AUSTIN (KXAN) - With the frigid temperatures, it's a good idea to bring your pets in for the night, especially on New Year's Eve.
"Fireworks scare the dogs. For those folks who have their animals outside, please bring them in for the evening, " said Chris Nobel of the Austin Animal Center.
It never fails, the Austin Animal Center always takes in a few extra animals after the celebrations.
That's why they will be offering free microchips for any pets in Travis County leading up to the holiday.
The free Microchip Fair is December 29, 30 and 31, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Volunteers are crucial to keeping Austin Animal Center going.
"We try to socialize them to make friends, try to bring them out of their shells and use to people again, " said one volunteer.
Lindsay Sugarman and her 15-year-old daughter, Catherine have decided to become volunteers after the family lost their three-year-old cat Sanora.
"It teaches compassion, it teaches responsibility, " Sugarman said.
All volunteers must go through a one-day training.
Those younger then 15-years, will need to be accompanied by a parent.
"Doing something for the community, instead of just sitting at home and being lazy, "said Catherine.
The mother and daughter duo hope to reunite with their lost family member Sanora, as they help other animals in the mean time.
"We're hoping we will walk in and she is sitting in the cage, " Lindsay Sugarman said.
If you would like more information about volunteering or free microchips for your pet visit: Austin Animal Center
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