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.

Holiday Schedule

The animal shelter will be closed Saturday, December 22 – Tuesday, December 25.  (We are always closed to the public on Wednesdays.)  The shelter will also be closed Tuesday, January 1.

Don’t worry about the animals.  We’ll be here for them every day!

Fantastic Beasts for Adoption

All of our Beasts are Fantastic, and we want to celebrate by having a Tails of Georgetown adoption special beginning now until the end of 2018! ALL adult cats and large breed dogs are only $25 (with an approved application).

Take home something magical for the holidays! 🐕🐈🎄🧙‍♂️

Bright Eyes

6-year-old black tabby Bright Eyes is very friendly and easy going. He gets along with other cats, dogs and children.   Bright Eyes is here with his best friend, Smokey. They curl up together so sweetly but also hang out separately. They are quiet, low maintenance and affectionate.

During our Fantastic Beasts adoption special, his adoption fee is $25, which includes his spay, vaccinations, microchip, small bag of food and a voucher to see a local vet.

Smokey

7-year-old Snowshoe Siamese female Smokey is lovely and reserved. If you are looking for a calm, independent cat, then Smokey is the girl for you! She was brought to the shelter with her best friend Bright Eyes when their owners decided they had too many pets. Smokey is a bit shy but warms up when you give her a good chin scratch.

During our Fantastic Beasts adoption special, her adoption fee is $25, which includes her spay, vaccinations, microchip, small bag of food and a voucher to see a local vet.

Bring home a new family member this holiday season – bring home Smokey!

Potcake

4-year-old Potcake is a handsome, tri-colored Dobie/Hound mix who thinks life is just a game! He loves to play with toys, especially tennis balls. He is good with other dogs and children.

This active pooch would make a fine addition to a home that will exercise him and teach him new tricks. He already knows sit, shake, and down and walks well on a leash.

During our Fantastic Beasts adoption special, his adoption fee is $25, which includes her spay, vaccinations, microchip, small bag of food and a voucher to see a local vet.  Come meet Potcake today.

Diablo

13-year-old Diablo lost his home when his owner passed away and the remaining family was too busy to care for him. He is a super large (16 pounds) mostly white male cat with some black tabby markings. He is also declawed.

He is a tad shy here but will warm up quick in a new home. He does well with other cats and calm kids.

During our Fantastic Beasts adoption special, his adoption fee is $25, which includes his spay, vaccinations, microchip, small bag of food and a voucher to see a local vet.  Or if you are a senior citizen 65+, the adoption fee is waived!

Kaffie

9-year-old Kaffie was originally surrendered by her owner when the husband died and the wife had to move out of the country. She is a small, long haired black and white female cat with a calm personality. She likes other cats and will purr loudly when you pet her.

During our Fantastic Beasts adoption special, her adoption fee is $25, which includes her spay, vaccinations, microchip, small bag of food and a voucher to see a local vet.  Or if you are a senior citizen 65+, the adoption fee is waived!

Don’t let her golden years be waste in the shelter – adopt Kaffie today!

 

Margie

7-year-old Margie is a lovely, brown and black mixed breed who is affectionate and well-mannered. She came to us as a stray and after researching her chip, we discovered that her owners no longer wanted her.

We are committed to finding this 7 year old gal a forever home! Could that be with you?

During our Fantastic Beasts adoption special, her adoption fee is $25, which includes her spay, vaccinations, microchip, small bag of food and a voucher to see a local vet.

April

1-year-old April is an affectionate, calm Rhodesian Ridgeback mix who is looking for a forever home. She loves treats, petting, and going for walks. She would do great in a home with kiddos and other dogs. At 70 pounds, this large lap dog would make a great jogging or hiking partner as well. Come meet April today!

During our Fantastic Beasts adoption special, her adoption fee is $25, which includes her spay, vaccinations, microchip, small bag of food and a voucher to see a local vet.