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.

K-9 Kerplunk Sept. 8

September 8, 2018 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Georgetown Recreation Center Outdoor Pool, 1003 N. Austin Ave.

Join us for a pool paw-ty! Georgetown Parks and Recreation invites dogs and their owners to K-9 Kerplunk – an end of summer swim party just for pups!

Fee: $5 per dog. Humans get in free! Cash or check only.

Each owner is required to complete a liability waiver to enter the event.
K-9 Kerplunk Liability Waiver

Rules for K-9 Kerplunk:

  1. Must provide proof of current rabies vaccine on the day of the event. Only shot records will be accepted. Dogs without current proof of rabies vaccination will not be allowed into the event.
  2. Dogs must be leashed when not in the pool.
  3. Dogs must be accompanied by a person 18 years or older.
  4. No more than one dog per person.
  5. Aggressive dogs will not be permitted to participate. Dogs exhibiting aggressive behavior will be asked to leave immediately.
  6. Owners must clean up after their pets.
  7. Human friends may enter the pool up to knee deep, at their own discretion.
  8. Please ensure that your dog has been exposed to swimming. Life jackets are recommended for dogs that are not strong swimmers.

Entry to this event will be through the gate located on the southeast side of the Georgetown Recreation Center near the outdoor pool. No entry will be allowed through the front doors.

Feathers & Fur Adoption Event/Vendor Fair Sept. 29

For The Birds is sponsoring the first annual Feathers and Fur to raise money for the Georgetown Animal Shelter!  We’ll be there with adoptable dogs, along with fun animal-related vendors.  Please come by and see us all!

September 29

10 am – 3 pm

1003 Williams Dr.

Come one, come all! Adopt a new best friend and shop from our local vendors. We will have pet trainers, boarders, and groomers so you can leave the event prepared to take care of your new family member.

If you get hungry, we will have delicious pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, lemonade, roasted pecans, and sweet treats!

The bird ladies will be offering *FREE* cleaning of birdhouses and feeders.

Don’t forget to purchase some raffle tickets for your chance to win a prize! And be sure to stop by the photobooth 📷

You can keep up with updates for the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/867809103423608/.

Low Cost Shot Clinic for Pets July 28

Congo wants you to know that vaccines are even more important than the visors and shades.

The Georgetown Animal Shelter will conduct its next low-cost vaccination clinic of the year on Saturday, July 28, 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, September 22, 2018
  • 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.

Paws in the Park Adoption Special

Papaya enjoying a walk in San Gabriel Park

Georgetown Animal Shelter is welcoming Williamson County’s temporary shelter to San Gabriel Park with its own adoption special – the Paws in the Park adoption special.

All dogs over 30 lbs. may be adopted for $25, which includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, vet voucher, small bag of food, heartworm treatment if applicable, and assorted other goodies.

SpokesDog Rodger Dodger encourages people to visit him and his friends in our play yards and find a dog to adopt.  “We welcome the chance to meet new folks and woo them with our puppy dog eyes.  And now that there will be many more paws in the park, there should be a dog for everyone,” Rodger said.

The Paws in the Park adoption special will run through June 30.

The Georgetown Animal Shelter is located at 110 Walden Dr., across the street from San Gabriel Park and the McMaster Fields, where it has served the community for many decades.

As of June 6, the county’s temporary shelter is located at 425 E. Morrow in the old Williamson County Show Barn, where visitors will be able to adopt, surrender, or turn in dogs from their jurisdiction (Round Rock, Cedar Park, Hutto, Leander and Williamson County).

For a map that shows both facilities, click here: San Gabriel Park map.

 

GTX Residents: Free Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats

Be a part of the solution: spay/neuter your pets, and adopt from animal shelters!

Kitten season is in full swing, and there are plenty of babies to visit and adopt.  To keep the kitten population from becoming overwhelming, the Georgetown Animal Shelter is holding the third and final free spay/neuter clinic for cats on June 23. The goal of the clinics is to reduce the cat population in Georgetown.  This is the sixth year that the shelter has offered free spay/neuter clinics for cats, and it seems to be making a difference in the number of kittens ending up at the shelter.

Spay and neuter surgeries and a rabies vaccination 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, e-collar for $10, pain medication for $5, or cat carrier for $5.

Appointments are required for the free clinics, which are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are not necessarily for low-income cat owners. Cats or kittens must be at least three months old.

The clinic is offered only for cats whose owners live in the Georgetown City Limits, so bring your driver’s license or other form of ID that shows your current address.

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/.

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.

Low Cost Shot Clinic for Pets May 19

Rodger Dodger enjoys a walk in the park, knowing he is fully vaccinated!

The Georgetown Animal Shelter will conduct its next low-cost vaccination clinic of the year on Saturday, May 19, 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 28, 2018
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • 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.