Animal Shelter joins Clear the Shelters event

Aug 18, 2021

The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter is teaming up with KXAN for the sixth annual Clear the Shelters pet adoption drive Aug. 23 through Sept. 19. Clear The Shelters is an annual national adoption event spearheaded by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations.

This year, the campaign will combine a month-long virtual adoption campaign, with a single-day adoption celebration on Sept. 18.

During the entire event, the shelter, 110 W.L. Walden Drive, will reduce and even waive adoption fees. Dogs age 7 months or older may be adopted for $15 (medium to large size breeds only), while cats age 7 months or older may be adopted free of charge.

“This campaign couldn’t come at a better time,” Animal Services Manager April Haughey said. “Our small shelter has been overflowing with dogs and cats for the last month. We hope this campaign will reach potential adopters and truly clear the shelter.”

To see the list of available pets and learn how to adopt, visit pets.georgetown.org. The shelter is operating primarily by appointment, with adoption applications required in advance. This process ensures staff assistance and one-to-one interactions with animals.

For more information about the Clear the Shelters adoption drive, visit kxan.com/clear-the-shelters/.

The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter is the open-intake municipal shelter for Georgetown and has been serving the community since the 1970s. It recently celebrated its fifth consecutive year of achieving a live outcome rate above 90 percent, which means it is considered a no-kill shelter.

Pints for Pups Sept. 18

Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter is hosting Pints for Pups on September 18 from 5-9 p.m. at Rentsch Brewery located at 2500 NE Inner Loop in Georgetown.  One dollar from the purchase of every Texas Lager and the new Puppy Pale Ale will go toward the animal shelter.

The venue is child- and dog-friendly; however, dogs must be leashed.  There will be live music; Texas Red Entertainment will provide animal-themed trivia; and food will be available for purchase from a food truck.

In addition, a limited number of Friends t-shirts will be available for sale; a few select gift baskets will be raffled; and Friends will recognize its members.  For more information, contact the Georgetown Animal Shelter at (512) 930-3592 or animalsvc@georgetown.org.

 

Kitten in the Library!

Kittens? In the library? Yes, indeed! Kittens from the Georgetown Animal Shelter will be looking for their FURever families at the Georgetown Public Library on Friday July 16, from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Adoption fees are only $35 per kitten during the event and kittens will be able to leave directly from the library. Cardboard carriers will be provided. Cash, check or credit card accepted.

Low Cost Clinics

Mark your calendars: Emancipet is coming to our shelter this summer for low cost vaccinations and spay/neuter services! The next Healthy Pet Clinic (vaccinations, etc.) will be held on Tuesday, July 13. Emancipet will provide low-cost pet wellness services, including vaccinations, microchipping, and testing, to pets in Georgetown. All services are walk-up only and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Tuesday, July 13
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The mobile clinic will be set up in the parking lot adjacent to the Parks & Rec Admin building, at the corner of N. College & Walden Dr.
 
📌‍Watch their website for details on future clinics in August and September, which will be a combination of Healthy Pet Clinics and Spay/Neuter Clinics:

DOUBLE TROUBLE Adoption Special

It’s a DOUBLE TROUBLE Adoption Event – Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) and Georgetown Animal Shelter are teaming up, for the first time ever, to present a FREE adoption special for adopters who schedule appointments to adopt their new furry family member in Georgetown! 

From now through Sunday, June 20, 2021, both shelters’ sizzling summer specials include FREE adoptions of medium and large adult dogs and adult cats for adopters who make an appointment. The shelters are overflowing with wonderful pets for every kind of home, and between WCRAS and the Georgetown shelter, there’s sure to be a pet that will suit your family’s lifestyle.

“Due to the combination of kitten season, past rainstorms and large intakes from single residences, both shelters are over capacity with adult cats (including barn cats) and medium/large dogs. Our shelters are in desperate need for adopters and fosters in order to save lives. WCRAS and Georgetown Animal Shelter know it takes working together to be a lifesaving community and hope the community will team up with us,” said Misty Valenta, animal services director of WCRAS.

To take advantage of this special adoption celebration, go to wilcopets.org to see a list of all of the adoptable pets at WCRAS and pets.georgetown.org for pets at Georgetown Animal Shelter. Interested adopters may email adoption@wilco.org to schedule an appointment for priority service with one of our adoption matchmakers at WCRAS and animalsvc@georgetown.org to schedule an appointment at Georgetown Animal Shelter.

Friends Fundraiser: Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott is giving us 20% of their sales from April 10 – April 11, 48 hours.  All you need to do is insert this code: GIVEBACK-1EN7 at Checkout in the coupon code box and hit APPLY.

How do I enter my code in my shopping cart?

Click on the bag in the top right corner of your screen. You’ll see a bar that says “Enter Coupon Code”. This is where you want to insert your giveback code, then hit “Apply”.

How do I enter my code at checkout?

Click on the bag in the top right corner of your screen, then select the yellow button that says “Checkout”. If you’re logged in, you’ll be brought directly to checkout, though you may need to login via “Returning Customer”, or choose to “Checkout as Guest” or “Create an Account”. After that, you’ll be brought to the Shipping page, where you’ll fill in your shipping address and shipping method, and decide whether or not to select free gift wrap. After clicking “Continue”, you’ll be on the Billing page! Here you can fill out your billing address, email address, and payment method, in addition to your coupon code. Look for a bar that says “Enter coupon code”. This is where you want to insert your giveback code, then hit “Apply”.

How do I know my code has been redeemed?

After you hit “Apply”, you’ll want to look for red text beneath each product in your Order Summary that says “Shop for Good!” – if you see that, your code has been redeemed.

April 8 Operations Update: Return to Appointment-Based Service

Starting Monday, April 12, the Georgetown Animal Shelter will return to appointment-based operations. The shelter will be closed to walk-in traffic. Staff turnover and an increase in animal intakes have created a need for our staff to better manage workloads while new employees are recruited, hired, and trained. In the interim, appointments will be required to visit the shelter.

  • Stray animals will be accepted by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 512-930-3592 or email animalsvc@georgetown.org.
  • Lost animals will be returned to their owners through appointments. Owners who are missing pets should complete a lost pet report at https://pets.georgetown.org/shelter-operations-during-covid/lost-pets, email a description to animalsvc@georgetown.org, or call 512-930-3592.
  • Surrendered animals will be accepted only on an emergency basis to minimize the number of animals coming into the shelter. Signs on the door and online will direct people to call for appointments.
  • Adoptions will proceed via appointment. Interested adopters can view dogs and cats available for adoption at https://pets.georgetown.org/available-pets/, and submit an online application. After reviewing the application, staff will reach out to schedule appointments.
  • City licenses will be sold at https://pets.georgetown.org/overview/licensing-your-pets/, or over the phone, email, or postal mail.
  • The spay/neuter clinic scheduled for April will be postponed. Those that are already signed up will be contacted directly.
  • Animal Control will conduct business as usual.

Appointments to drop off stray animals, surrender animals, and reclaim animals should be made during normal business hours. The shelter’s normal business hours are 11-6 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 12-4 on Saturday and Sunday. Residents may contact the shelter by calling 512-930-3592 or emailing animalsvc@georgetown.org.

If you’re interested in working at the Shelter, please see our current openings and consider applying at https://georgetown.org/jobs/

April Spay/Neuter Clinic Rescheduled to May

The free spay/neuter clinic for cats scheduled for Saturday, April 24 has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 22.

Staff turnover and an increase in animal intakes have created a need for our staff to better manage workloads while new employees are recruited, hired, and trained.

We will contact the people who are signed up to inform them of the new date.

If you have an unaltered cat and live within the city limits of Georgetown, there is still time to sign for the June clinic. Details here.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Pet Pantry Anniversary

One year ago, the shelter re-purposed its Re-Tail Store into a Pet Food Pantry to help residents needing assistance to feed their furry companions, and you supported us every step of the way:

  • Supporters brought bags of cat and dog food to start us off and continued throughout the year.
  • Sun City Pet Club members brought us multiple loads of pet food, while local businesses Wag Heaven and Pupology also donated food.
  • Our fill-the trailer event last fall resulted in an enormous amount of food being donated.

Since last March, the shelter has received 176 requests for assistance, and most of the requests involved multi-pet households. Just think of all the animals we’ve helped this year!

We continue to get requests and need to replenish the pantry regularly. You can help us continue to assist local cats and dogs! Currently, our most needed items are bags of cat kibble, litter, small critter supplies, and puppy pads. (We have an excess of canned food.) Donations of unopened pet food and other items may be left in the donation bins at the shelter’s entrance, or ordered and shipped to Georgetown Animal Shelter, 110 W.L. Walden Drive, Georgetown, TX 78626.

To request pet food is simple. Go to http://records.georgetown.org/Forms/ReqPetFood.

Thank you so much for being our partners in this project.

April 8 Friends of Shelter Event

Announcing a drive-thru event sponsored by Laser Lounge Med Spa to benefit The Friends of Georgetown Animal Shelter…

April 8, 3-6PM
Laser Lounge Med Spa
2002 Williams Drive
512-863-2118

 

Bring a donation for homeless pets and receive 10 FREE units of Dysport.

Receive a Complimentary Consultation from your car and the opportunity to purchase the best injection and skincare packages we’ve ever offered that day only.

RSVP required.  Call 512-863-2118.

First 10 to RSVP will receive a swag bag. Clients that purchase that day will be entered into a raffle to win more amazing services and prizes like a Platinum HydraFacial, ZO skin health skin care products and Dysport!