Lucky Number 3,000

Austin Humane Society has record-breaking year

Chapelle – lucky number 3,000
Chapelle – lucky number 3,000 (by courtesy of Austin Humane Society)

The Austin Humane Society is capping off the year with a record number of adoptions and feral cat operations.

Last weekend, during their Home for the Holidays adoption event, the shelter saw its 3,000th adoption of the year – a dog named Chapelle – go to a new home.

Moreover, according to the AHS, it's been a record year for the shelter's feral cat program – a trap-neuter-release campaign designed to limit the number of homeless cats born on Austin's streets. As of mid-December, the shelter had fixed its 17,000th feral cat since 2007.

In other good news for the AHS, the shelter last week received a donation of just more than $10,000 from Jiffy Lube.

Looks like there'll be some scratch available to keep fixin' those cats in 2011 ...

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