Thursday, May 12, 2022

Austin Animal Center Asking for Short-Term Fosters Due to Heat

AAC needs foster homes for at least 20 medium and large dogs due to overcrowding and unseasonable temperatures.
Austin Animal Center continues to be overcapacity for medium and large dogs, and has run out of places to put them.
“Besides every normal dog kennel being filled, we also have 13 dogs in crates stashed in every climate-controlled nook and cranny,” said AAC operations manager Abby Varela. “We have literally run out of places to put them. Normally we would put dogs in crates in our outside truck port area when we have no other options, but with the potential heat advisory, we need them moved out of there immediately.”
Austin Animal Center is looking for people to foster a medium or large dog for at least a week. Staff are available to process applications and help fosters find the right match every day this week from 11 am to 6 pm. 
Available dogs can be viewed on AAC’s website at The shelter is the municipal shelter for the City of Austin and unincorporated Travis County and is located at 7201 Levander Loop. 
About the Animal Services Office
The City of Austin Animal Services Office operates the Austin Animal Center, and is home to the largest No Kill community in the United States. Austin Animal Center provides shelter to more than 11,000 animals annually and safely places more than 95% of all pets. Our goal is to provide a safe place for lost and homeless animals, education to prevent animal homelessness and promote responsible pet ownership, and to preserve the human-animal bond.