From the City of Austin Animal Services Office:
After more than 60 years of operating the Town Lake Animal Center (TLAC), the City is finally moving out.
The City has been maintaining TLAC as an overflow animal adoption location and shelter for three years, shortly after the City opened the new Austin Animal Center at 7201 Levander Loop.
In September 2014 the 60 kennels that the City operates failed to meet State minimum standards during an annual inspection. The TLAC facility has been in steady decline for many years and continued use of the facility is no longer an option for overflow kennels.
The Home for the Holidays promotion is in full swing and the 58 dogs at the Town Lake Animal Center located at 1156 W. Cesar Chavez St. are in desperate need for a new family.
The Center needs help from adopters, foster homes and our rescue partners to make room for the animals that need to leave TLAC.
The Austin Animal Center is offering all adoptions for $25, and for dogs over 40 pounds adopters will receive a free crate to help manage the transition from the shelter to their new home. Free crates are available through this Sunday, and the adoption special runs through Jan. 4, 2015.
Additionally, for pets 7 years of age and older the adoption fees are waived.
The Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information go to www.austinanimalcenter.org, call 3-1-1, or visit www.facebook.com/austinanimalservices for daily animal updates.