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Animal Services hosts Easter egg hunt for homeless pets

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

This weekend, the Austin Animal Center hosts an Easter egg hunt in an effort to both break up the monotony of shelter life for the animals in its care and to place them in a new home. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, shelter pets will be treated to a series of activities. “Tiny tots” will hunt for their eggs first, followed by medium and large dogs and puppies at noon. Visitors can visit the rabbit petting station or volunteer to walk dogs and entertain cats. Adoption fees on dogs and puppies will be waived during the event. Chief Animal Services Officer Tawny Hammond noted in a Monday press release that the holidays are an especially difficult time at the shelter. “We think of Easter as a time to celebrate our pets and help them know they’re loved,” she said.

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