The Austin Animal Center has reached it's capacity for homeless pets. In fact, the shelter is currently over capacity by more than 100 kennels. Unfortunately, other shelters and rescues in the area face similar problems and cannot take pets in to help. Due to this situation, the Austin Animal Center cannot accept any new pets into the shelter.
The shelter is currently seeking temporary foster homes for pets. The pets need temporary foster placement for at least two to four weeks. The shelter is looking for foster homes for all types of pets, but could really use some help with larger dogs right now.
All medical bills and food for foster pets are paid for by the Austin Animal Center. Fosters are asked to provide all other amenities to their foster pets including bedding, space, and all other daily care the animal may need like exercise.
Fostering a pet is a great alternative for those who want to help animals in need, but are not yet ready or able to commit to keeping a pet of their own. Fostering is the next best thing to adoption that you can do to help out the city's homeless pet population. Anyone can become a foster parent for a pet in need as long as they have extra time, some extra space, and a little love to give to their foster pets.
Those who are interested in fostering an animal from the Austin Animal Center should visit the site at 7201 Levander Loop. The shelter is open every day from 11am-7pm. You can also visit the shelter's website at www.austinanimalcenter.org or give them a call at (512) 978-0541 for more information about how you can foster a pet.
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