Wet Nose Wednesday - Majic 95.5 FM

Wet Nose Wednesday

Adoptions by Appointments due to COVID-19. Meet Olivia & Apricot!

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Listen to Majic 95.5 on Wednesdays. Ryan, Sheryl and Juliet can help you find and adopt your next wet nose companion thanks to our friends at the Austin Humane Society

The Austin Humane Society is the city’s largest no kill, non-profit animal adoption shelter dedicated to saving Austin’s homeless cats and dogs and educating our community about responsible pet ownership and reducing pet overpopulation.

Shelter Operating Hours:
Monday – Saturday: Noon – 7:00 pm
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 pm

Adoption Center:
124 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 646-PETS
adoption@austinhumanesociety.org
 

Tickets for the 16th Annual AHS Car Raffle powered by Roger Beasley Mazda are now on sale! This is your chance to get behind the wheel of a gorgeous 2019 MX-5 Miata RF Club Coupe in pristine arctic white. Packed with all the bells and whistles, it’s valued at over $33,000! Click here! 

 

April 1, 2020 update:
Life-saving operations continue on w/ Adoptions by Appointments with Virtual Visits.
Safety for the furbabies and theATX community are top priority. Donations are in great need for their care, especially during COVID-19 outbreak.

Olivia is ready to play w/ you ...


Apricot is ready for a FPurrr-ever home... 

March 24, 2020 Update:
Virtual Visits for Potential Adopters due to COVID-19

Life-saving operations will continue at the Austin Humane Society (AHS) in the wake of Mayor Steve Adler’s order to shelter-in-place.“We are grateful to Mayor Adler for ensuring AHS will be able to continue providing life-saving services to animals in our care,” says AHS President & CEO, Frances Jonon. “Safety is our top priority and the community can rest assured our team will be doing  everything it can to work safely while continuing to care for our areas most vulnerable homeless cats and dogs.” “Our community continues to amaze us as they open their homes and their hearts during these incredibly uncertain and stressful times, “ says Jonon.

  • AHS has suspended some services, including our Trap Neuter Return program as well as all volunteer activities.
  • All AHS events have been canceled through May 1st.
  • As adoptions continue, animals currently in foster homes are able to return to the shelter in limited numbers to find forever homes.
  • AHS also continues to accept animals from our shelter partners, including the Austin Animal Center, as space allows.

Additionally, the team at AHS has reworked operations in order to move toward an appointment-only adoption system. This includes, adoption counseling over the phone and virtual visits with potential adopters. “Everything is happening virtually,” says AHS Shelter Manager, Sarah Hammel, who oversees the adoption program. “We’re doing extensive counseling over the phone and then, thanks to technology, we’re able to video chat with families so they can see their new cat or dog, see how it interacts with people, and really get a feel for what they are like while still practicing social distancing.”

Anyone interested in adopting can visit our website at www.austinhumanesociety.org to view our available animals. Then, they can email adoption@austinhumanesociety.org to schedule an appointment.All of these changes are aimed at keeping our team and our community as safe as possible while also continuing our critical work to save the lives of homeless cats and dogs.

Donations are Greatly Appreciated & Needed

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We have seen our world completely change in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. While we are all still adjusting to kids out of school, activities canceled, and parents working from home, one thing hasn't changed, the Austin Humane Society remains committed to fostering a love of animals for our next generation.



If you're going stir crazy w/ the kiddos, making it impossible to get any work accomplished. The Austin Humane Society has launched their most Popular Paw-Some Summer Kids Series sessions to keep your kiddos activce and engaged at home early and online! You can start with the FREE Humane Heroes Workbook. Jam - Paw packed with fun facts, activities and more! DOWNLOAD HERE!

More Paw-some Fun to look forward too:

  • RESCUE READING:
    Every Tuesday and Thursday at 3 pm, log onto the Austin Humane Society Facebook page for a live storytime from AHS! Each session, they will read a few stories and introduce you to one of resident cats or dogs who is waiting to find its forever home. 
  • Humane Heroes Hour 
    Starts March 27th. Every Friday a new release of an activity to enjoy creating w/ the kiddos from home. Making an animal toy, or an animal-themed art project. Snap a photo and share it with AHS. 

Get more Paw-someness in your inbox. SIGN UP for AHS Hero Highlights to get activities, updates and lots more!

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March 18th, 2020 – UPDATE

The Austin Humane Society remains open to the public for adoptions, however, we are updating our adoption procedures in order to limit traffic and continue to focus on the safety of our staff and community. Starting Today, Wednesday, March 18th, all adoptions will be by appointment ONLY. This means you MUST call AHS at (512) 685-0115 or email our team at adoption@austinhumanesociety.org. The adoption team will walk you through the process for the animal you are interested in adding to your family.

At this time, AHS has suspended volunteer activities in order to keep our staff and volunteers safe. There is no timeline on when regular volunteering will resume.

Due to the cancellation of several major AHS fundraisers and community events, as well as some services, we are feeling a financial impact. We’re asking you, our supporters, to make a donation if you are able in order to allow AHS to continue its life-saving work. DONATE HERE!

  • We are reducing some services and non-emergent surrender intakes as we continue to evaluate pulling animals from other shelters.
  • We have suspended our volunteer activities for the safety of all our volunteers and staff.
  • We are limiting the number of staff on-site and encouraging team members to work remotely.
  • We continue to follow CDC recommendations on cleaning and sanitizing the shelter.

Other Questions?

  • Many answers can be found on the website. Otherwise, please call (512) 646-7387 and leave a message. We will try to return your call within 24 hours.

Ways you can help through fostering, adopting, volunteering and donations are greatly needed during this time. Click here for more! 

Here are a few facts you should know about animals and COVID-19:

Things to Know
Austin Humane Society 2020

Make sure you and your family are as prepared as possible. 

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