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Free Austin rabies vaccination clinic moved to new location

12:55 pm May. 15, 2015

From the City of Austin Animal Services Office:

Due to inclement weather forcasted the free rabies vaccination clinic has been moved to the Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop from the Richard Moya Park 10001 Burleson Road.

Protect your pets and your family with a free rabies vaccination. A free pet vaccination clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Austin Animal Center 7201 Levander

Join the Woof Walk & Wrun or Cat Nap Challenge to benefit medical needs of shelter animals

5:53 pm Apr. 23, 2015


Now there are two ways animal lovers can participate with the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter in raising money for the medical needs of shelter animals.  If you are a dog lover, grab a four-legged running buddy on Sunday, April 26, and head to the 6th Annual Woof Walk & Wrun 5k at Williamson County’s Berry Springs Park, 1801 C.R. 152, in Georgetown. If

5 close animal encounters that will make you jump

5:07 pm Apr. 17, 2015

We love animals, but in the following cases, these furry creatures and critters were just a little too close for comfort.

At the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium habitat in Nebraska, visitors got more than they bargained for when

SXSPets campaign raising funds for local animal organizations

4:57 pm Mar. 25, 2015


On March 17th, launched a crowdfunding campaign called SXSPets to encourage South by Southwest visitors to donate to online fundraising campaigns for ten Austin-area animal rescue groups.

Organizations from Austin, Georgetown, Round Rock, Leander, and Pflugerville have joined together to raise money for area animals. Individual donors can support important projects such as kennel upgrades for special needs dogs, build-out of a new facility for rescues, the purchase of a trailer for

National Puppy Day Contest: Send us your puppy pics!

11:53 am Mar. 23, 2015

Updated: 03.24.15: 5:30 p.m.

With an amazing 130-plus super-cute puppy entries, choosing winners was no easy task. But here are our National Puppy Day contest winners.

03.23.15 – It’s the most adorable day of the year! To celebrate

Austin marks four years as No-Kill City; will host free vaccination clinic Saturday

2:00 am Feb. 19, 2015


Since February 2011 the Austin Animal Center has sustained its status as the nation’s largest “no-kill city,” saving 90 percent or more of the homeless pets that enter the City’s municipal shelter.

Almost 30,000 pets have been saved since the City became no-kill in 2011 and in January 2015 the City achieved a 95 percent live animal outcome rate, the highest since 2011.

The Center has also experienced