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Storms fill animal shelters beyond capacity

Friday, May 15, 2015 by Mark Richardson

City officials say that since recent rainstorms, more than 200 animals have entered the already over-capacity Austin Animal Center. The city has a shortage of 68 kennels for large dogs at its Levander Loop location and no more space at the overflow kennels at Town Lake Animal Center. Officials are encouraging anyone who has lost a pet to come to the shelter as soon as possible to reclaim their animal. There will be no fee for people looking to find their pet. The center will also provide free identification tags, collars and microchips for reclaimed animals. Officials say that when a pet is lost, owners should visit the shelter or call 3-1-1 immediately. The shelter also lists lost-and-found pets on its website. The Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez St., also is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, go here.


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