Williamson Co. shelter at capacity, reduces adoption fee



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Posted on June 10, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 10 at 8:36 PM

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas -- In an effort to reduce crowding, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter has reduced the adoption fee for adult dogs 40 pounds and up.

Eighty dogs a week are brought to the animal shelter. They live two to a cage, but Monday, one dog named Junebug found a new family.

Katelyn Alcott says Junebug reminds her of her first dog. Her mom Courtney says she thinks the five-year-old dog will be more suitable than a puppy.

In hopes that other families will consider an older dog, right now the adoption fee for dogs 40 pounds and up is $5.

"We still maintain a no-kill rate of about 90 percent almost every month, so we really hustle," said Animal Services Director Cheryl Schneider.

For the entire month of June, all adult cats are free.

This is the time of year kittens are born, so they have plenty for adoption.

The humane society in Leander is not taking in any more owner surrenders. They are at the Williamson County Animal Shelter, but you are urged to try to find them another home first.

"The shelter has to take in strays, and we have to take in animal controls, so we are at capacity," said Schneider.

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