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Bring a pet home for the holidays: Austin Animal Center holding $25 adoption specials

4:14 pm Nov. 26, 2014


The Austin Animal Center will celebrate the holidays by offering specials on pet adoptions through Jan. 4, 2014.  Pet adoptions for all ready-to-go dogs and cats will be $25.

All pets adopted will include spay or neuter surgery, a microchip and vaccinations – a package valued at more than $200. The usual adoption fee is $75.

The shelter will have a “Home for the Holidays” kick-off event from

Austin Humane Society holding cat & kitten specials through end of November

11:30 am Nov. 21, 2014

In an effort to find forever homes for the unexpected influx of cats and kittens in the Austin area, the Austin Humane Society will be holding a ‘Meowvember Cat Special.’

Through the end of November, all adult cats will be free and single kittens will be $20. Adopt two kittens and the second one will be free.

So, if you are looking for an adorable new family member, check out the

Nut job: Bold squirrel snatches GoPro

6:05 pm Nov. 17, 2014

In a video posted to YouTube last weekend by user Viva Frei, a mischievous squirrel nabbed Frei’s GoPro, ran up a tree and went…well, nuts.

The video is gaining quick popularity, with over 1.2 million views as of this post.

According to the video description, Frei had attached a piece of bread to the GoPro, which probably explains why the squirrel bolted off with the camera. Check out the little guy in action.

San Marcos Animal Shelter holding Thankful Cats Adoptions in November

2:15 pm Nov. 7, 2014


The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter invites the community to give a cat a forever home during Thankful Cats Adoptions now through Nov. 29 at the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter’s Adoption Center, 750 River Road, as part of the nationwide Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption program.

During the Thankful Cats Adoptions, every adoptable cat’s adoption fee will be discounted to only $20. The adoption

First-ever Dog Beard and Moustache Competition to benefit Austin Animal Center

11:37 am Nov. 7, 2014


Join Austin Facial Hair Club and Austin Animal Center on Saturday, Nov. 15 for the first ever Dog Beard and Moustache Competition at the Mohawk 912 Red River Street from 2 to 6 p.m.

The Mohawk and Austin Facial Hair Club are teaming up with Austin Animal Center to help pets in need find forever homes.  Dog lovers throughout central Texas will convene and show off their canine’s coiffure.