Monthly Archives: July 2009

Update on Zera, the Rottie

Zera Belle is still waiting for her forever home!  She has lost 10 pounds so far, and looks great!  She has about 10 more to go, before she can have surgery.  She is still taking medication daily for pain as … Continue reading

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Plans to lower kill rates even more

While we are thrilled that the kill rate has dropped to 30% this year, Austin’s rescue efforts are still leaving behind way too many great pets.  Based on our volunteers’ in-depth knowledge of Austin’s animal shelter (TLAC) and best practices … Continue reading

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Third quarter results

Town Lake Animal Center (TLAC)1 finished their 3rd quarter of their fiscal year in June.  TLAC killed 4,302 (30%) dogs and cats so far this year, as opposed to 7,416 (46%) this time last year. On the intake side… Thanks … Continue reading

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How to be an EARS volunteer

If you would like to become an EARS (Emergency Animal Response Service) volunteer to help rescue animals during natural disasters, puppy mills, and hoarding cases, please sign up to be informed of future training workshops at: http://ga4.org/uan/events/workshop_interest/details.tcl Thanks to all … Continue reading

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Rescuing the dogs from the N. Texas puppy mill

A couple months back I went to Waco, TX to train to be an EARS Volunteer with the UAN (Emergency Animal Response Services with United Animal Nations). EARS volunteers deploy during natural disasters as well as puppy mills and hoarding … Continue reading

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Puppy mills

A big local story right now is about the  puppy mill in North Texas that authorities shut down due to animal cruelty.  One of our volunteers was there all weekend and is working on a story that we’ll publish soon. … Continue reading

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Emancipet cuts did not make it into final city budget!

We just got word from Emancipet that the budget which was presented to City Council today did not include the budget cuts to animal services and the spay/neuter funding.  Read more>> Thank you to everyone who came out to the … Continue reading

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Taylor Animal Shelter closes gas chamber after complaints

While we hope one day that all cities will be no-kill, we are happy that our neighbors to the north in Taylor, Texas, have finally come around to a more humane method of euthanasia. We are thrilled that the residents … Continue reading

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