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Animal Shelter Move Howls Again Wednesday
The debate comes to Council chambers.
"...a breifing on the controversial relocation of the city's animal shelter from Town Lake to the Eastside. (Controversial to..."

Aug. 6, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Animal Shelter Lawsuit: City Has Alpo on Its Face
On Monday, the fifth citizen-group lawsuit this year was filed against the City of Austin, this time alleging a “conspiratorial strategy” to keep the controversial animal shelter relocation decision away from the public scrutiny of an open council vote.
"...time alleging a “conspiratorial strategy” to keep the controversial animal shelter relocation decision away from the public scrutiny of..."

Oct. 2, 2007 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Gimme (Animal) Shelter
Swirling city politics, site selection, and – oh yes – animal welfare
"...If I don't get some shelter..."

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 experiencing..."

June 30, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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

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

Dec. 24, 2010 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Animal Shelter Drops the Ball on Missing Dog
Was Reba the dog euthanized or stolen?
"...July 20, when workers at the Williamson Co. Regional Animal Shelter told them that Reba, a frisky Labra­dor, had..."

Aug. 17, 2007 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Animal Shelter Lawsuit
Citizen groups sue city, allege 'conspiratorial strategy' to keep animal shelter relocation decision away from public scrutiny
"...time alleging a "conspiratorial strategy" to keep the controversial animal shelter relocation decision away from the public scrutiny of..."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Staff Changes Afoot at animal shelter
WilCo Regional Animal Shelter gets new director, kennel manager
"...Police Department have confirmed that Cheryl Schneider, current Lockhart Animal Shelter director and EMS director, "is leaving here to..."

Aug. 17, 2007 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Article on Animal Shelter Misses Certain Facts
"...Dear Editor, Your article regarding the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter ["Trouble in Puppy Paradise," News, June 15] was..."

June 21, 2007 Postmarks

Former Vet Tech Files Grievance on WilCo Animal Shelter (Updated)
Kathy (Lopez) Abdella files a formal grievance alleging violation of the Texas Whistleblower’s Act.
"...her job as vet tech at the Williamson County Animal Shelter. The filing appeals the decision to terminate her,..."

July 20, 2007 News Post by Patricia J. Ruland

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

April 12, 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
"...largest city to designate itself a no-kill sanctuary for animals. That came to an end in 2021 when Los..."

Aug. 5, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

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

Feb. 8, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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

May 14, 2024 News Post by Lina Fisher

Black Dog Blues: WilCo Shelter Flap Goes National
Before sending it out, perhaps the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter brass should have read aloud its press release advertising “Black is Beautiful” week
"...Before sending it out, perhaps the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter brass should have read aloud its press release..."

June 12, 2008 News Post by Patricia J. Ruland

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 Planet's Jackson Galaxy, the Cat Whisperer, Visits SXSW
And speaks loudly enough to be heard over the ruckus of Fadó
"...The name of his show is My Cat From..."

March 11, 2013 SXSW Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

WilCo Humane Society Takes in Animals Seized from Uvalde Shelter
Donations needed to care for medically-neglected animals
"...care for, and place into adoption more than 200 animals rescued from the Uvalde Animal Shelter, which has been..."

April 13, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

WilCo Animal Advocates Hire Bulldog Attorney
Attorney Bill Aleshire hired to press for more vigor in Sheriff's Office animal cruelty and neglect investigation into Williamson County Regional Shelter
"...of unfortunate critters at the problem-plagued Williamson Co. Regional Animal Shelter in Georgetown have hired Austin lawyer and former..."

July 20, 2007 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

The Cat Did It: WilCo off the Hook in Shelter probe
Animals blamed in abuse case (and for squealing to the pigs)
"...dominated the county's protracted, 10-month probe into allegations of animal cruelty and neglect at the Williamson Co. Regional Animal..."

June 13, 2008 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

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

Animal Shelters Should Be 'No-Kill'
"...Dear Editor, Re: Your article on the Town Lake Animal Shelter ["What Happened to the No-Kill Millennium?"; News, Nov...."

March 28, 2007 Postmarks

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

Damage Control at Shelter Raises More Dander
Animal shelter saga continues in Williamson County
"...on alleged inhumane conditions at the Williamson Co. Regional Animal Shelter, county and local officials now are being questioned..."

July 27, 2007 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Run for Shelter
City takes first significant step toward relocating Town Lake Animal Center
"...first major step toward relocating the decaying Town Lake Animal Center from West Cesar Chavez (on Town Lake) to..."

Oct. 19, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

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, and..."

Feb. 2, 2024 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Opinion: What’s Really Wrong at Austin Animal Services
Former AAS Chief Tawny Hammond on how Austin can once again be a leader in the no-kill movement
"...For over a decade Austin Animal Services, located in one of the first and largest..."

Oct. 20, 2023 Column by Tawny Hammond

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

March 12, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

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