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March 18th, 2020 – UPDATE

As of today, the Austin Humane Society is open to the public. However, in an effort to keep everyone as safe as possible we are limiting traffic.

 

To Adopt or Foster

Starting Wednesday, March 18th, all adoptions will be by appointment ONLY. This means you MUST call AHS at (512) 685-0115 or email our team at adoption@austinhumanesociety.org. The adoption team will walk you through the process for the animal you are interested in adding to your family.

Volunteers

At this time, AHS has suspended volunteer activities in order to keep our staff and volunteers safe. There is no timeline on when regular volunteering will resume.

Donate Now

Due to the cancellation of several major AHS fundraisers and community events, as well as some services, we are feeling a financial impact. We’re asking you, our supporters, to make a donation if you are able in order to allow AHS to continue its life-saving work.

DONATE NOW

March 16th, 2020 – UPDATE

As of today, the Austin Humane Society is open to the public. However, in an effort to keep everyone as safe as possible we are limiting traffic.

 

To Adopt or Foster

Please fill out an adoption form to bring with you and then call (512) 685-0115 for initial counseling over the phone. Our team will set up a day and time for you to come visit.
You may also email adoption@austinhumanesociety.org to set up an appointment.

Found a stray?

Call 311 to file a report. AHS is NOT ACCEPTING stray animals at this time.
Follow these steps to help find the owner and keep the pet out of the shelter:

  • Take the found pet to a veterinarian, emergency animal hospital or the shelter to have the pet scanned for a microchip.
  • Submit a Found Animal Report by calling 311 or use the Austin 311 app.
  • Post the pet as found on sites like Nextdoor, Craigslist and Austin Lost and Found Pets.
  • Hang flyers where the pet was found.
  • Are you a current foster?

    Call (512) 685-0112 to coordinate follow-up care for your foster animal or email fostercare@austinhumanesociety,org.

    Do you need to surrender your animal?

    Call (512) 685-0114 or email animalservices@austinhumanesociety.org to request an appointment.

    Other Questions?

    Many answers can be found right here on our website. Otherwise, please call (512) 646-7387 and leave a message. We will try to return your call within 24 hours.

     
     

    March 13th, 2020 – UPDATE


     

    Special Update from our President & CEO

    Dear AHS family,

    I’m reaching out to you today with an update on how the Austin Humane Society is preparing for, and dealing with, the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Like many of you, we too are concerned about the unprecedented challenge our world is facing and we want to do everything possible to keep our community, our animals, and our AHS family safe.

    That is why we are following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and implementing existing emergency and disaster protocols we have utilized numerous times over the years.

  • We are increasing our stores of dog and cat food, medical supplies, and other items to keep the shelter running.
  • We’re holding daily briefings with AHS leadership to set the day’s plan and adjust procedures as the situation changes
  • We’re communicating with our staff and volunteers about staying home if they are sick, washing their hands, and following CDC recommendations.
  • We are increasing our efforts to continuously sanitize shelter areas to make them as safe as possible.
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    Here are a few facts you should know about animals and COVID-19:

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    Many of you have asked how you can help:

    ADOPT

    With health being our top priority, we need to place more animals in safe, loving forever homes. That’s why today through Monday we are offering discounted adoptions on all animals.

    FOSTER

    We are in immediate need of people to sign up to foster should we need to move additional dogs and cats out of the shelter.

    DONATE

    If you’d like to make a donation, your gift will help AHS continue to do our life-saving work.

     

    Finally, we want to make sure you and your family are as prepared as possible. Remember, you must include your family pet in the planning to ensure they have a safe place to go should they need it.

     

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    We know this is a challenging time. All of us at the Austin Humane Society remain committed to our animals and to you, our AHS family, and we will continue to do whatever we can to best serve our mission while also keeping safety our top priority.

    Please continue to watch our social media channels for the latest information from our team. As always, we appreciate your support.

    Best,
     

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    Frances Jonon
    AHS President & CEO