Want to add a furry friend to your family? Look no further than these Austin animal shelters for a pet available for adoption. Many animal shelters in and around Austin are still working to fulfill adoptions.
Over 6 million companion animals are surrendered or taken in each year by adoption facilities nationwide, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, only around half of all animals are adopted each year, ASPCA data shows. On a search for a new friend? Consider beginning at a local rescue center like New Hope Animal Rescue Nfp, where Ernest the cat is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in appropriate homes.
With help from our friends at Petfinder, Patch has compiled this week’s list of animals available for adoption near you. Whether you’re looking for cuddles or companionship, one of these animals could be the perfect fit for your family.
Click on any listing for more information about a pet or to start the adoption process.
Editor’s note: This list was automatically generated using data compiled by Petfinder. If you’re a local shelter looking to see your adoptable pets appear on Patch, you’ll need to list them through Petfinder. All readers are encouraged to report errors or other feedback to [email protected]