“This time of year, people tend to have some extra time off work which can be great for helping your new pet adjust to the home and get some quality bonding time in those first few days…”
Austin Animal Center and Austin Pets Alive! will be waiving adoption fees November 23 through 25 for their Black FURiday adoption event. All animals currently living at both shelters will be eligible for waived fee adoptions.
AAC will open early on Black Friday, November 23, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., with regular hours on Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Austin Pets Alive! will have regular operating hours over the weekend, 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
A day known for stellar deals, the Black Friday weekend is the perfect time to adopt a new furry friend. “This time of year, people tend to have some extra time off work which can be great for helping your new pet adjust to the home and get some quality bonding time in those first few days”, said Jennifer Olohan, communications and media program manager for AAC.
Austin shelters have been operating at capacity in recent months, which means there are more than 1,000 dogs and cats in need of forever homes. “Most of these animals will spend Thanksgiving alone in their kennel this week. By doing events like Black FURiday, we’re trying our hardest to make sure they get to spend the next holiday with their new family”, said Olohan.
Austin Animal Center is located at 7201 Levander Loop, and more information can be found at www.austinanimalcenter.org. Austin Pets Alive! is located at 1156 W Cesar Chavez St. and its Tarrytown location at 3118 Windsor Rd. More information can be found at www.austinpetsalive.org.
About the Animal Services Office
The Animal Services Office operates the Austin Animal Center, and is home to the largest No Kill community in the United States. We provide shelter to more than 17,000 animals annually. Our goal is to provide a safe place for lost and homeless animals and to educate our community in order to prevent animal homelessness and promote compassionate treatment of animals and responsible pet ownership.