Austin Animal Center reaches critical capacity; adoptions, fosters needed

March 22, 2019 - 10:17 am

AUSTIN (KJCE) -- If you're looking for a furry friend, the Austin Animal Center is in desparate need of adoptions and fosters.

Officials say nearly 100 animals have come into the shelter in the last two days, and they're running out of space to house all of the animals. Medium and large dogs in particular are taxing the center's resources, with a conference room being converted into kennel space for the last six months.

The shelter, located at 7201 Levander Loop, is open every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Adoption fees are only $75, which includes spay/neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccinations, a microchip and an ID tag. You can see all of the available animals online at

If you're unable to adopt an animal, consider fostering a medium or large dog. Prior foster experience is not necessary, just bring a government-issued ID to the shelter and staff will help to match you with a dog in need.

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