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    The all-time family favorite is back! Through Teddy Bear Surgery, your little one and their favorite stuffed animal can step into our world at Austin Humane Society and a real-life animal clinic. Kids are invited to bring their stuffed animals along for a little TLC as our shelter team helps diagnose and then cure what ails them. One visit with our staff and everyone will be feeling better in no time!

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      Every southerner this side of the Mississippi has got a list of things they’re “fixin” to do. Well, AHS is no different! Our Community Cat program is “Fixin’ to Save Lives” and we’d love to show you more, no kitten!

      Swing into our free Trap-Neuter-Return workshop on Friday, July 19th from 11A-1:30P and get the royal treatment from workshop leader, Sterling Davis AKA “The Trap King”. Hailing from Atlanta, The Trap King holds court with animal advocates young and old to promote TNR education/awareness, saving the lives of feral cats far and wide.

      All the king’s horses and all the king’s men are putting this event together, ceremonies will be complete with demos, Q&A, local TNR groups and of course, sips and snacks! Donations will benefit the Austin Humane Society Community Cat Program.

      Meeting with the Queen that day? No worries, The Trap King will be the keynote speaker at the Shadow Cats Gala the very next day at Marriott Round Rock! Visit Shadow Cats for more info!

      Thank you to i Fratelli Pizza for donating pizza and salad for our guests!

        Grab your picnic basket and load up your pack for a family-friendly movie night at the Austin Humane Society. These once a month events will feature an animal-themed movie fit for the entire family. Plus, we’ll have concessions, games, and kid’s activities, too. Movie nights will be held outside on the AHS lawn. The movie will start at sundown. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join the fun! (In the event of rain, the movie will be shown inside the AHS Auditorium)

        Sign up for our outdoor movie night by clicking here:

          Treasure Truck “Pup Fest” is a free amusement park of activities and treats to celebrate dogs and dog owners. Treasure Truck will surprise-and-delight dogs (and their owners) with obstacle course activities, a tasting kitchen, barkery and photo opportunities galore.

          This event celebrates our love for dogs! Whether you have a four-legged friend to bring along or want to check out local dogs that are up for adoption, this is a great event to connect with the community and receive free dog products including, a travel water bowl, dog treats, free grooming services and so much more.

          The Austin Arizona State Alumni Association is bringing back their PAC 12 Puppy Pub Crawl! And this time they’re partnering with the University of Washington to help us all drink for a great cause—our furry friends at Austin Humane Society!

          A $15 donation is suggested to get a wristband for drink specials at the participating bars. Puppies are welcome, but you don’t need a dog to participate, nor do you need to be part of the PAC 12 conference. This is the kind of day everyone can get behind.

          When: Today, April 1st

          Times and Locations:

          12:30–2 p.m. Bangers

          2–3 p.m. Parlor Room
          $4 Tito’s and $4 Shiner

          3–4 p.m. Bar 96
          25% off your tab

          4–5 p.m. Bungalow
          $4 Tito’s and $4 Shiner


          If you’ve been thinking about welcoming a new member to the family, today is the day. The Austin Humane Society is hosting its first-ever adoption challenge—they want to find 100 cats or dogs their forever homes in a single day!

          All adoptables are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped—all they need is you. In addition to free adoptions, the first four hours (noon-4 p.m.) will feature a family-friendly community event featuring local vendors and businesses, children’s activities, music, and more!


          When: Today, October 15th

          Time: noon-7 p.m.

          Austin Humane Society
          124 W Anderson Ln.
          Austin, Texas 78752

          I have such a soft spot when it comes to our city’s furry friends. I love that we live in a city that embraces animals and have so many pet friendly places.

          This is a great opportunity for people that are animal lovers and are looking for a way to help out our Austin Animal Kingdom, Foster a Furry Friend. To sum it up, sometimes animals are too young for adoption, have special needs, or the shelter is just filled to capacity.

          It is essentially what it sounds like, you “foster” an animal until it is ready for adoption, surly there are plenty more details but you get the picture.  I think this scenario is perfect for animals lovers that cannot commit to a full time pet.

          To become a Volunteer you must attend a Volunteer Orientation – they can give you the detailed rundown of how it works.

          I know that this is a big commitment but for the right people it could be a win-win situation.

          Now for everyone that just cannot commit to fostering an animal you can help in other ways by donating items. Here is a quick summary of things they are always on the lookout for. I recently took some doggy treats to a shelter that I had leftover from  the Mighty Texas Dog Walk and they were so grateful for the donation. Remember, a little donation from you can make a big difference in the lives of these animals.

          Cash, Gift Cards to Pets Mart, Petco, Target, Sam’s Club KMR (Kitten Milk Replacement)
          Esbilac (Puppy Milk Replacement) Kitten Bottle Sets
          Baby Gates Canned Dog, Cat, Puppy, & Kitten Food
          Dry Cat & Dog Food Canned Tuna
          Non-Clumping Cat Litter Crates (all sizes, especially small cat crates)
          Karunda Beds & Supplies Hard Rubber Activity Dog Toys
          Raw Hides Stainless Steel Bowls (non-spill)
          Cat Toys All Cat & Dog Treats (store bought)
          Small Electric Heating Pads Dog Shampoo
          Peanut Butter (creamy, sealed) Paper Towels
          Newspaper Latex Gloves

          124 West Anderson Lane
          Austin, Texas 78752