Resources For Austin Pets And Animal Rescue In Austin

Austinites love pets! These Austin area organizations are dedicated to helping animals and finding forever homes for rescue dogs and cats.

Austin Pets Alive
Website: Austin Pets Alive
1156 West Cesar Chavez
Austin, Texas 78703

Phone: (512) 961-6519
Austin Pets Alive is a non-profit animal center operated primarily by volunteers. Austin Pets Alive is dedicated to Austin being a no-kill animal shelter city. The focus for APA is pets who have already been passed over by other pet adoption programs and are about to be killed. Pets available for adoption can be viewed on the Austin Pets Alive website or at adoption events held on a regular basis at locations all over Austin.

Animal Trustees of Austin
Website: Animal Trustees of Austin
5129 Cameron Road
Austin, Texas 78723

Phone: (512) 450-1504
Animal Trustees of Austin began as a non-profit animal welfare organization helping lost, abused and abandoned animals in Austin and surrounding counties. Today the primary mission of Animal Trustees of Austin has evolved into a community clinic for dogs and cats in the Austin area. Animal Trustees of Austin provides affordable veterinary services including spay and neuter surgeries, preventative wellness care, vaccinations, canine dental cleanings and heartworm treatment.

Austin Animal Center
Website: Austin Animal Center
7201 Levander Loop
Austin, Texas 78702

Phone: (512) 978-0500
The largest animal shelter in Central Texas, the Austin Animal Center is an open-intake facility and no animal is turned away. Because all animals are accepted regardless of health or behavior, the shelter does euthanize animals that have no other humane option for lifetime care. Currently the Austin Animal Center has a no-kill success rate of 90 percent. Besides animal control, the Austin Animal Center provides a number of animal-related services to Austin and Travis County including a pet lost and found, pet adoptions, pet registration and rabies quarantine. Animal control officers are always on-call to respond to animal control emergencies. A new voter-approved $12 million 41,400 square feet facility at 7201 Levander Loop opened November 12, 2011 at a location five miles east of the old Town Lake Animal Center that opened in 1952. The old Austin Animal Center at 1156 West Cesar Chavez Street is now the home of the no-kill animal rescue organization Austin Pets Alive.

Austin Dog Alliance
Website: Austin Dog Alliance
12129 RR 620, Suite 401
Austin, Texas 78750

Phone: (512) 335-7100
Austin Dog Alliance is a non-profit offering pet adoption, behavioral training for puppies and dogs, classes to prepare dogs and owners to work in pet therapy, reading dog programs in schools, after school programs for children with Autism, summer camp programs and animal assisted programs in nursing homes, hospitals and rehabilitation centers. The Autism and Asperger’s program designed by Austin Dog Alliance provides youth ages 8 to 15 with the opportunity to interact with both dogs and other participants to develop communication and social skills. The BowWow Reading Dogs program brings dogs and volunteers into classrooms and libraries throughout the Austin area to help below grade level readers improve reading skills. Austin Dog Alliance also maintains a retail boutique selling unique items for dogs.

Austin Humane Society
Website: Austin Humane Society
124 West Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas 78752

Phone: (512) 646-PETS (7387)
Formed in 1952, the Austin Humane Society is Austin’s largest no-kill, non-profit pet adoption
center The mission of the Austin Humane Society is to save homeless cats and dogs, educate the Austin community about responsible pet ownership and to reduce pet overpopulation. The Austin Humane Society accepts adoptable animals from owners, but space is limited and they do not handle strays. Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are available for adoption for a cost ranging from $85 to $100 depending on the animals age. Each animal from the Austin Humane Society is spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and has current shot vaccinations at the time of adoption. The Austin Humane Society also offers pet loss support groups and dog training classes.

Austin Police Department Animal Cruelty Unit Tip Hot Line
Website: Austin Police Department Animal Cruelty Unit Tip Line
715 East 8th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 978-0523
The Austin Police Department has established a dedicated Animal Cruelty Unit Tip Hot Line at (512) 978-0523. The Austin Police Department has determined that in many cases concerned
citizens do not want to leave information with the City of Austin 311 non-emergency contact number due to fear of retaliation or not wanting to be perceived a bad neighbor. It is the goal of
the Austin Police Department that through the Animal Cruelty Unit Tip Hot Line all dog, cat and other animal abuse cases will be reported. For situations like dog fights, dogs in distress, dogs left in cars or any other incidents that are in progress, call the 911 emergency telephone number.

Austin Rescue
Website: Austin Rescue
Austin Rescue is an extensive list of links related to Austin and Central Texas for animal rescue groups including dog single breed rescue, cat, rabbit and other animals, shelters, SPCAs, animal sanctuaries, dog training, pet health care, pet food information and lost dog help.

Central Texas Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
Website: Central Texas Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
909 South Bagdad Road
Leander, Texas 78641

Phone: (512) 260-7722
Central Texas Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a non-profit no-kill, limited intake animal shelter funded only by private donations and adoption fees. Dogs, puppies, cats and kittens are available for adoption after applications are reviewed by adoption counselors.

Website: Emancipet
7201 Levander Loop
Austin, Texas 78702

Phone: (512) 587-7729
Emancipet is a non-profit started more than ten years ago with the goal of helping to eliminate unwanted pets by offering low-cost and free spay and neuter services for dogs and cats in the
Austin area. The services provided by Emancipet have grown to include walk-up wellness clinics, microchipping and pet identification, and advocacy efforts. Emancipet offers services through both the stationary clinic located in the Travis County Health and Human Services Department Complex in East Austin and mobile clinics.

Wildlife Rescue
Website: Austin Wildlife Rescue
5401 East Martin Luther King Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78721

Phone: (512) 472-9453
Wildlife Rescue is a non-profit organization that rehabilitates orphaned, injured, and sick wildlife in the Austin area. Wildlife Rescue began in 1977 as a small group of concerned individuals and today is a widespread network of professional rehabilitators and volunteers operating a Rescue Hotline and a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center giving people who live in Austin a resource to contact when they find injured or orphaned animals including birds, deer, raccoons, possums and snakes.