AUSTIN, Texas — Austin Pets Alive! is looking for emergency fosters for around 230 dogs who currently live in outside enclosures at the shelter.
- FROM TRAUMA TO TRIUMPH: HOW REX THE ABUSED MASTIFF FOUND HEALING AND HAPPINESS IN THE COMPANY OF PAWSOME SIBLINGS
- How Dog Food Inspired Kellogg’s Most Iconic Breakfast Item
- ABANDONED DOG STILL WAITS FOR HER OWNERS AFTER 10 YEARS IN THE SAME PLACE
- Is the antibiotic chloramphenicol a cure?
- These were the top animal stories on NPR’s website in 2023 : NPR
Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing early next week.
Anyone who signs up to be an Emergency Response Foster would only need to take in a dog for a few days, committing from Sunday, Jan. 14 through Thursday, Jan. 18.
ALSO | ERCOT issues ‘Weather Watch’ as Texas braces for extreme cold
“Our first priority is to get the outdoor enclosure animals at the APA! Town Lake shelter in warm homes,” says Stephanie Bilbro, Director of Operations at Austin Pets Alive!. “Currently, we have 230 dogs who immediately need a warm place to stay.”
There are a variety of options for those looking to foster, ranging from short-term sleepovers to long-term fosters. Emergency Response Fosters provide necessary shelter for animals who need it the most.
“Central Texas winters are getting colder, and summers are relentless, so having a community of people willing to help during emergencies is vital for Austin’s pets,” APA! said.
Those interested can sign up online here.
APA! said there are also 30 barn cats looking for a home.
“These feral cats saved from euthanasia can be adopted by families who appreciate working cats for critter patrol and can provide a safe, appropriate environment such as a barn, stable, garage, or warehouse,” APA! said.