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Austin rescue puppy to star in “Of Mice & Men” opera

10:37 am Jan. 13, 2016

Unleash the squee’s and awww’s.

An impossibly cute rescue puppy named Squeakie has been chosen to star in Austin Opera’s upcoming production of “Of Mice & Men,” composer Carlisle Floyd’s adaptation of John Steinbeck’s famous novella.


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

Williamson County shelter waiving adoption fees Aug. 15

11:41 am Aug. 11, 2015

From the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter:

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) believes every shelter animal will find its dream home during this year’s Clear the Shelters event scheduled Saturday, August 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The idea hatched in 2014 when shelter representatives across North Texas gathered to discuss participating in a unified campaign. Within a few weeks, 38 area shelters joined, and NBC 5 and Telemundo 39

Austin Animal Center asks community to delay turning in lost pets during Tropical Storm Bill

3:15 pm Jun. 16, 2015

From the City of Austin:

In anticipation of Tropical Storm Bill, the Austin Animal Center is asking the community to delay surrendering or turning in lost animals for the next 48 hours due to the center being at capacity.

The City will be evacuating approximately 50 dogs from the Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez St., in preparation of possible flooding. The dogs will be temporarily moved to the Austin Animal