Make Austin a No Kill City

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I'm talking about animals of course. Austin Pets Alive is a non profit foundation dedicated to rescue and adopt out as many animals as it can. Now this awesome organization has sent a proposal to the Austin City Council suggesting they take over the job managing the city's adoption program. They claim that they can make Austin a no kill city for less money than the city government uses now. I personally agree. They adopt out more animals than the Townlake Animal Shelter does. Also they work off of volunteers. The city pays the workers at the shelters, which is not a bad thing, but if you merge both ideas and make good the use of volunteers, more will get done. Townlake Animal Shelter is where Matt and I got Lilly. I love the place, and right now they are only putting down about 30% of animals. With a little push and help I'm positive it can become a No Kill site. On the first of March the Health and Human Services subcommittee voted unanimously to move forward with the Animal Advisory Commission’s (AAC) recommendations. Great day for animal lovers everywhere! It still isn’t finalized yet though. I like dropping by to some of the Austin Pets Alive event in SoCo, and I plan on attending Yuppy Hour (happy hour for us humans) next month, Ill make sure to blog about that! Here are some links if you are interested in reading up on this city proposal.