Austin Animal Center has run out of room after large number of animal drop offs

dumped dogs 2_1554333977744.PNG.jpg

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Animal Center has stated Saturday that they have run out of space to keep animals after taking in an unprecedented amount of animals in the past three days.

According to a Facebook post by the AAC, they have taken in 214 animals since Wednesday.  

“Today we’ve been open for an hour and a half and have already taken in 21 animals and there’s a line out the door of people bringing in more animals,” the AAC said in its post.

The animal center says they are out of space in their regular kennels, their holding kennels and their conference rooms. They stated they have also used up all their pop kennels.

They are asking Austinites to help in the following ways:

  • Please hang on to any lost animals found and keep them safely in a contained room. Or alternatively, call a friend who can take them off your hands.
  • Call 311 to create a found report for animals and post a photo of them to social media.
  • Join the Facebook group Austin Lost and Found Pets to post about information about the animal. Also, post about the animal on Nextdoor.

The Austin Animal Center says they are still running their “Fur Mamma’s Day” adoption event with adoption fees at $12. The event runs through Sunday. the center is also asking for volunteers to foster an animal. 

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Austin-Travis County

More Austin-Travis County News

Don't Miss