Share the love for Valentine’s Day: Austin shelters offer free pet adoptions this weekend

Looking to adopt a pet? This weekend is the time to do it, because all of Austin’s animal shelters are offering free adoptions all weekend long – that’s right, every single one of them.

The Austin Humane Society, Austin Pets Alive! and the Austin Animal Center are waiving fees on all adoptable pets from Feb. 10-12 as part of the Petco Foundation’s national “Discover Love” event, which is providing funding to cover the cost of the waived adoption fees.

All cats, dogs, kittens, puppies and even rabbits will be adoptable free of charge all weekend long. The shelters hope to have a total of 600 animals adopted by the end of the event, according to a release from the Austin Animal Center.

Photo: Austin Pets Alive!

Photo: Austin Pets Alive!

“At any given time, there are 2,000 pets of all ages, sizes and breeds waiting in Austin shelters for new families,” said Austin Animal Center Chief Animal Services Officer Tawny Hammond. “This is an exciting opportunity for our shelters to come together, with support from the Petco Foundation, to find homes for hundreds of homeless pets.”

You can see available animals online at the organizations’ websites: Austin Pets Alive!, the Austin Animal Center and the Austin Humane Society.


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