Pints for Pups April 18

Join us for beer, live music and trivia, and show your support for the Georgetown Animal Shelter! $1 of every Rentsch Texas Lager will be donated to the Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter, and there will be a few baskets for raffle. Free trivia starts at 7 p.m., with teams of four. The Dog Pound food truck will be onsite.

Adoption Special for April

During our Adopt Don’t Shop! special, all of our dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens are only $50 through January.

Come visit us at 110 W L Walden Drive Monday – Friday 11am to 6pm (closed Wednesdays) and Saturday – Sunday 12pm to 4pm to find your new furever best friend.

Low Cost Shot Clinic for Pets May 25

The Georgetown Animal Shelter will conduct its next low-cost vaccination clinic of the year on Saturday, May 25, 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 shelter has committed to offer several more low-cost clinics this fiscal year. The dates of the next clinics are:

  • Saturday, July 27, 2019
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • Saturday, November 16, 2019

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.

Customer Service Highlight

Last month, Animal Control Supervisor John Torrez was dispatched to catch a loose dog running on I-35. He received an update from dispatch cancelling the call because the dog was hit and killed by a car. Even though it wasn’t required of him, John continued to the location to find the deceased dog. He scanned it for a microchip, called the company for the owner’s information, and contacted the owner. John took the body to the owner so they would be able to make arrangements for their pet. Thanks to John for going above and beyond and allowing the family to have closure with their missing dog.

Rex

2-year-old Rex is a Boxer mix, full of energy and ready to play. He knows sit, stay and come, and he walks on leash (but will pull). He loves to retrieve, be petted and learn new things. He is a great running partner too.

Rex is a sweet and happy dog who needs an active family to give him attention and some training.  Come meet this nice boy!

 

Jorge

Jorge is a handsome and calm 6-year-old gray tabby that gets along well with other cats.  He likes the company of people and adjusts quickly to new situations. Jorge really enjoys relaxing on the shelter’s catio and would eventually be a good indoor cat with outdoor privileges.

His adoption fee is currently $75 and includes neutering, vaccinations, feline AIDS/leukemia test, deworming, microchip, and various goodies.

Jake

8-year-old Jake is a friendly German Shepherd mix that loves attention and his chow. He knows sit, walks on leash and gets along with other dogs and children 10+ years old. No cats please. If you are looking for a buddy to hang out with 24/7, Jake is your guy!

Jake has heartworms, so if you want to take him home, you would foster him through his treatment. Once his treatment in complete, you could adopt him.  As a senior dog, his adoption fee is waived for adopters 65 years old or older and $25 for everyone else.

GTX Residents: Free Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats

Spring is around the corner, and with spring comes kitten season!  The Georgetown Animal Shelter is again holding three free spay/neuter clinic for cats this spring – February 16, April 27, and June 22. The goal of the clinics is to reduce the cat population in Georgetown.  This is the seventh year that the shelter has offered free spay/neuter clinics for cats to help manage overpopulation in Georgetown.

Spay and neuter surgeries and rabies vaccinations will be provided at no charge. Other services available at the clinic include a combo test (feline AIDS/leukemia test) for $20, an FVRCP vaccine for $5, microchip for $10, and e-collar for $10.

Appointments are required for the free clinics, which are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Cats or kittens must be at least three months old. The clinic is offered only for cats whose owners live in the city limits of Georgetown.

Additionally, the shelter continues to offer low-cost vaccine clinics every few months, which are walk-up clinics for vaccinations only (not spay/neuter surgeries).  Dates for the shot clinics can be found at pets.georgetown.org/programs/low-cost-shots-and-neutering/.

Email animalsvc@georgetown.org or call (512) 930-3592 to schedule your cat for surgery. All spay or neuter surgeries will be done by a licensed veterinarian.

The spay and neuter 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.

Shelter maintains no-kill status

For the fourth year in a row, the Georgetown Animal Shelter has achieved a live outcome rate above 90 percent, which means it is considered a no-kill shelter. The save rate was 94 percent for the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30.

The live outcome rate is notable for an open-admission public shelter. Factors in the 94 percent live outcome rate include a high rate of animal adoptions, the number of animals returned to owners, and the cleanliness of the shelter which results in healthy animals.

Other notable milestones for the 2018 fiscal year include:

  • A record 29 percent of animals returned to their owners, including 384 dogs and 64 cats
  • 888 animals, or 57 percent of all impounded animals, adopted or transferred to rescue groups
  • 648 cats and dogs vaccinated at low-cost vaccine clinics
  • 113 cats spayed or neutered at the free spay/neuter clinics for cats and the animal shelter’s public assistance program
  • 213 volunteers recorded 7,036 volunteer hours

The Georgetown Animal Shelter is located at 110 W.L. Walden Drive.

Contact the shelter at (512) 930-3592, animalsvc@georgetown.org or online at pets.georgetown.org.

Adoption Special for January

During our Adopt Don’t Shop! special, all of our dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens are only $50 through January.

Come visit us at 110 W L Walden Drive Monday – Friday 11am to 6pm (closed Wednesdays) and Saturday – Sunday 12pm to 4pm to find your new furever best friend.