AUSTIN (KXAN) - People weren't the only ones needing rescue during Thursday's floods.
The Austin Animal Center and the Austin Humane Society are currently housing pets that belong to people who were forced from their homes.
As of 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the AAC is looking after 43 pets that have owners. AAC said they took in about 20 stray dogs and five cats.
Over on the other side of town, the Austin Humane Society is taking care of 50 dogs and cats. Most of hte animals have an owner but are just there for safe keeping.
Any strays will be placed on a hold while the agencies work to find any potential owners.
All the evacuated animals from the S. Pleasant Valley Road area were transported to AHS. Any other pets rescued were taken to the AAC.
A request for public assistance through a federal disaster declaration for three Central Texas counties has been approved.
The first death in Travis County attributed to the H1N1 virus has been confirmed, according to Austin-Travis County Health and Human Services. A second death is being investigated.
Six charter schools across the state, including one in Austin, are being ordered to close their doors due to a history of underperformance.
The Texas unemployment rate continues to fall modestly, dipping to 6.1 percent in November.
A Travis County grand jury ruled that no indictment will be issued against an Austin police officer who fatally shot a man in 2012.
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Parks Foundation will start construction on the west lawn of Auditorium Shores on Friday.