GTX Residents: Free Spay/Neuter Clinic for Cats

cat of the week 11-21-15 cooperThe Georgetown Animal Shelter is conducting its third and final free spay/neuter clinic for cats on June 25. The goal of the clinics is to reduce the cat population in Georgetown.  This is the fifth 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, pain medication for $5, 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.

Low Cost Vaccine Clinic for Pets

dog 2-10-16 DawnThe Georgetown Animal Shelter will conduct another low-cost vaccination clinic on Saturday, May 28, 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, July 30, 2016
  • 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.

 

GTX Residents: Free Spay/Neuter for Cats

cat Condilou 3-2-16The Georgetown Animal Shelter is conducting the second of three free spay/neuter clinic for cats on April 30. The goal of the clinics is to reduce the cat population in Georgetown.  This is the fifth 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, pain medication for $5, 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 third free spay/neuter clinic for cats will be June 25.

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.

“Pets Are Worth Saving” Stickers Alert First Responders

PAWS logo less white space If your house was on fire and you weren’t there, would firefighters know about your dogs or cats in order to try to rescue them?

Or if you had a medical emergency and weren’t able to communicate, would EMS know to look for any pets to make sure someone takes care of them while you’re at the hospital?

Georgetown Police and Georgetown Animal Services recently introduced a new program called “Please PAWS: Pets Are Worth Saving,” designed to make sure your pets are rescued if there is an emergency. A sticker with a red stop sign and the “Please PAWS” symbol on it in a front window alerts emergency officials that you have a pet in your home.

The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that one out of four people in the United States own at least one dog. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates that police and other first responders encounter an animal on one out of every three calls, whether stray animals or owned pets.

“We had a situation a while back where a woman was transported to a local hospital and admitted,” says Capt. Evelyn McLean with the Georgetown Police Department. “We were unaware that the woman had two dogs crated in her garage until a neighbor called a couple of days later saying she could hear the dogs. If she had a PAWS sticker displayed, we may have located the dogs the night she was transported and we could have made arrangements with Animal Services to care for the dogs.”

The stickers also can serve to alert police officers responding to a residence so that they know of any animals they may encounter if they enter the home. Awareness of animals can lower the risk of bad outcomes from an animal that might be threatened by a stranger entering the home.

The “Please PAWS: Pets Are Worth Saving” stickers are an effort initiated by Capt. McLean and Animal Control Officer Kelly Thyssen. “We believe that a first responder’s heightened awareness of pets, especially canines, in a home will hopefully decrease negative and potentially dangerous encounters,” says Thyssen.

The Please PAWS stickers are available for no charge at the Georgetown Public Safety Operation and Training Center, the Georgetown Animal Shelter, and directly from animal control officers in the field.

The City of Georgetown Police Department is located at Public Safety Operations and Training Center at 3500 DB Wood Road, which is next to Fire Station 5.  Contact the department at (512) 930-3510 or by email at pd@georgetown.org.

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. The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter website is pets.georgetown.org.

Low Cost Vaccine Clinic for Pets

The Georgetown Animal Shelter will conduct its first low-cost vaccination clinic of the year on Saturday, March 26, 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, March 26, 2016
  • Saturday, May 28, 2016
  • Saturday, July 30, 2016
  • Saturday, September 24, 2016
  • Saturday, November 19, 2016

Find out more at pets.georgetown.org.

GTX Residents: Free Spay/Neuter for Cats

cat of the week 11-21-15 cooperThe Georgetown Animal Shelter is again holding three free spay/neuter clinic for cats this spring – February 27, April 30, and June 25. The goal of the clinics is to reduce the cat population in Georgetown.  This is the fifth 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, pain medication for $5, 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.

10 Years of Pet Adoptions at Georgetown Animal Shelter

"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.

 

Pet Vaccination Clinic Sept. 26

shot clinic photoThe Georgetown Animal Shelter is conducting another walk-in low-cost vaccination clinic for cats and dogs. It will be Saturday, September 26, 8:30-11 a.m. 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, TX 78626. You do not have to live in Georgetown to participate.

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)

dog of week 9-05-15 webAll 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 date of the next clinic is Saturday, November 19, 2015.

The Georgetown Animal Shelter is located at 110 W.L. Walden Drive next to the McMaster Athletic Fields. The shelter’s web page is pets.georgetown.org.

 

Animal Shelter Seeks Donations for Garage Sale

YardSaleDonationsDogSignStarting on Saturday, August 8, the City of Georgetown Animal Shelter is accepting donations for the Annual Garage Sale, a benefit organized by the Friends of the Georgetown Animal Shelter to be held in September.

Bring donations to the front door of the former Georgetown public library building at 808 Martin Luther King, Jr. Street.

Donations can be delivered on Wednesdays or Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through September 16 . Volunteers will be available to accept donations at these times, and donation receipts will be available.

New or gently-used furniture, decorator items, bicycles, antiques, and collector items are good items to donate, according to Jackie Carey, animal services manager. Note that clothing items, televisions, and computers are not accepted.

Breaking from tradition (and contrary to information already published in the Reporter mailed with utility bills), the 16th annual Georgetown Animal Shelter Garage Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 18 and 19 at the former library at 808 Martin Luther King, Jr. Street.  Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.  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.