Austin Animal Center is in crisis mode. As of midday Saturday, the shelter was NEGATIVE 58 dog kennels. They are keeping dogs in pop-up crates in conference rooms, hallways, offices, and out on the truck port. And Saturday’s heavy rain only means they are going to get MORE dogs in, as they always do after a storm. AAC is your city open-intake shelter, and they need help! If you’ve got a spare bedroom, office, or animals who aren’t picky about sharing their space, you can foster.
This is so stressful on the animals. The dogs deserve better. If you’re an animal lover, it’s time to walk the talk! Each open kennel is precious real estate right now. If you can just foster for even two weeks, that would give some breathing room. You don’t even have to apply — they are doing emergency fosters right now, which means you just need to show up with an ID.
Here’s a video of all the overflow pets crated in a conference room: https://www.facebook.com/7953229/videos/10112013964231250/UzpfSTg1MDUwMzE6MTAxMDEwMDI0OTk4NzkwODY/
Please keep Austin no-kill by fostering or adopting. You can check out available pets here: http://www.austintexas.gov/adoptablepets