Georgetown Animal Shelter sees uptick in Parvovirus cases

Since Sept. 24, Georgetown Animal Shelter has confirmed 12 cases of Canine Parvovirus in dogs that have been brought in from different parts of the city.

To prevent Canine Parvovirus or “Parvo” animals should be fully vaccinated. Until a puppy has received its complete series of vaccinations, pet owners should not take them to public places where the virus could be living, such as grassy areas, pet shops, parks, puppy classes, dog parks, doggy daycare, kennels, and dog groomers. To protect adult dogs, pet owners should be sure that their dog’s Parvovirus vaccination is updated every 1-3 years. Finally, do not let puppies or adult dogs come into contact with the fecal waste of other dogs. Always promptly dispose of your own dog’s feces.

The Georgetown Animal Shelter will host a low-cost vaccine clinic on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8:30-11 a.m. Three vaccinations for dogs are available including Rabies for $5, Bordetella for $5, and Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus for $10. Vaccinations also include a free microchip. Only cash payments are accepted.

Parvo is a highly contagious disease that can affect all dogs, but unvaccinated dogs and puppies younger than four months old are the most at risk. The virus affects the gastrointestinal tract and is spread by direct dog-to-dog contact and contact with contaminated feces, environments, or people. The virus can also contaminate kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars, leashes, and the hands and clothing of people who handle infected dogs. It is weather resistant and can survive in the environment for long periods of time.

Signs of Parvo include lethargy, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, fever or low body temperature, vomiting, and severe, often bloody, diarrhea. Persistent vomiting and diarrhea can cause rapid dehydration and damage to the intestines and immune system, which can cause septic shock. Most deaths from Parvo occur within 48 to 72 hours following the onset of clinical signs. If your dog or puppy shows any of these signs, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.

For more information on Canine Parvovirus, visit www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/canine-parvovirus.aspx.

One Day Only – Name Your Price Sale

For the first time ever in the history of our shelter, we are having a one-day-only Name Your Price Sale!!

On Thursday 10/11/18, all adult dogs over 35 pounds sale are applicable for Name Your Price. 🤯

Your application will still need to be approved and a $5 city license fee will apply for those applicants who reside in the city limits of Georgetown.

Help clear our shelter in 1 day and stop by on Thursday 10/11/18 for Name Your Price adoptions!

*EARLY BIRD SPECIAL* Come by Tuesday 10/09/18 from 11am-6pm to get your pick of the litter for only $25!

The Barn Cat Initiative

We are excited to announce that we now have a Barn Cat Project, and we need your help finding safe homes for our feral cats. It’s easy, and we’ll walk you through it!

Want the best form of rodent and pest control ever? We have environmentally safe working cats that are seeking full-time employment. Barn cats, or working cats, provide a 100% all-natural solution to mice, rats, snakes and assorted vermin!  The adoption fee is $25 to cover costs.  Contact us by calling 512-930-3592 or emailing tonia.hermann@georgetown.org to get on the list!

Low Cost Shot Clinic for Pets Sept. 22

Valentina wants you to know that vaccinations are included in every adoption.

The Georgetown Animal Shelter will conduct its next low-cost vaccination clinic of the year on Saturday, September 22, 8:30-11 a.m.  The walk-in clinic is for cats and dogs. Help protect your pet from diseases they can pick up outside!

Pets may also get a FREE microchip with the purchase of any vaccine. No appointments. Cash or check only. The shelter is located at 110 Walden Dr., Georgetown, next to the McMaster Athletic Fields.

Dog Vaccines:
Rabies $5
DHPP Combo $10 (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parafluenza, Parvo)
Bordetella $5 (Kennel cough)

Cat Vaccines:
Rabies $5
FVRCP Combo $10 (Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia)

All dogs must be on a leash and cats should be in a carrier.  Payment is by cash or check only. (Debit or credit cards not accepted.)

The final low-cost clinics of the year will be Saturday, November 10, 2018.

The clinic will be held at the City of Georgetown Animal Shelter at 110 W.L. Walden Drive near the McMaster Athletic Fields. Contact the shelter at (512) 930-3592 or by email at animalsvc@georgetown.org. The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter website is pets.georgetown.org.

Andre

Andre’s previous owner fell on hard times. This nice Bluetick/Lab 7-year-old dog likes to calmly explore and be scratched. He knows sit, shake/high five, other paw, down, stay, come, walks well on leash and gets along with children and other dogs (lived with a chihuahua). We think he will do okay with cats if given a slow introduction.

As a senior, his adoption fee is waived for adopters 65 years old or older and $50 for everyone else.

Oscar

Check out Oscar. He’s so dreamy <3 Oscar loves running, petting and playing with toys. He knows sit, down, stay, come, roll-over and walks well on leash. He has very striking brown eyes with blue pie slices in them.  He is really a nice dog and loves people.

Due to resource guarding issues he should go to a home without other dogs, cats or children. If you are looking for a happy one and only, Oscar is your guy! His all-inclusive adoption fee is $25.

Larry

Larry! 😍 Like the easy life? Then Larry is the perfect match for you. He’s a relaxed, laid back kind of dog who enjoys long naps, watching movies, curling up on laps and walking short distances. About 15 years old, Larry likes petting and sniffing. He walks well on leash and gets along with children, cats and submissive dogs.

As a senior dog his adoption fee is waived for adopters 65 years old and older and $50 for everyone else.

Presley

Meet Presley! This sweet and handsome guy is a naturally playful, curious and trusting canine. He is a 7 yr old Dane/Dalmation mix, a gentle giant who likes petting and walking. He knows sit (and may know more in Spanish- he’s from Puerto Rico!) and needs some training on how to walk on a leash (does best with a harness). He would do well with children 5 years old and older, but not other dogs or cats.

Presley is heart worm positive, so if you want to take him home it would first be as a foster during his treatment (it’s easy we promise and the shelter pays for it).  After his treatment, you could adopt him for $50.

Kitty Kat

Who’s that girl with the sparkle in her eye? It’s Kitty Kat! This Kat is a 2 year old tabby girl. She is social and chatty, in a good way. She likes people and has a curious streak too. Kitty Kat adjusts quickly to new situations and cannot wait to find her new forever home. Come meet this great girl today!

Her $25 adoption fee includes spay surgery, vaccinations, microchip, vet voucher, small bag of food and other assorted goodies.

New Sign-In Kiosk

*Attention Volunteers and Visitors*

We have a new sign-in kiosk to help increase security, track the number of visitors and identify reasons that people visit.