Free adoptions happening this weekend (Dec. 5-7) at the Austin Humane Society

FROM THE AUSTIN HUMANE SOCIETY

The Austin Humane Society (AHS) is offering free adoptions for all dogs through the weekend in an effort to find homes for an influx of over 50 dogs in addition to the dogs that were already on site.

At the request of Austin Animal Center, AHS stepped in to rescue over 50 dogs in order to provide them with safe nights of shelter and necessary care. AHS has put a plan in place to care for the immediate influx of animals as well as ongoing intake. An emergency pet shelter was prepared onsite with kennels set up, doubling the capacity of the shelter, in addition to the permanent kennels in the canine area.

AHS is seeking help from the public, primarily encouraging potential adopters to stop in over the weekend and open up their hearts andhomes.

“We really need the community’s help right now,” said Frances Jonon, Executive Director of AHS. “There are many areas where we can use the extra hands, but the biggest one of all is adoption. We’re hoping to find forever homes for the majority of these dogs this weekend so that we can open up kennel space for additional animals in need.”

Other ways to help include monetary donations to support the added expenses from taking in the inflow of dogs and donating items. The most needed items are metal dog bowls, top sheets, towels, and rawhides, but a full list of desired items can be found on their website at austinhumanesociety.org/give/items. Donations can be dropped in the donation bin in the front of the building.

AHS is also looking for help with fostering, volunteering, and staffing. They encourage interested people to stop by, visit their website, or follow their Facebook page for updates at facebook.com/austinhumanesociety.

WHAT:  FREE dog adoptions

WHEN: Friday December 5 – 12p – 7p

                 Saturday December 6 – 12p – 7p

                 Sunday December 7 – 12p – 5p

 WHERE:  Austin Humane Society

                      124 W. Anderson Lane

                      Austin, TX  78752


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