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How to keep your pets safe and inside this Fourth of July

10:06 am Jun. 30, 2016

From the City of Austin:

The Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop, will be open this Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The Center will maintain regular hours of 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 5. The

Austin Police K9 “Tex” to retire

4:20 pm Jan. 11, 2016

From the Austin Police Department:

The Austin Police Department and the 401K9 program, through the Greater Austin Crime Commission, would like to invite the public to celebrate the retirement of Austin Police K9, Tex, on Thursday,

Pets of the week: Dec. 4-10

4:18 pm Dec. 4, 2015

Austin Animal Center

One female, one male

These siblings were hand raised by one of our fosters so they are very social! They would make a wonderful pair for the holidays and every day for the rest

Free pet adoptions from Black Friday to Cyber Monday in Williamson County

10:00 am Nov. 23, 2015

From Williamson County:

What better way to kick off the holiday season then to save a life by adopting a rescued pet or two?

From Black Friday, Nov. 27 through Monday, Nov. 30 Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is joining national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society, along with animal rescue groups and shelters across the country to offer free adoptions. The event is sponsored by – the online retailer

Pets of the week: Oct. 23, 2015

1:31 pm Oct. 23, 2015

Austin Animal Center


5-year-old Calico mix, female

Chrissie is a talker and wants to meet you! Are you looking for a cat to cuddle up with and be your only companion? Chrissie might be the girl for