Austin Animal Center re-opens animal intake

The Austin Animal Center has re-opened its doors to animals less than a week after over-crowding forced the center to stop accepting new pets.

The center said animal crowding was relieved during Memorial Day weekend when more than 30 pets a day, on average, were adopted and more than 100 pets were placed in temporary foster homes.

"We'd like to thank the Austin community for the outpouring of support to help us with this high animal intake due to extreme weather conditions," Chief Animal Services Officer Tawny Hammond said. "Since the Memorial Day weekend we've had a great turnout of adoptions and fosters come in to assist with our capacity issues.

The Austin Animal Center is reminding the community to keep their pets safe during severe weather and to also call 3-1-1 to file missing pet reports. Residents who have lost a pet should check for any additional information, as well as

The Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop, is normally open from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. daily.