Yes, you read it right. After 2.5 years of looking, we have finally found a building. (Actually, it's 2 buildings on a few acres.)
This building will allow us to save more dogs and cats - at least 1,000 more this year, and of course, we'll be working hard to grow that number quickly.
We will house pets there and it will be open to the public for adoptions. (We will continue to operate many off-site adoption events because we believe it's an important piece to getting as many pets as possible into their new homes.)
The building gives us room to do things like care for more bottle babies and parvo puppies, who are usually euthanized immediately at TLAC if a rescue partner can't pick them up, because TLAC doesn't have the staff to give them the round the clock care they need.
We will also be able to save more pets for whom we didn't have space in the past, like high energy dogs (wait until you see the yards!) and shy cats.
We plan to start moving in animals as soon as possible. This will not be a long term fixer upper project. Our plan is to move in the animals as soon as it is sanitary and safe and then continue fundraising and building out catteries and dog runs, etc. We figured we should start with saving lives and then build what we need, not the other way around.
Of course, we need the community's help. In the short term, we need help with services (like plumbing and electricity), dog runs, and cat condos. We'll be publishing a full list of what we'll need and sponsorship opportunities soon. Contact [email protected] if you would like to get involved.
The building is located at 2805 Manchaca Road, just off S. Lamar. Stay tuned for an invitation to our Open House in a couple weeks.