Shelter Closed June 19-21

TUESDAY UPDATE: The shelter will be closed again today, June 21. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience. We expect to be open on Thursday, but please check in before visiting.

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Due to staffing shortages, the Georgetown Animal Shelter will be closed Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 20.

During this time, we do have a giant favor to ask. If you find a lost dog or cat, please speak with your neighbors and post on social media first. You may also take the pet to a Georgetown fire station to have it scanned for a microchip.

If you or your neighbors cannot safely care for the animal during this time, then please call Animal Control at 512-930-3510 ext. 6.

We anticipate returning to our normal schedule on Tuesday, June 21.

We apologize for any inconvenience. With this plan, and with the community’s help, we can make sure the animals in Georgetown still get the care they need. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Pet microchip scanners at Georgetown fire stations

May 20, 2022

Georgie shows how to be a good boy while being scanned for a microchip

Lost pets in Georgetown now have another way of finding their way home. Thanks to a new partnership between Georgetown Animal Services and the Georgetown Fire Department, residents who find loose dogs and cats will be able to take them to any fire station to have them scanned for a microchip.

Georgetown Animal Services has delivered microchip scanners to fire stations across the City of Georgetown and provided instructions on using them.

If a found animal has a microchip, firefighters can collaborate with microchip companies, veterinarian offices, and others to obtain the owner’s contact information, with the goal of returning the pet home without taking up a spot at the local shelter.

“The shelter has a finite amount of space,” Animal Services Manager April Haughey said. “When we have high intake numbers and no space, it is extremely helpful to keep even one animal out of the shelter. By returning an animal home without ever passing through the shelter, we not only reunite families, but also create valuable space at the shelter for other animals who need to come in.”

Fire stations are strategically placed around town to have the fastest response time to any call for service and will help keep animals in their neighborhoods.

“The objective of this program is to create options to get pets back home faster,” Deputy Fire Marshall and Community Risk Officer Jonathan Gilliam said. “We have good people in Georgetown who truly care about animals. This will save time and get the animals back home.”

Each microchip company is different in how they go about contacting an owner, Haughey said.

“If the owner is okay with the finder bringing it home after being contacted, and the finder is willing, they can meet up and get the animal back home,” she said. “If an animal does not have a microchip, the finder can still bring it to the City’s shelter.”

The fire stations are not able to take possession of any pets. If owners cannot be reached or identified, fire personnel can give guidance as to the next steps.

Tweetalong with Animal Control

April 19, 2022

During Animal Control Officers Appreciation Week, we decided to join Animal Control Supervisor Angela Jones for a tweetalong to learn about her, her job, and see a day in the life of an animal control officer in Georgetown.

While no two workdays are the same for a lot of us, when it comes to animal control, Jones said anything is possible. From loose dogs and stray cats to wildlife and loose livestock, Jones told us to be prepared for anything.

See a recap of the day here.

GTX Residents: New Dates for Cat Spay/Neuter Clinics

The Georgetown Animal Shelter announced the dates of two additional free  spay/neuter clinic for cats for 2022 – June 25 and July 23, both Saturdays. The goal of the clinics is to reduce the cat population in Georgetown.  This is the eleventh year that the shelter has offered free spay/neuter clinics for cats in an effort to address overpopulation.

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, 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. Residents may sign up for two cats per clinic.

The clinic is offered only for cats whose owners live in the Georgetown City Limits, so you will need to provide proof of your current address.

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.

Spring Adoption Special

We’re celebrating spring and the love that blooms between humans and their furry companions! 🐕💞🐈

Adoption fees are only $20 for selected dogs and cats:
🐱Adult cats (older than 7 months)
🐶Adult dogs (older than 7 months) – medium to large in size

The fees for senior dogs and cats (7 years or older) are waived with approved applications. Small dogs, puppies and kittens are only $70-75.

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Shelter Hours Feb. 24 and Mar. 3

Delayed opening
The animal shelter will open at 1:00 on Thursday, February 24, and Thursday, March 3. Please email animalsvc@georgetown.org or call 512-930-3592 to set up an appointment for Thursday afternoon or whatever day is convenient for you.
Our normal hours are:
  • 11am-6pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  • 12pm-4pm on Saturday and Sunday
  • Closed on Wednesdays

Sponsored Senior Adoptions

Local pet boutique Pupology is highlighting the shelter’s senior dogs and cats by sponsoring the adoption fees for them through February 28. Seniors are defined as 7 years or older. Owner Janet Cesarini wanted to do something extra to encourage people to adopt older animals, which are often overlooked.  Quite often, senior dogs and cats make the best pets!

Six seniors have been adopted since the promotion started on January 1 – including long-time residents Sweetie, Tiggy and Emma.  The shelter currently has three senior pets available for adoption, and others will become available over the next few weeks:

  • Mrs. May, 7-year-old Labrador mix
  • Domino, 11-year-old Pit Bull mix
  • Bullet, 7-year-old Pit Bull mix

Check out all the dogs and cats looking for forever homes

GTX Residents: Free Spay/Neuter Clinics for Cats

The Georgetown Animal Shelter announced the dates of the first two free spay/neuter clinic for cats for 2022 – February 26 and March 26, both Saturdays. The goal of the clinics is to reduce the cat population in Georgetown.  This is the eleventh year that the shelter has offered free spay/neuter clinics for cats in an effort to curb overpopulation.

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, 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. Residents may sign up for two cats per clinic.

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.

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.

New Beginnings Adoption Special

Start your year off right by inviting a new furry friend into your life! 🔹🔸 $22 adoptions for most cats and dogs.
🔹$22 for adult dogs (over 7 months), medium-large sized
🔸$22 for adult cats (over 7 months)
🔹$22 for senior dogs and cats of 7 years or older, sponsored by our good friends at Pupology
🔸$70-$75 for kittens, puppies, and small dogs
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