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

FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN

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 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec.13  that will include games, prizes, treats and pictures with Santa.
The Austin Animal Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27 and on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.

Additionally, the Austin Animal Center will be launching a donation drive for items needed for the pets such as toys, treats, jackets for large dogs, and dog houses. Items can be dropped off at the Austin Animal Center daily.

City shelter pet adoptions are available at the Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop, and the City’s dog overflow kennels at Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez St. The centers are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.  For more information check www.austinanimalcenter.org or call 3-1-1 or check Facebook for daily pet updates, www.facebook.com/austinanimalservices .

About the Austin Animal Services Office
Austin Animal Center, the largest municipal animal shelter in Central Texas, provides shelter to more than 20,000 animals annually and services to Austin/Travis County. This facility accepts stray and owned animals regardless of age, health, species or breed.
The goal is to place all adoptable animals in forever homes through adoptions, foster care or rescue partner groups. Since 2011, the City’s animal shelter is the largest municipal shelter to sustain its no-kill city status—saving 90 percent or more of the homeless pets that enter the shelter.
Animal Services has numerous programs and partnerships designed to help pets in the shelter, in the community and in your home.


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