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Austin Animal Center remains at capacity

Friday, June 10, 2016 by Kayleigh Hughes

The Austin Animal Center continues its emergency policies as the center remains at capacity, with 1,350 animals currently in its care and more than 50 animals per day arriving. The AAC asks that Austinites bring in only creatures that are sick, injured or otherwise in danger, and is assessing each animal on a case-by-case basis. Chief Animal Services Officer Tawny Hammond reminds the public that “if residents can hold on to stray animals to give owners time to find them, (the AAC) will provide crates, food and other supplies.” The Austin Animal Center is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day for adoption, lost and found and reclaims, and is currently waiving reclaim fees. If you have lost a pet, be sure to come into the center, email Animal.CustomerRelations@atxad.org or call the emergency hotline at 311 within Austin or 512-974-2000 outside of Austin. From June 10-13, the AAC will be allowing those who are adopting a pet to name their own adoption fee. Finally, the center announced that it is looking for temporary foster families for adult cats as well as medium and large dogs, particularly seniors. For more information, visit their website.

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