Report: Austin doesn’t have enough shelter space to meet ‘no-kill’ goal


AUSTIN (KXAN) – A two-year long audit on Austin Animal Services was read at Thursday’s city council meeting.

Auditors found there are not enough facilities and resources to meet the city’s ‘no-kill’ goal, adding the shelter is about 90 to 100 kennels short for dogs.

There are projects to create space to accommodate those animals, Animal Services said, but until then they are finding ways to make room for the animals.

“We received a $150,000 grant to purchase and construct a mobile adoption vehicle and that is currently in process,” one employee said.

The project is expected to be completed by 2017.

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