10 Years of Pet Adoptions at Georgetown Animal Shelter

Sep 24, 2015

"Squirrel," adopted in January, invites you to join the party.
“Squirrel,” adopted in January, invites you to the party

Break open the cat nip and hand out some dog treats. The Georgetown Animal Shelter is celebrating 10 years in its current home on October 17 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Volunteers and staff will offer guided tours and shelter dogs will show off their agility course moves. There will be an Ask the Vet station, story time in the kitten room, refreshments, and a drawing for a $50 PetSmart gift card.

The city shelter moved about 50 yards from its previous location in 2005, thanks to renovations that allowed the shelter to take over a former water utility building.  Renovations since then have added dog runs, dog play yards, a surgery room, and community cat rooms, among other improvements.

Jackie Carey, animal services manager since 2010, said “We are eager to show off how ‘fancy’ our shelter is looking these days with the installation of new kennel floors in 2013 and new floors and paint in our administration building in 2014.  We hear so often how great, friendly, and odor-free our shelter is—a testament to our dedicated staff of employees and volunteers!”

Accomplishments include:

  • Saving 95 percent of all animals that passed through the shelter since October 1, 2014, by adopting them out, returning them to owners, or transferring them to rescue groups.
  • Maintaining the “no-kill” status (defined as euthanizing fewer than 10 percent of adoptable animals).
  • Silver Medal, Best Place to Volunteer in 2014 and 2012
  • Invited consultation by the Humane Society of the United States and implemented recommendations.

Come celebrate our 10th anniversary in our newly renovated building and see what donations and tax dollars can accomplish in a well-managed shelter!

The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter is located at 110 W.L. Walden Drive near the McMaster Athletic Fields. Contact the shelter at (512) 930-3592 or by email at animalsvc@georgetown.org or online at pets.georgetown.org.


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