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Shelter closed on Sundays, for now

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by Tai Moses

Covid-related staffing shortages, combined with difficulty filling open positions, have struck the Austin Animal Center. Starting Jan. 23, the shelter will be temporarily closed to the public on Sundays. It will remain open for adoptions and reclaiming lost pets from Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and for intake of animals Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Owners looking to reclaim a lost pet on Sundays can contact 311 and ask for assistance from an animal protection officer. The Austin Animal Center is putting out the word that it is hiring for several positions. Interested candidates may apply through the city of Austin website.

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