Georgetown Animal Shelter to remain closed until June 23 due to staff shortages

The Georgetown Animal Shelter says it will remain closed due to continued staffing shortages.

The shelter had previously announced that the shortages were forcing it to close on June 19 and June 20. It had anticipated reopening on June 21 but says it now expects to reopen on Thursday, June 23. The shelter is normally closed on Wednesdays.

The shelter is asking anyone who finds a lost dog or cat to speak with their neighbors and post the lost animal on social media first. 

Residents can also take the animal to a Georgetown fire station to scan for a microchip. The fire stations are not able to take possession of any pets. 

If a found animal has a microchip, firefighters can collaborate with microchip companies, veterinarian offices, and others to obtain the owner’s contact information, according to the City of Georgetown. If owners cannot be reached or identified, fire personnel can give guidance as to the next steps.

The shelter says that if the animal cannot be safely cared for during the closure, residents can call Animal Control at 512-930-3510 next 6.