Long underfunded and understaffed, the city’s animal shelter depends on volunteers to walk, socialize, and dote on the animals under its care. These volunteers and the shelter need all the help they can get from you to help maintain Austin’s status at the largest no-kill shelter in the United States.

Cat of the Week


Isis is the Desperate Housecats Cat of the Week! Sleek and sweet, this gal was brought to AAC with her buddy because the owners’ child was allergic (she had lived with them her entire life). Her owners said that Isis is ‘respectful and plays gently with children and other cats, and is very tolerant around [...]

Dog of the Week


Meet Sammy, our Classic Canine of the Week. Sammy is a neutered 11-year old German Shepard mix. He has EVERYTHING going for him, except a HOME. Sammy is the perfect all around dog, adaptable indoors and outdoors, loves dogs, tolerates cats, people friendly, fits in everywhere – and his age? That’s part of what him [...]

About AAC

Austin Animal Center (AAC) is the largest no-kill shelter in the United States. It provides shelter for over 23,000 animals a year, accepting stray and owner-surrendered animals regardless of age, health, species or breed. The definition of “no-kill” is that at least 90% of the animals that enter the shelter have live outcomes – meaning that they are either adopted, fostered by the community, or transferred to a partner rescue organization. AAC and the Austin community has been meeting the no-kill goal since mid-2011. But meeting this goal is a constant struggle and continually demands the best efforts of the shelter, the volunteers, and the Austin animal rescue community. Won’t you join Friends of Austin Animal Center in helping them to help to save every deserving animal?

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    Top Hat And Tails

    We’re having a party! Join us to celebrate saving over 1,000 cats and dogs through our volunteer-led programs and help us save the next 1,000 and more! We’ll be at the Tillery, 701 E. Tillery Street from 6 PM to 9 PM. Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 if you pay in advance. You [...]

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