Adopt True Love

Orion is at the Georgetown Animal Shelter, looking for a new home or perhaps a foster home during his heartworm treatment. The Georgetown Animal Shelter is gearing up for a Valentine’s Day themed adoption weekend February 13 – 15 at the PetSmart in Round Rock located at 201 University Oaks Boulevard, Round Rock, TX 78665 (near Ikea off of I-35). Several other adoption partners will join the Georgetown Animal Shelter from 10 a.m. …

Free Spay/Neuter Clinics for Cats

The Georgetown Animal Shelter is again holding three free spay/neuter clinic for cats this spring – March 7, April 4, and May 2. The goal of the clinics is to reduce the cat population in Georgetown.  This is the fourth year that the shelter has offered free spay/neuter clinics for cats. Spay and neuter surgeries and a rabies vaccination will be provided at no charge.…

Think Before You Surrender a Pet

“I’m moving tomorrow, and I can’t take my cat.” “My dog keeps escaping from the back yard.” “The kids don’t play with the guinea pig anymore.” These are familiar refrains at the Georgetown Animal Shelter, the City’s municipal open-intake animal shelter. But animal shelters should be the last resort for pets that depend on their humans to take care of them.…

Art for Animals Postponed to May 9

Originally scheduled for February 7, Art for Animals is being postponed to May 9. Renovations at the animal shelter are displacing staff for 10 days in January and requiring the shelter to be closed during that time. “Normally we are accepting and storing a lot of art and other donations in the weeks leading up to Art for Animals, and that just isn’t practical this year,” according to shelter manager Jackie Carey.…

Animal Shelter Closed Jan. 16-26

The Georgetown Animal Shelter is undertaking some major renovations to the shelter and will be closed January 16-26. The building was used as a pump house by the City until the shelter took over the building in 2005, almost ten years ago, and the floors are badly worn.  Renovations include sandblasting the floors and resurfacing them and repainting the interior of the building.…

Georgetown Animal Shelter Meets No-Kill Goal in 2014

All across Georgetown, tails are wagging and the sound of purrs is emanating from every quarter, as the Georgetown Animal Shelter achieved a significant benchmark. The City shelter achieved a live outcome rate of 90 percent for the 2014 fiscal year, which spanned October 1, 2013 to September 30. This means that the shelter met the common standard for no-kill status, which is a euthanasia rate under 10 percent.…

Dogs and Fireworks Displays Not a Good Mix

Leave your dogs at home. That’s what the City Georgetown Animal Shelter is asking residents to do on July 4. Each year people bring their dogs to the fireworks display at San Gabriel Park, and each year some dogs become petrified and escape from their owners, often with dire consequences. One year, a bolting dog from the park ran across University Avenue causing an accident. …

Vaccine Protects Dogs from Parvo Risk

Recently a number of dogs that were picked up in the southeast side of Georgetown have tested positive for parvovirus, a serious, often fatal canine disease. In the past two months, five dogs have tested positive for parvovirus. All were picked up by Georgetown Animal Services in the southeast area of Georgetown. Dogs that are not confined to a yard can roam and spread the disease through contact with other dogs.…

Semi-Wild Cats Are Ready for Farm Life

Several semi-wild cats at the City of Georgetown Animal Shelter are still looking for a ticket to their next chapter as a barn or ranch cat. These cats are not fully acclimated to life indoors as a house pet, but can still have a good life and earn their keep on a farm or ranch. There are currently eight semi-wild cats at the shelter that need homes in a barn or outbuilding says Jackie Carey, animal services manager.…

Wild Cats Need New Life on the Ranch

The City of Georgetown Animal Shelter is looking for good homes for some semi-wild cats. They are not really suited to indoor living, but can earn their keep and be perfectly happy as barn cats. Jackie Carey, animal services manager, says 19 cats were recently taken from a home in Georgetown. “They’re pretty cats. They’re seal point and lynx point,” says Carey.…