Austin Local News
Community saves 100 cats from euthanasia
Scores of families, pet lovers, and more wrapped around the Williamson County Animal Shelter, to save a cat or kitten from almost certain death. Shelter officials reported it launched an emergency $1 adoptathon in an effort to adopted out at least 100 cats and kittens. They ended up finding 123 felines a new home.
Due to being overwhelmed by the sheer number of cats packed in the shelter's pens, officials reluctantly decided if adoptions did not come through, 100 felines would have to be euthanized.
The Shelter's Misty Valenta said she put the call out August 9th, the shelter would host $1 adoptions to try and avoid that fate, she added the shelter has not euthanized any animal in its care for six years, and for the next few days the shelter was also packed with people looking to adopted. At one point she added, the shelter actually ran out of cats. Because of that turn out, the shelter no longer has a need to euthanize any animal.
Valenta said, the shelter has not needed to put down an animal in six years and it is because of the community's support, she continued, that the shelter is able to to operate as such.