Oh Austin, we are amazed by you! One day...159 adoptions (at last count). We are so thankful you opened your hearts and homes today and that tonight those animals will know what it means to truly be home. Thank you to all the wonderful vendors, volunteers, and supporters who came out to the 100 Happy Homes Challenge! You are AWESOME!
Meet Zac. This 3 year old Chihuahua mix came to AHS in late March. While in the care of a partner shelter, Zac’s veterinary check-up revealed a severe heart murmur, which would require surgery to save his life. They immediately thought of AHS when they realized Zac would need intensive medical care, and he was brought to us just a couple days later.
Zac's murmur is caused by a Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). At birth, Zac’s heart vessel failed to close, causing his blood to flow abnormally and forcing his heart to work over-time to circulate the amount of blood and oxygen his body needs. If the PDA is left unaddressed, it can dramatically reduce Zac’s life expectancy.
Zac is a happy, energetic, and curious pup who has no idea he has a congenital heart defect, and we want to keep it that way! But we need your help.
A group of generous donors has generously pledged their support and have committed to donating $25,000 as a match. If we raise $25,000, it will automatically go Twice As Far, giving even more animals a second chance.
Your donations will not only provide Zac with the necessary surgery he needs to heal his heart murmur and save his life, but it will also benefit so many more animals in need. Help us go Twice As Far and donate to save Zac and other vulnerable animals who come through our doors.
Please make a gift today at http://bit.ly/TwiceAsFarForZac. With your support, we can save more lives!
ADOPTION SPECIAL: If you have been thinking about adding a member to your family, now is the time! Starting today through Sunday, we are having a Pick Your Price adoption special on all cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies! It's the best deal around, so Come on Down to the Austin Humane Society and meet your match! We're open from noon to 7 Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 on Sunday – visit us at 124 W. Anderson Lane!
Check out our adorable #ahsadoptables who are looking for their furrever homes at www.austinhumanesociety.org/adopt.
ICYMI: Great news to share, an AHS favorite has found his forever home! We are so happy to tell you that Jumbo has a new family!
Jumbo has had quite the journey to get to his happy tail. At 10 years old, he was living at a high euthanasia shelter in East Texas. As a senior dog with mature cataracts, Jumbo was high on the list to be put down. Thankfully, a rescue organization stepped in and brought him directly to us. Our amazing donors came forward and through working with our community partners, we were able to get Jumbo the surgery he needed to restore his sight!
Now, Jumbo has found his new home with Courtney and is finally getting the happily ever after he so greatly deserves!
Here's another great Happy Tail for your Thursday. Long time staff and volunteer favorite, Scout, is loving life in his new home! Scout's adopter reports that "he's probably the best running partner I've had and I try to take him to different parks around Austin 3 times a week. All my friends and family have met him and agree that he's a total sweetheart" Sounds like Scout hit the jackpot to us! Thank you to all of our adopters for Unleashing Hope for Austin's homeless animals.
The Austin Humane Society is now about 6 weeks into this year’s Kitten Season, and we are seeing the first wave of bottle babies come back to AHS to be adopted! Our foster families have been caring for these little guys since the day they arrived at AHS. Now, they’re bringing them back to find a forever family, and we want YOU to come and meet your purrfect match!
Today and tomorrow ONLY, we’re offering a “Double the Kittens, Double the Fun” special. We have 50 kittens priced at just $50 dollars each! That’s half price! Even better, kittens love to have a playmate, so if you double the fun by adopting two kittens – we’ll give you a 2-for-1 deal! That means two kittens for just $50.
Stop on in and say hello to all the cute kitten faces who are waiting to meet you today! We'll be open from noon to 7!