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Help save Austin's animals and Clear the Shelters

There are thousands of homeless animals in Central Texas. But you can help reduce that number by adopting your next forever friend! Join KXAN on Saturday, Aug. 18 and help us Clear the Shelters.

Area shelters participating in this year's animal adoption drive are offering free or reduced-cost adoptions for the special day.

The following Central Texas animal facilities are part of 2018's Clear the Shelters:

  • Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter
    • 1855 Southeast Inner Loop (Georgetown, TX)
    • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • (512) 943-3322
  • Austin Humane Society
    • 124 West Anderson Lane 
    • 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    • (512) 646-7387
  • Austin Animal Center
    • 7201 Levander Loop
    • 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    • (512) 978-0500
  • Bastrop County Animal Shelter
    • 589 Cool Water Drive (Bastrop, TX)
    • 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • (512) 549-5160
  • Austin Pets Alive! 
    • 1156 W. Cesar Chavez 
    • 11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    • (512) 961-6519
  • Brenham Pet Adoption & Care Center
    • 1804 Longwood Dr. (Brenham, TX)
    • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • (979) 337-7351

In 2017, Central Texans came out to 6 area shelters and adopted 565 pets. This year, we hope to beat that number!

Every year, millions of companion animals end up in shelters. And while shelter adoption rates have been steadily rising since 2011, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, about 1.5 million animals — 860,000 cats and about 670,000 dogs — are euthanized each year due to overcrowding.

So if you're thinking about taking home a new furry friend, consider heading to a local animal shelter to adopt during Clear the Shelters on Aug. 18, when hundreds of shelters will waive or discount fees as part of the one-day adoption drive.


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