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Austin Animal Center Will Waive Fees For Biggest Adoption Event of the Year
Shelter urges adoptions amid overcrowding and rapid spread of disease
"...Austin Animal Center is holding its biggest adoption event of..."

Aug. 25, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

Can Austin Animal Center Be No-Kill and Humane?
Audit finds welfare priorities in conflict
"...Last week, the city released its audit of the Animal Services Office, authorized by City Council in 2022, and..."

Oct. 6, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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

Animal Services Volunteers Rally for Council to Fire Their Boss
Advocates say they have lost confidence in Don Bland’s leadership
"...Saturday, May 11, a coalition of volunteers at the Austin Animal Center and more than 100 supporters gathered at..."

May 14, 2024 News Post by Lina Fisher

Austin’s Animal Shelters Struggle to Uphold No-Kill Reputation in the Face of Overcrowding
How overcrowding and mismanagement of Austin Animal Center and Austin Pets Alive! have them struggling to keep up
"...For more than a decade, Austin was the largest city to designate itself a no-kill..."

Aug. 5, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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 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

National Dog Day the Austin Way
Show some love to your animal friends on their special day
"...In uber-dog-friendly Austin, there are a million ways to celebrate National Dog..."

Aug. 26, 2021 Events Post by Katherine McNevins

Dog Restaurant Week in Austin Brings Pups to the Patio
Treats for dogs and their humans, benefiting local nonprofits
"...second year running, Dog Restaurant Week is returning to Austin. Co-sponsored by Edible Austin and Tito's Vodka for Dog..."

July 22, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

City of Austin Scales Back on Some Public Services During COVID-19 Outbreak
Essential services including public safety, utilities continue
"...City of Austin officials announced Sunday, March 15, that all public library..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

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

Austin's 10-Year No-Kill Deal With Austin Pets Alive! May Be Dead
Like cats and dogs
"...Dr. Ellen Jefferson, president and CEO of Austin Pets Alive!, has spent the last two weeks touring..."

Oct. 8, 2021 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

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

A Surge of Adoptions Alleviates the Animal Shelter Crisis – for Now
Save our shelter
"...Austin Animal Center, the city's no-kill animal shelter, has been..."

June 30, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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

Animal Services to Adopt New Bite Severity Scale
Stressed shelter dogs becoming a public safety issue
"...The beleaguered Austin Animal Center, after years of overcrowding, mounting public scrutiny,..."

Feb. 2, 2024 News Feature by Lina Fisher

City, Austin Pets Alive! Get Back on No-Kill Track
Resolution moves APA!, city closer to shelter compromise
"...The city's Austin Animal Center and the nonprofit Austin Pets Alive! may..."

Nov. 12, 2021 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Austin Donation and Volunteer Opportunities During Coronavirus Outbreak
Ways to help your neighbor during this trying time
"...find active mobile drives or go to a donor center today. Bonus: Donate before March 22 and get a..."

March 16, 2020 Events Post by Katherine McNevins

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 Pets Alive! Workers File to Become Largest Animal Shelter Union in the U.S.
Working conditions “are the living conditions of the animals”
"...Back in 2022, when Austin was starting to become aware of its increasingly overcrowded..."

April 12, 2024 News Post by Lina Fisher

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