AUSTIN (KXAN) - Weekend rain has put Town Lake Animal Center into a kitten emergency.
Downpours from the weekend storms caused areas of the shelter to flood which forced staff with Austin Pets Alive!, which operates the facility, to move animals.
With some of the kennels flooded and more kittens coming in, room is running out at the facility. Staffers are asking for help from the community, they hope Austinites can become foster parents for the kittens to help alleviate the overcrowding.
Rainfall totals Friday were the heaviest Metro Austin has seen in 2013 – totaling over 3 inches at both Camp Mabry and ABIA. That rainfall erased our year-to-date deficit, and caused the temporary closure of a few local low-water crossings.
To learn more about fostering a pet from Austin Pets Alive! visit their website or call their P.A.S.S. re-homing hotline at 512-961-6433.
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