The public is invited to learn more about the City of Austin’s Animal Services Office at a series of meetings in Austin’s City Council Districts. The meetings offer an opportunity for the public to learn the role of Animal Services, to ask questions and to hear how Animal Services can best meet the needs of residents.
Participants will be able to ask questions and provide input to Animal Services leadership. Meetings are scheduled as follows:
District 4: Thursday, April 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 Rundberg Lane, Austin 78753
District 2: Monday, May 1, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Dove Springs Recreation Center, 5801 Ainez Drive, Austin 78744
District 5: Saturday, May 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m., South Austin Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca Road, Austin 78704
Districts 9 and 10: Saturday, May 20, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Murchison Middle School Cafeteria, 3700 N. Hills Drive, Austin 78731
District 1: Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. to noon, at a location to be determined
The City of Austin’s Animal Services Office provides animal sheltering and field services (animal protection) for Austin and Travis County. Shelter services include providing temporary shelter, care and enrichment, as well as veterinary care to lost and surrendered companion animals.
The shelter also runs pet placement programs including foster, rescue and adoption. Field services respond to reports of pets, livestock and wildlife in need and assists residents and other agencies with animal-related concerns. The animal protection unit serves as the rabies control authority and investigates bites as well as enforces animal-related codes.
If you have questions about the meetings, please contact Animal Services Office Executive Assistant, Belinda Hare.