How To Help
Some animals come to the Shelter injured by cars, diseased, or horribly abused. The Shelter uses your donations to pay for surgeries, medicines and care that otherwise are not part of the Shelter’s budget or abilities. Without your donations, these animals would not be given a second chance to live a long, happy life.
You can help the homeless or displaced animals of Georgetown in a variety of ways!
- Make a cash donation for the shelter to use for animal welfare. The shelter collects donations to help support a number of programs not covered under the City budget. Monetary donations are tax deductible.
- Buy a Memory Brick in honor of a loved one.
- Support Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter, a nonprofit created specifically to help the animal shelter. You can make a gift via credit card at their site: www.friendsofgtownshelter.org.
- Attend and/or support our big fundraisers, which are organized by the Friends of the Shelter!
- Art for Animals. Our biggest fundraiser, raising about $15,000 annually, this fabulous event features framed artwork and hand-crafted items, along with chocolate, wine and light appetizers. You can donate art or other artsy items for auction, and you will certainly want to attend! Watch for details here.
- Annual Garage Sale, held in the spring and/or fall. Donate your household items to support the shelter! When details become available, you’ll see them here.
- Antiques for Animals, September 20-21, 2014. This first-time event brings together lots of dealers and collectors from around Central Texas into one venue, with all proceeds benefiting the shelter. If you are a vendor or want to know the details, check out the event page.
- Yappy Hours. The Friends group hosts occasional happy hours such as Pooches & Patron, held at La Playa in Georgetown, and Drink Wine/Save Puppies, most recently held at the Framers Gallery.
- Bring your aluminum cans to the shelter, which turns them in to the recycling center for cash.
- The Recycling Opportunities recycling center holds an account in the Shelter’s name, which can be credited when turning cans directly into the center. The center is located at 6920 RR 2338 (in the back of the building, and next door to Castlerock Pet Hospital). They are located 7 miles west of the Interstate on Williams Dr./RR 2338 – 2 miles past Sun City). Their hours are Monday through Friday 9am until 3:30pm and Saturday 10am til Noon. Ask that the donated cans be put on the Animal Shelter account.
Volunteering your time is another important way to help to help the animals. We’ve documented that the euthanasia rate drops when we have more volunteers to help take the animals out to the public at events like the Red Poppy Festival and the Georgetown Christmas Stroll. We have ideas we haven’t implemented because we don’t have enough people to put them into action. Some programs have gotten bigger and need more people to support them.