Austin Animal Center waiving fees, holding events to help with space crisis

Austin Animal Center has 1,081 dogs and cats in its care, including 671 pets at the shelter. Twenty-three dogs have no kennel.

“We are housing dogs in crates in our conference room and we even rented an air-conditioned construction trailer to put crates in,” said Kelsey Cler, marketing and communication manager for Austin Animal Center. “Unfortunately all of those spaces are now full and our only option is to house dogs in crates outside in front of evaporation coolers.”

Austin Animal Center is waiving all adoption fees until further notice. There are also several upcoming events:

  • Adopt Late Night – On Friday, June 24 Austin Animal Center will be open until 9 pm for adoptions and a glow stick party.
  • KittyPalooza – This annual event is back! On Saturday, June 25th, over 30 kittens will be available for adoption starting at 8 am.
  • Microchip & Rabies Vaccine Clinic – Microchips are the number one way to get pets back home if they ever get lost. Austin Animal Center is holding a microchip & rabies vaccine clinic for Travis County residents on Saturday, July 2nd from 9 am to 12 pm.

Not ready to adopt? Austin Animal Center needs fosters! Learn more at

Austin Animal Center is open for adoptions Monday-Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and is located at 7201 Levander Loop. Adoptable pets can be viewed online at

The City of Austin Animal Services Office operates the Austin Animal Center which is the municipal shelter for the City of Austin and unincorporated Travis County. Austin Animal Center provides shelter to more than 11,000 animals annually and safely places more than 95% of all pets.

Their goal is to keep pets with their families and in their communities, provide a safe place for homeless animals, promote responsible pet ownership, and preserve the human-animal bond.

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