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People with pets live longer

L. Birkman

Did you know that some studies suggest that people who have pets live longer? If you do not have a pet, the Williamson County Animal Shelter has one for you. My family and I have adopted two small dogs from the shelter, Buddy and Beau. Both are definitely important members of the family now and I encourage you to adopt a pet from the shelter if you can. The shelter has some special deals this summer. More details in the county release:

"The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) celebrates July with some sizzling hot adoption fees of only $25 for adult dogs and $50 for all puppies adopted during the month of July. Cats and kittens are just $25, unless other promotions are in effect at the time of adoption.

WCRAS consistently ranks among the state’s best shelters for its No Kill policies that translate into a 90-95% monthly ‘Save Rate’ for the Georgetown-based facility. A recent spike in daily intakes has prompted shelter officials to stimulate adoptions and broaden its base of foster families typically relied upon to alleviate seasonal influxes.
Approved families and individuals can plan now to adopt their next pet during one of many special events scheduled this month.

'Yappy Hour' is held at WCRAS on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5 and 7 p.m. Black dogs and cats go home at no cost, while all others are available for half price. During 'Whisker Wednesdays' all cats above the age of one year old go home free! On 'Super Senior Saturdays' dogs older than six years and cats eight years and older are available to adopt at NO COST.

During July, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is open Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shelter is located at 1855 S.E. Inner Loop in Georgetown. To reach the shelter from IH-35, take Exit 259 and go east two miles. The shelter is located on the north side of the road just east of FM 1460. For more information, call 943-3322, or visit the shelter’s website at"


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