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Austin Animal Center Strains to Maintain Its No-Kill Status
City shelter struggles with overcrowding and volunteer dissatisfaction
"...At the end of a group tour of the Austin Animal Center late last year, a few of us..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Dog Fight over Town Lake Animal Center
Council set for a divisive argument over the future of TLAC with rival agenda items this week.
"...City Council over the future of the Town Lake Animal Center could become serious rifts with two rival items..."

Oct. 8, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Animal Center Celebrates First Anniversary
First year has brought more than 7,000 adoptions
"...marking the first anniversary of the opening of the Austin Animal Center at 7201 Levander Loop...."

Nov. 10, 2012 News Post by Monica Riese

Budget Outlook Grim for Animal Center
City shelter will need to do more with less
"...Next Price Tag on No-Kill," July 27), the new Austin Animal Center is understaffed, underfunded, and underwater as a..."

Aug. 10, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Town Lake Animal Center: The End of the Beginning of the End
Council moves closer to some resolution of the animal shelter problem, amidst furious protests.
"...towards the closure and demolition of the Town Lake Animal Center and the construction of a new site at..."

Oct. 12, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Animal Advisory Commission Endorses APA! Takeover of Town Lake Animal Center
APA! is losing its lease on a Manchaca space in May
"...The Animal Advisory Commission held a special-called meeting Monday night, March..."

March 9, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Point Austin: Animal Passions
If the dogs recognized their spokesmen, they'd run the other way
"...The Town Lake Animal Center will stay where it is – and it..."

Oct. 19, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Five Years of No-Kill in Austin
What has the city learned about animal welfare, and how far does it have to go?
"...before Jo Anne Norton ever became a volunteer at Austin Pets Alive!, she and her husband walked into the..."

Dec. 23, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Exit Interview: Animal Services Chief Tawny Hammond
Hammond championed no-kill shelter policy in Austin
"...that she would leave her position as the city's Animal Services Chief to take a job as Midwest regional..."

May 26, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Animal Shelters Take Action
With more volunteers and lower adoption rates, can we stay no-kill?
"...The city of Austin this morning announced two initiatives to help alleviate overcrowding..."

July 26, 2012 News Post by Monica Riese

Austin Approaches Peak Boopability With Dogist and WeRateDogs Visits
Pup-centric fundraisers draw social media stars
"...in town this weekend to support some very worthy animal fundraisers...."

Feb. 7, 2019 Chron Events Post by Kimberley Jones

Potential Neuter to Austin’s No-Kill?
The rules dictating when city animal shelters should spay or neuter lost pets may be changing, and may have an effect on the future of no-kill shelters
"...If a pet owner's animal isn't fixed and finds its way to the Austin..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

How Many Cats Did Austin Save Last Year?
By the numbers, shelter and animal advocate efforts show significant progress
"...What should the City Council – and Austin­ites generally – believe about the animal shelter and the..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

No Room at Austin's Animal Inn
Lack of space already dogging new animal center
"...The brand-new Austin Animal Center on Levander Loop has everything a modern..."

Dec. 23, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Gimme (Animal) Shelter
Swirling city politics, site selection, and – oh yes – animal welfare
"...even think about moving it?" asks Ryan Clinton of FixAustin.org...."

Aug. 24, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Point Austin: Saving the Animals
City considers outsourcing all animal adoption programs
"...The good news is that the Town Lake Animal Center's current "save" rate – the percentage of animals..."

Sept. 17, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Despite Understaffing, Austin Leads in No-Kill
98% of shelter animals found a home in March
"...Even local animals have been affected by Austin's rapid growth. Tawny Hammond,..."

May 19, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Austin's Most Eligible Dogs
Still single? Make a rescue dog your life partner.
"...on our matchmaker hat and teaming up with local animal rescue groups to profile some of Austin's most adorable..."

Feb. 10, 2017 Features Feature by Devaki Knowles

Winograd Fixes Austin: NKE Knows Best
Nathan Winograd makes his case for 'taking back' the animal center
"...In one of his many and various blog postings, animal-welfare author, consultant, and activist Nathan Winograd proudly accepts the..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

City Hall Hustle: The Animal Kingdom
One more round of changes proposed for the shelter plans
"...issue – not to mention simmering internecine feuds – Austin's animal rescue community is a rowdy and impassioned bunch,..."

March 12, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Austin's Animal Partnership Model: Get Engaged
Spotlighting a handful of the nearly 100 local organizations working together to save Austin's animals
"...A mantra reiterated by city staff and animal welfare partnership officials, again and again, is that there's..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Proposed Animal Shelter Move Gets Community Howling
Plan to move ailing Town Lake Animal Center to East Austin creates strange bedfellows
"...What do no-kill-animal-shelter advocates, Eastside activists, and a West Austin neighborhood association..."

June 15, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Does Austin Need Fixing? Ask Reno.
Animal shelter reform has meant less euthanasia in Reno – why not in Austin?
"...Is Reno, Nev., outstripping Austin in an undeclared race to reduce animal shelter kill..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Bias in Animal Adoption Center Criteria?
Council adopts recommendations for TLAC
"...Item 96, which called on council to adopt the Animal Advisory Com­mis­sion's criteria for selecting a nonprofit partner to..."

July 1, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

In Deep Sorrow for the Animal Community of Austin
"...happened. Two of the least compassionate members on the Animal Advisory Commission are now the chair and vice chair...."

April 23, 2007 Postmarks

Animal Shelter's Next Top Dog?
A brief look at the five candidates
"...and size up the five finalists vying to be Austin's next animal services officer. Whoever she turns out to..."

Dec. 24, 2010 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Herding Cats ... and Dogs ... in Austin & San Antonio
The high cost of being a no-kill city
"...Last September, as Austin Animal Ser­vices was celebrating its sixth straight month with..."

Feb. 3, 2012 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Animal Shelter Lawsuit
Citizen groups sue city, allege 'conspiratorial strategy' to keep animal shelter relocation decision away from public scrutiny
"...related to development was filed against the city of Austin, this time alleging a "conspiratorial strategy" to keep the..."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Austin Needs Spay/Neuter Ordinance
"...no-kill resolution is to make sure no healthy adoptable animal is killed at Town Lake Animal Center. A goal..."

May 4, 2010 Postmarks

Animal Extravaganza
Pet Expo comes to Austin this weekend
"...Listen up animal lovers: this is your weekend. That's right the Austin..."

Oct. 7, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

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