5 local animal shelters hold district-wide adoption on Saturdays

Austin Pets Alive!, the Austin Animal Center and the Austin Humane Society are among the participants.

AUSTIN, Texas — Five Austin-area animal shelters will host adoption specials Saturday, July 2, in an effort to find forever homes for animals suffering from record-breaking heat and overcrowding.

The shelter says the sweltering temperatures are reducing the animals’ quality of life and that they need adopters and foster caregivers. Shelters like the Austin Animal Center are also dealing with overcrowding, leading them to place kennels in meeting rooms.

“Austin is the largest and longest-running no-kill city in the nation,” said Assistant City Manager Stephanie Hayden-Howard. “This is in large part because of the unique relationship our municipal shelter has with nonprofit partners in and around Austin.”

“I hope that by this time next week, we will have some exciting news to share with you about the number of animals that have been adopted and are no longer in kennels,” Hayden-Howard said.

Just last week, the Austin Animal Center waived adoption fees until further notice and hosted two special adoption events.

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