I am thrilled to announce that the city council voted to grant APA! the right to use the Town Lake Animal Center (TLAC) property to serve our mission. We are incredibly grateful to the resolution Lead Sponsor, Council Member Leslie Pool, and her co-sponsors Mayor Adler, Council Members Kitchen, Fuentes and Casar. It means a great deal to us that the Council Members Ellis, Renteria, Alter and Tovo all voted yes! Council Member Kelly and Mayor Pro Tem Harper-Madison were not present for the vote. It is a massive win that it voted without a single NO.
Specifically, today’s win gives us the ability to help any animal, from anywhere, in need BUT it will only go into effect after APA! and the city come to an agreement about the value of the services APA! provides to Austin. Once that agreement is reached we can rebuild the portion of buildable land that still exists at TLAC.