AUSTIN -- Adoption fees will be waived for pets at the Austin Animal Center this weekend.
To help with an over-capacity crisis, the AAC says pets will be free to adopt Dec. 14-16. They will each be neutered or spayed and vaccinated, and will go home with a collar, tag and microchip.
The center says it has faced an ongoing capacity crisis over the past month as it took in hundreds of strays.
“The kennels are full, the weather is getting cold, and the animals are eager to find a warm and loving home,” said Chief Animal Services Officer Abigail Smith. “Many people are waiting until the Christmas Eve weekend to find a new companion animal. We’re offering waived fees to let them know that this weekend is the best time to adopt.”
The Austin Animal Center is located at 7201 Levander Loop. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Adoption fees will also be waived Saturday at the Sunset Valley Petsmart (5207 Brodie Lane) and Sunday at the Lakeline Petco (14010 U.S. 183), Tomlinson's (4211 South Lamar) and Petsense (7900 N. FM 620, Suite 110).