Low cost vaccine clinic for pets

Nala, who was vaccinated before posing in bluebonnets

The Georgetown Animal Shelter will conduct a low-cost vaccination clinic on Saturday, July 29, 8:30-11 a.m.  The walk-in clinic is for cats and dogs. Help protect your pet from diseases they can pick up outside. The clinic is open to all, whether you live in Georgetown or not.

Pets may also get a free microchip with the purchase of any vaccine. No appointments. Cash or check only. The shelter is located at 110 W.L. Walden Drive, Georgetown, next to the McMaster Athletic Fields.

Dog Vaccines:
Rabies $5
DHPP Combo $10 (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parafluenza, Parvo)
Bordetella $5 (Kennel cough)

Cat Vaccines:
Rabies $5
FVRCP Combo $10 (Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia)

All dogs must be on a leash and cats should be in a carrier.  Payment is by cash or check only. (Debit or credit cards not accepted.)

The shelter has committed to offer several more low-cost clinics this fiscal year. The dates of the next clinics are:

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017

For more information, contact the shelter at (512) 930-3592 or by email at animalsvc@georgetown.org. The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter website is pets.georgetown.org.

Georgetown residents: free spay/neuter clinic for cats

The Georgetown Animal Shelter’s free spay/neuter clinic for cats on Saturday, June 24.  The goal of the clinics is to reduce the cat population in Georgetown.  This is the sixth year that the shelter has offered free spay/neuter clinics for cats, and it seems to be making a difference in the number of kittens ending up at the shelter.  It is the final free spay/neuter clinic for the year.

Spay and neuter surgeries and a rabies vaccination will be provided at no charge. Other services available at the clinic include a combo test (feline AIDS/leukemia test) for $20, an FVRCP vaccine for $5, microchip for $10, e-collar for $10, or cat carrier for $5.

Appointments are required for the free clinics, which are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are not necessarily for low-income cat owners. Cats or kittens must be at least three months old.

The clinic is offered only for cats whose owners live in the Georgetown city limits, so bring your driver’s license or other form of ID that shows your current address.

Additionally, the shelter continues to offer low-cost vaccine clinics every few months, which are walk-up clinics for vaccinations only, not spay/neuter surgeries. Dates for the shot clinics can be found at pets.georgetown.org/programs/low-cost-shots-and-neutering/.

Call (512) 930-3592 to schedule your cat for surgery. All spay or neuter surgeries will be done by a licensed veterinarian.

The spay and neuter clinic will be held at the City of Georgetown Animal Shelter 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. The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter website is pets.georgetown.org.

Hops for Hounds June 8

Food, pups and drinks are all you need to help raise funds for the Georgetown Animal Shelter.

Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter is hosting another Hops for Hounds event at Rentsch Brewery, located at 2500 NE Inner Loop, on Thursday, June 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person, and admission fees and a portion of beverage sales will go toward supporting the animals at the Georgetown Animal Shelter. The venue is child- and dog-friendly so bring the whole pack to enjoy Rentsch’s beautiful new taproom and 5,000-square-foot beer garden and patio.

Ticket fees include admission to this private event. Once in, beer from Georgetown’s first local brewery and delicious cuisine from Jimmy Vega’s Smokehouse food truck will be available to attendees for purchase. Only 250 tickets are available. Shelter T-shirts will also be on sale.

Whether you have adopted from us and want to say hi or you just love hanging out and supporting local businesses for a good cause, grab a friend and join us. (If your friend is canine, they must be leashed.)

Beginning in May, tickets will be available at http://friendsofgtownshelter.org/hops-for-hounds and at the animal shelter at 110 Walden Drive. (across from McMaster Athletic Fields). Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

For more information, contact the Georgetown Animal Shelter at (512) 930-3592 or animalsvc@georgetown.org.

 

GTX Residents: Free Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats

Link is a handsome 2-year-old looking for a FURever home.

The Georgetown Animal Shelter’s next free spay/neuter clinic for cats is coming up on Saturday, April 29.  The goal of the clinics is to reduce the cat population in Georgetown.  This is the sixth year that the shelter has offered free spay/neuter clinics for cats, and it seems to be making a difference in the number of kittens ending up at the shelter.  The third and final clinic for this year will be June 24.

Spay and neuter surgeries and a rabies vaccination will be provided at no charge. Other services available at the clinic include a combo test (feline AIDS/leukemia test) for $20, an FVRCP vaccine for $5, microchip for $10, e-collar for $10, or cat carrier for $5.

Appointments are required for the free clinics, which are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are not necessarily for low-income cat owners. Cats or kittens must be at least three months old.

The clinic is offered only for cats whose owners live in the Georgetown City Limits, so bring your driver’s license or other form of ID that shows your current address.

Additionally, the shelter continues to offer low-cost vaccine clinics every few months, which are walk-up clinics for vaccinations only, not spay/neuter surgeries.  Dates for the shot clinics can be found at pets.georgetown.org/programs/low-cost-shots-and-neutering/.

Call (512) 930-3592 to schedule your cat for surgery. All spay or neuter surgeries will be done by a licensed veterinarian.

The spay and neuter clinic will be held at the City of Georgetown Animal Shelter 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. The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter website is pets.georgetown.org.

GTX Residents: Free Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats

Thomas is a sweet mellow kitten looking for a forever home.

The Georgetown Animal Shelter is again holding three free spay/neuter clinic for cats this spring – February 25, April 29, and June 24. The goal of the clinics is to reduce the cat population in Georgetown.  This is the sixth year that the shelter has offered free spay/neuter clinics for cats, and it seems to be making a difference in the number of kittens ending up at the shelter.

Spay and neuter surgeries and a rabies vaccination will be provided at no charge. Other services available at the clinic include a combo test (feline AIDS/leukemia test) for $20, an FVRCP vaccine for $5, microchip for $10, e-collar for $10, or cat carrier for $5.

Appointments are required for the free clinics, which are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are not necessarily for low-income cat owners. Cats or kittens must be at least three months old.

The clinic is offered only for cats whose owners live in the Georgetown City Limits, so bring your driver’s license or other form of ID that shows your current address.

Additionally, the shelter continues to offer low-cost vaccine clinics every few months, which are walk-up clinics for vaccinations only, not spay/neuter surgeries.  Dates for the shot clinics can be found at pets.georgetown.org/programs/low-cost-shots-and-neutering/.

Call (512) 930-3592 to schedule your cat for surgery. All spay or neuter surgeries will be done by a licensed veterinarian.

The spay and neuter clinic will be held at the City of Georgetown Animal Shelter 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. The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter website is pets.georgetown.org.

Animal Shelter: Bring Your Pets Indoors

dog of week 12-01-12-250With an arctic front bearing down on Texas, the Georgetown Animal Shelter wants to remind everyone to take special care of their animals this winter.

The best thing to do is to keep pets indoors during bad weather.  In addition to cold temperatures, the wind chill is dangerous, and pets can suffer hypothermia and frostbite.

For dogs and cats that are left outside all the time, make sure to provide a dry, draft-free shelter that is small enough to hold body heat and large enough for them to lie down. The shelter should have supplemental bedding or auxiliary heat and protection from wind and rain.

“We hope people will take good care of their cats and dogs and other animals because it is the right thing to do, but they should also remember animal neglect or cruelty is a citable offence,” according to shelter manager Jackie Carey.

cat Condilou 3-2-16If you notice a pet in the city limits of Georgetown that is not being properly sheltered, you can report the details to animal control by calling the police dispatcher at 512-930-3510, ext. 6.  (Outside the city limits, contact Williamson County Animal Control.)

For questions, contact the Georgetown Animal Shelter at 512-930-3592 or animalsvc@georgetown.org. The shelter is located at 110 WL Walden Dr. in Georgetown, and their web address is pets.georgetown.org.

Georgetown Animal Shelter Opens Catio

catio-2Cats in Georgetown are purring their pleasure at their new digs.  The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter is having a ribbon-cutting on Saturday, October 29, to celebrate the opening of the Judith Shirven Catio, a newly constructed screened porch for cats.  The ribbon-cutting by Mayor Dale Ross will be at 1:00 p.m. at the Animal Shelter, with tours and cake offered from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Shirven was an early supporter of and volunteer for the Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter, which formed in 2010 to raise funds for the City animal shelter.  Shirven moved to Georgetown in 1999 after living for many years in New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts.  A weaver and crafter, she was also an advocate for animals and left a portion of her estate to the Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter to be used for cats.  She died in 2013, leaving behind two daughters and other family.

The Shirven Catio greatly enhances the lives of cats at the shelter by giving them time outdoors in a safe environment, reducing stress and the potential for illness, and giving them mental and physical stimulation. In addition to the construction of the catio, the $75,000 estate gift allowed for the purchase of elaborate cat furniture – specially designed for cats’ needs and ease of cleaning – as well as glass walls for the cat community rooms and air purifiers.

The Animal Shelter, which is an open admission municipal shelter, recently achieved no-kill status for the second fiscal year in a row, with a save rate of 93.5 percent.  Notably, the shelter returned as many dogs to their owners as they adopted out last year.

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.

Hops for Hounds Oct. 20

todd-bestAle for Australian Shepherds? Beer for Beagles? How about Hops for Hounds?

Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter is hosting another Hops for Hounds event at Rentsch Brewery on Thurs., Oct. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $5 per person, and admission fees and a portion of the sales will go toward supporting the animals at the Georgetown Animal Shelter. The venue is kid and dog friendly so bring the whole pack!

The $5 ticket gets you exclusive admission into this private event, and you pay for your own beer and food. Only 120 tickets are available.

You’ll enjoy:
*Beer from Georgetown’s first, local brewery
*Delicious cuisine from Sweet and Cheesy food trailer
*Shelter t-shirts for purchase
*Fun times with friends, family and furry critters

Whether you have adopted from us and want to say hi or you just love hanging out and supporting local businesses for a good cause, grab a friend and join us. (If your friend is canine, he must be leashed.)

Tickets are available at http://friendsofgtownshelter.org/hops-for-hounds/ and at the animal shelter at 110 Walden Dr. (across from McMaster Athletic Fields). Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Rentsch Brewery is located at 2500 NE Inner Loop in Georgetown.

For questions, contact the Georgetown Animal Shelter at 512-930-3592 or animalsvc@georgetown.org.

 

Animal Shelter Seeks Garage Sale Vendors

For its 17th annual garage sale, the City of Georgetown Animal Shelter is doing things a little differently – hosting spots for other people to sell their treasures.

“Instead of taking donated items and selling them ourselves in the garage sale, we will be offering spots to people who want to sell their own items,” shelter manager Jackie Carey says. “We were struggling to find a place to store donated goods for the two months leading up to the garage sale, so we had to come up with an alternate plan.”

The shelter is selling up to 57 vendor spaces of varying size and location.

  • 8’ x 8’, indoors, $50
  • 8’ x 5’, indoors, $35
  • 18’ x 6’ spot, outdoors shaded, $35
  • 18’ x 6’ spot, outdoors unshaded, $25

There will be 46 indoor spots, most of them 8’ x 8’, and 11 outdoor spots. The outdoor spaces will be on the enclosed patio.  Eight-foot tables may be rented for $10.  Vendors will set up their spots on Thursday, September 22, the day preceding the two-day garage sale.

Sign up to be a vendor and read more details at www.friendsofgtownshelter.org. Reservations must be finalized by September 8.

“I think it will be attractive to people to have a guaranteed spot in a secure, air-conditioned location, and benefit from the name recognition of the shelter’s garage sale,” Carey says.

The garage sale, a benefit organized by the Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter, will be held Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the Community Center in San Gabriel Park.  All proceeds benefit animals at the Georgetown Animal Shelter.

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

Low Cost Vaccination Clinic for Pets

cat 2-6-16 CanklefritzThe Georgetown Animal Shelter will conduct another low-cost vaccination clinic on Saturday, July 30, 8:30-11 a.m.  The walk-in clinic is for cats and dogs.  Help protect your pet from diseases they can pick up outside!

Pets may also get a FREE microchip with the purchase of any vaccine. No appointments. Cash or check only. The shelter is located at 110 WL Walden Dr., Georgetown, next to the McMaster Athletic Fields.

Dog Vaccines:
Rabies $5
DHPP Combo $10 (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parafluenza, Parvo)
Bordetella $5 (Kennel cough)

Cat Vaccines:
Rabies $5
FVRCP Combo $10 (Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia)

All dogs must be on a leash and cats should be in a carrier.  Payment is by cash or check only. (Debit or credit cards not accepted.)

The shelter has committed to offer several more low-cost clinics this fiscal year. The dates of the next clinics are:

  • Saturday, September 24, 2016
  • Saturday, November 19, 2016

For more information, contact the shelter at (512) 930-3592 or by email at animalsvc@georgetown.org. The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter website is pets.georgetown.org.