AAC to host "Shelter Things" event with $11 adoption fees.
From Oct. 28 through Oct. 31, 2017, the Austin Animal Center will host “Shelter Things,” an adoption event inspired by the popular show “Stranger Things.” This inspired event is a great chance for adopters to get out of the upside down and bring home a pet for a reduced adoption fee of only $11.
The promotion is more than just a fun way to celebrate Halloween. It is also an opportunity for the Austin community to continue to support their shelter at a time when it is near capacity.
“Every adoption truly makes a difference," said Interim Chief Animal Services Officer Lee Ann Shenefiel. "The Austin community loves their pets. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a new family member that you can share Eggos with!”
Potential adopters are encouraged to come to Austin Animal Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Saturday to Tuesday to adopt. Fees will be reduced on all pets, including cats and dogs of all sizes. Plus, adopters that come dressed as their favorite character from the show will also get an animal care starter package with their adoption. Information, updates, and specials will be posted on the Austin Animal Center Facebook page.
Members of the public also can help lost pets in their own neighborhoods and keep them from filling kennels at the Center. If anyone finds a dog or cat and can safely keep the pet, they can call 3-1-1 to create a Found Pet Report. Finders can foster the pet while shelter staff work to reunite the pet with their owner. In addition to keeping pets out of the shelter during this busy period, it can be easier to reunite pets and owners if pets stay in the community where they were found.
The Austin Animal Center offers free I.D. tags and microchips to all pet owners in Austin and Travis County to help keep pets safe and out of the animal shelter system.
If a pet goes missing, owners should visit www.AustinAnimalCenter.org and click the Lost & Found button. Owners will find a step-by-step listing of what to do to find a lost pet.