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Austin Animal Services holding free rabies vaccination clinic Saturday

4:00 pm Oct. 24, 2014


Protect your pets and your family with a free rabies vaccination. A free pet vaccination clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Richard Moya Park 10001 Burleson Road.

As required by State law an owner or handler of a dog or cat must get the pet inoculated with the rabies vaccine.  The City of Austin Animal Services Office conducts four

Williamson County Shelter to host Denim and Diamonds Fur Ball

9:27 am Oct. 22, 2014


Join the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter’s (WCRAS) fifth annual Denim and Diamonds Fur Ball from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 25.  The gala will be held at La Frontera’s Marriott North, 2600 La Frontera Boulevard, Round Rock, Texas, and includes dinner, a silent auction, and entertainment.  This year’s event will feature emcee, Amanda Salinas, co-anchor of “Good Day Austin” along with

San Marcos shelter offering discount adoptions during Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Days

7:19 pm Oct. 21, 2014


The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter invites the community to Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Days taking place now through Oct. 31 at the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter’s Adoption Center, located at 750 River Road in San Marcos as part of the national Home 4 the Holidays campaign.

“With as many as 7 million homeless pets in the U.S., it is important everyone get involved to help save an

Free pet adoptions this weekend at the Austin Humane Society and Austin Animal Center

6:52 pm Oct. 17, 2014

The Austin Humane Society (AHS) and the Austin Animal Center (AAC) are hoping to find homes for over 325 pets this weekend during the ASPCA Mega Match-A-Thon nationwide event sponsored by Subaru.

Austin is one of more than 30 locations taking part in the special event, which will be going on October 18-19.

There will be over 200 puppies and kittens available for adoption at the AHS, and over 250 dogs, cats,

Georgetown Animal Shelter meets no-kill goal in 2014

4:30 pm Oct. 15, 2014


All across Georgetown, tails are wagging and the sound of purrs is emanating from every quarter, as the Georgetown Animal Shelter achieved a significant benchmark.

The City shelter achieved a live outcome rate of 90 percent for the 2014 fiscal year, which spanned October 1, 2013 to September 30. This means that the shelter met the common standard for no-kill status, which is a euthanasia rate under

Dog remains hopeful, despite long-stay at shelter

3:06 pm Oct. 15, 2014

It was a dream-come-true. Fannie, a 12-year-old Boxer mix, had a soft bed, plenty of food, and children who played with her. She had finally found a place to call home.

Sadly, Fannie’s dream did not