AUSTIN -- An urgent plea is going out to the public from the Austin Humane Society. Its shelter is maxed out and the City of Austin says its no-kill status is now in jeopardy.
The Humane Society went over capacity after a rescue mission last week. It’s still under investigation so details are limited, but rescuers at the AHS say they took 15 dogs from a home in the Central Texas area. Many were found trapped in kennels. A fluffy red-haired dog named Yogi was among them. After some serious grooming, he’s now ready for adoption along with hundreds of others.
In all, the AHS says 430 dogs and cats at its North Austin shelter are ready for adoption. To help find them permanent homes, the shelter is offering $5 donations on Saturday.
Officials say their no-kill status is now at risk. The city is offering reduced priced adoptions. The AHS adoption sale begins Saturday afternoon at noon.