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adopt out dogs and cats of all ages, sizes and breeds.
new pet guardians can view the cats and dogs in our Adoption Center in
the K-9 Habitat or through the Cattery. After filling out an application
and being pre-approved by an adoption counselor, customers have an opportunity
to spend time with a potential animal companion in our visitation rooms.
Adoption Counselors strive to make the best possible match between pet
and adopters. Once the application is processed and approved, your animal
will be scheduled to be neutered. Surgeries are done by participating
local veterinarians, so it may be anywhere from 1-4 days before you can
pick up your animal. If you have been approved to adopt an animal that
has already been spayed or neutered, you will be able to take your new
companion home within 24 hours.
Every animal adopted from the AHS is spayed or neutered in an effort to
combat the serious pet over-population problem. Early neutering (an animal
can now be neutered at the age of 8 weeks instead of the previously accepted
6-8 months) is an internationally endorsed and accepted practice, implemented
accepted into the Austin Humane Society Adoption Center have the best
possible chance for finding a new home. The Austin Humane Society environment
is friendly, professional, and positiveextremely conducive to promoting
adoptions. Guardians are guaranteed that the animal they relinquish to
the Austin Humane Society will remain in the Adoption Center until adopted,
as long as it remains healthy and of sound temperament. Prospective pet
guardians looking to adopt are assured that each animal receives the best
quality care and health care package by a dedicated and trained staff.
Austin Humane Society accepts adoptable animals from people who, for various
reasons, can no longer assume responsibility for the animals. Also, in
a cooperative program with the Town Lake Animal Center, and as part of
our commitment to the No Kill Plan, the Austin Humane Society also transfers
animals weekly from their shelter to ours.
includes an animal 8 weeks of age or older that at,
Animals considered not adoptable include:
considered not adoptable will not be accepted at the
the Austin Humane Society accept animals that
Austin Humane Society will accept, on a limited basis, treatable animals.
Treatable includes any animal that is not adoptable, but could become
so with reasonable efforts. The ability to accept animals in need of treatment
will be determined by the availability of space and funds in the special
Austin Humane Society generally does not accept stray animals. Stray animals
should be taken to the government operated impoundment facility, Town
Lake Animal Center, so that the family will have an opportunity to reclaim
accepted into the Adoption Center are kept as
dollars enable the Austin Humane Society to care for and
The Austin Humane Society does not accept an animal, even if considered
adoptable, if there is no space. These animals may be put on a waiting
list and accepted as the room becomes available, or placed in our foster
program, or referred to other rescue organizations.
The Austin Humane Society does not provide a euthanasia service. Guardians
need to discuss their options with a veterinarian.
Austin Humane Society will only euthanize an animal if, after taken into
possession by the Austin Humane Society, the animal manifests signs of
behavior or health problems that are untreatable, or do not respond to
treatment. These would include disease, injury, aggression, and congenital
or hereditary conditions that could pose a health or safety risk to the
public or other animals in the Adoption Center, or that is likely to adversely
affect the animals health in the future. This means that euthanasia
will be minimal.
The Austin Humane Society is conveniently located at 124 West Anderson Lane. Please click here to see a map to our facility.
Directions from I-35 going North
the Anderson Lane exit. This will take you to the access road
of I-35. Cross over the St. John's intersection and then make a left at
the next light.
from I-35 going South
Directions from 183 going South (toward I-35)
the Waco exit and stay in the far left lane. You will see
a short U-turn lane to the left directly under the highway. Get into this
U-turn lane. The Austin Humane Society will now be directly in front of
you, and the U-turn lane will guide you directly toward the entrance to
our parking lot.