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Flood fills shelter with lost pets

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Animal Center is at capacity, and officials are urging Austinites who lost pets during last week’s storms to come claim them. Given the recent flooding, the shelter is waiving the reclamation fees through today. According to a press release, “The Austin Animal Center provided a place for animals that were displaced by the storms as well as took in almost 200 lost pets from the weekend storms. Many of these pets are still waiting for their owners to claim them.” Chief Animal Services Officer Tawny Hammond said, “If you, a friend or neighbor is missing a pet, come to Austin Animal Center. There are so many animals we know must have owners out there.” The center is also seeking volunteers, foster homes and donations to deal with the influx of pets. More information can be found here.

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