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Animal shelter seeks short-term fosters now

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 by Elizabeth Pagano

Citing overcrowding and unseasonably warm temperatures, Austin Animal Center has sent out a call for people willing to foster medium and large dogs for at least a week. “Besides every normal dog kennel being filled, we also have 13 dogs in crates stashed in every climate-controlled nook and cranny,” AAC spokesperson Abby Varela said in a statement to press about the space crunch at the shelter. “We have literally run out of places to put them. Normally we would put dogs in crates in our outside truck port area when we have no other options, but with the potential heat advisory, we need them moved out of there immediately.” View the dogs available for fostering on AAC’s website. Staff members are available to process applications from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. every day this week.

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