can facilitate getting lost animals back to their owner by taking these steps to reunite them with their family:
(2 of 12) In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Austin Animal Center (AAC) will be altering its operations with regards to intake at the center, in the community and adoption of animals to patrons.
(1 of 12) 🚨PLEASE READ 🚨Starting today, the Austin Animal Center will be CLOSED to the public until 3/30/2020, at which time it will be reviewed. https://t.co/abHcavzWaj
(9 of 11) Our goal is to get at least 50% of the current animal inventory at AAC into FOSTER homes during this closure. The AAC currently has 466 animals onsite.
(10 of 11) Individuals interested in fostering can do the following: • Sign up to be an emergency on-call foster by emailing animal.foster@austintexas.gov or visiting austinanimalcenter.org.
(11 of 11) • AAC may be able to provide some SUPPLIES but encourage fosters to start planning ahead and gathering resources in anticipation of fostering a pet. • RESCUE organizations should contact animal.rescue@austintexas.gov to tag and arrange pulling of AAC animals.
(6 of 11) Animal Protection Officers (APO) will still be responding to calls of service in the community based on priority level response, which consist of rabies quarantine/bite investigation calls, and aggressive and/or injured animal calls.
(7 of 11) If a resident has LOST their pet and believes the animal is at AAC, they may call 512-978-0556 to begin the process of reclaiming their pet.AAC will not be facilitating adoptions during this closure.
(8 of 11) However, AAC will still approve foster applications and transfer of animals to rescue. Residents can help shelter animals by signing up as an emergency fosters to provide animals relief from the shelter environment.
(4 of 11) • Submit a Found Animal Report by calling 311 or using the Austin 311 app. • Take the animal to any Austin fire station or recreation center, a veterinarian, emergency animal hospital or pet store to have the pet scanned for a microchip.
(3 of 11)The community can facilitate getting LOST animals back to their owner by taking these steps to reunite them with their family:...
(5 of 11) • Post the pet as found on sites like Nextdoor, Craigslist and Austin Lost and Found Pets. • Hang flyers where the pet was found, as most pets are found less than 1,000 feet from their home.
(2 of 11) With regards to intake at the center, in the community and adoption of animals to patrons. AAC will NOT be taking in any animals from the public that are brought to the facility.
(1 of 11)🚨PLEASE READ 🚨 Starting today, the Austin Animal Center will be CLOSED to the public until 3/20/2020, at which time it will be reviewed. In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), (AAC) will be altering its operations. https://t.co/ab0yz2OlmZ
(10 of 10) Please email animal.foster@austintexas.gov to sign up or visit ➡️ austinanimalcenter.org
(9 of 10) W/o adequate staff and space, the potential exists for less kittens to survive this yr than in yrs past. In order to save lives, #AAC needs additional fosters willing to care for kittens.
(8 of 10) We're already preparing for a massive annual influx of kittens due to Kitten Season, a time in the spring and summer months when thousands of neonatal kittens flood shelters.
(7 of 10) AAC may be able to provide some supplies, but encourage fosters to start planning ahead and gathering resources in anticipation of fostering a pet.
(6 of 10) These circumstances would further burden the already overflowing shelter, with potentially less staff to give care. ☑️Sign up to be an emergency on-call foster by emailing animal.foster@austintexas.gov or visiting austinanimalcenter.org.
(5 of 10) 2️⃣ Sign up to be an emergency foster in the event the shelter’s capacity is overwhelmed. Adopter foot traffic may decrease as residents opt to stay home, but animal intake is expected to remain steady.
(3 of 10) 🔘Submit a Found Animal Report by calling 311 or using the Austin 311 app. 🔘Take the animal to any Austin fire station or recreation center, a veterinarian, emergency animal hospital or pet store to have the pet scanned for a microchip.
(2 of 10) We may be in desperate need of the community’s help in order to care for hundreds of animals. Help is needed in 2️⃣ major ways: 1️⃣ Prevent bringing found animals to the shelter by taking these steps to reunite them with their family:
(4 of 10) 🔘Post the pet as found on sites like Nextdoor, Craigslist and Austin Lost and Found Pets. 🔘Hang flyers where the pet was found, as most pets are found less than 1,000 feet from their home.
(1 of 10) We are preparing for a potential impact to shelter operations in the event of a #COVID19 outbreak in Travis County, affecting both staff’s ability to report to work and foot traffic of potential adopters. https://t.co/XrZ8oMgixc
 
 
 
 
 
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