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Humane Society of Austin & Travis County

Rating: 4.94 stars   16 reviews 1,968

Address:

124 W Anderson Ln Austin TX 78752 USA

Mission:

The Austin Humane Society (AHS) offers comprehensive, humane, life-saving animal services, transforming the lives of animals and those who love them. Because we believe homeless animals deserve a chance to thrive in a loving environment, we offer innovative, nationally recognized programs that save the lives of thousands of dogs and cats each year. AHS’ approach to addressing animal homelessness encompasses both finding animals homes through adoption as well as preventing future homelessness through spay/neuter programs.

Results:

In 2011, we served over 9,000 homeless animals in our community and are striving to reach over 10,000 animals in 2012. Since 2007, we have spayed/neutered over 25,000 feral cats through our Feral Cat Trap-Neuter-Return program.

Geographic areas served:

Austin and Central Texas

Programs:

Adoption, Foster Care, Humane Education for all ages, Feral Cat Trap-Neuter-Return, Emergency Pet Sheltering, Dog Obedience

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512-646-7387
http://www.austinhumanesociety.org

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Reviews for Humane Society of Austin & Travis County

Rating: 5 stars  

Had an absolutely delightful experience adopting my precious dog through the Austin humane society. The adoption staff was friendly and knowledgable and made sure I had all the information I needed in order to make an informed decision. Thanks AHS!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We have a grand-daughter that is disabled. She has encephalopathy. She develops mentally & socially at a much slower pace than normal. She is 4 & 1/2 years old but emotionally, mentally and socially she is about at 10 months of age. She does not walk or talk but is the light of our lives. She had a dog since the day she was born named Dodge. They were inseparable until she turned 4 and Dodge was gone. Dodge was a rescue too. We knew we had to get her another friend so after a while we decided to look. We came to your website and saw you had so many incoming from recent flooding so drove on up. We asked about a few of the dogs and listened to their history before asking to spend time with any of them. Then came Bud's story. First they said he was only 2 years old, house trained - but he had heart worms. They then asked if we wanted to hear any more because most of the time people do not want a dog with heart worms. We said we still wanted to sit with him and see how he did with our grand-daughter. As soon as we sat in that room with him we knew we could not send him back to his kennel. I stayed in the room with him while my husband went to fill out the adoption papers. This is the dog we saw being taken to potty when we pulled up. This was FATE! When you learn that a family member is ill - you don't abandon them - you try to help them. Bud was only 2 and our grand-daughter is 4. We were not going to turn our backs on either of them! They both are the most loving, adorable family members we have. No one is perfect but everyone and every dog needs a loving family! When my husband went to do the papers he said all the volunteers were so happy for Bud and they were surprised we adopted him. We have been home for about a month and started his heart worm treatments (which the Humane Society helped us find a place that works with you on the cost to where you only pay for the medicine). Bud was house trained and he tells you when he needs to go outside, he will even wake you up. He sits on his hind legs and waves both his front paws at you for attention and he will try to talk to you. He loads up in the truck to go bye-bye and will sit between his parents in the front seat. Him and our grand-daughter are both getting used to each others ways but as you can see they are doing fine! I try to make him sleep with me but he prefers his own bed. We are very blessed to have found Bud and we thank Austin Humane Society for all their help in finding the dog we needed and who needed us!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My family and I went to the Austin Humane Society last Saturday, July 9th, to their kitty adoption event in hopes of finding a new family member. We were lucky enough to find Oliver, Christian was his name when we adopted him. We've been there twice before to adopt two other cats on two separate occasions. He's made himself right at home and has been accepted by his two older fur-brothers. Our family is just in love with him! He loves to run around and play, and when he's worn out from that, he loves to snuggle with us and snooze.
Thank you for the opportunity to expand our family! Your volunteers and staff were so nice and caring! We are so happy with our little guy!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Working with the Austin Humane Society was a wonderful experience! They truly saved a dog named Moose who was in very serious condition when he presented to the shelter. Working with AHS was a seamless experience and they are very knowledgeable about each pet, their history and temperament. Moose loves to be under blankets and often you just see his nose sticking out :)
Cecilia Burnside, DVM

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I adopted Tigger 11/5/15. He’s doing great, has been to the eye doctor and no additional problems reported.

He is a joy every single day. He loves my dog Buddy, also an adoptee from Austin Humane Society. Buddy is good with him, but doesn’t want to be best friend – yet.

I talked with one of the volunteers who gave me some information about Emmett (previously Tigger), as she had seen him since he had been brought in. One thing she said was that he didn't seem to want to play - but he does now!

Thanks to the staff and volunteers at AHS, especially for taking in special needs kitties like Emmett.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer with AHS since March 2009, after being a financial supporter for many years. I now train new volunteers in the CAT program, and think that AHS is one of the best shelters anywhere. The staff is incredible, the volunteers amazing, and the animals, well, of course the animals are so very deserving of all we do for them. I am so proud to be part of this incredible group. I love helping people find the perfect pet, and love helping the animals find forever homes. Hooray AHS!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the facility. Space is tight.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer with AHS since March 2009, after being a financial supporter for many years. I now train new volunteers in the CAT program, and think that AHS is one of the best shelters anywhere. The staff is incredible, the volunteers amazing, and the animals, well, of course the animals are so very deserving of all we do for them. I am so proud to be part of this incredible group. I love helping people find the perfect pet, and love helping the animals find forever homes. Hooray AHS!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

AHS is the best! This group spays or neuters our feral kitties at no charge. We do donate to them and also leave a donation at the time they fix our kitties in our neighborhood! This group is helping to lessen the tragedy of animal overpopulation!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Got one of the greatest kitties ever from here. They were very patient with me and allowed me to meet as many kitties as I wanted to! They have small rooms where you can spend time with the animals and get to know them. They are also very knowledgeable about the animals, and were a great help in matching me up with a kitty whose personality was just what I was looking for (very loving and friendly!). I have visited to drop off donations, and also volunteered there in the past. The space is always clean and inviting, the animals are in great shape, and you can really tell they care very much. Can't say enough good things about them!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I went to this Humane Society looking for a new cat friend in my life. I had looked over their web site and had a few cats in mind when I got there. I spent time with the cats I had "previewed" - but they weren't the right fit for me. I spoke with several people there (I am thinking one was an employee, and one a volunteer) and the woman I believe is a volunteer spoke with me for a while to talk about which cat they had would be the right match for me. There was one cat that I had not looked at really, but they brought her to meet me, because her attitude seemed to be the right fit for what I was looking for. Well, the match was perfect, I couldn't have asked for a better cat. Not only did they assist me in finding the perfect ani-pal, the building was VERY clean, the cat in perfect health (I had her looked at by a vet shortly after adopting, just in case!) and everyone there loved the animals. You could just tell by walking in there they all believed in what they were doing and were helping all of their customers with a smile and great advice. Wonderful experience!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

every aspect of my life. The cat they helped to match up with me has been an absolute joy.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Possibly extend adoption hours, other than that, I can't think of anything.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Internet

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Placed an animal companion with me.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so happy with the employees of the Austin Humane Society! They helped me to find a wonderful dog. They are very professional and happy to please. They also seem to know the personality of the animals in their care. AHS will always be my recommendation to anyone searching for a new four-legged family member.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Looking to adopt a family dog.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Wish there were more volunteers and a bigger building.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We just our third cat from AHS. He is a special needs kitty as was our previous one. We received his complete medical history before we completed the initial paperwork and asked AHS to send his x-rays to our vet before we finalized the adoption. This let us all know what we might expect. The vet partnerships the AHS has established gave us much more information ahead of time than we had on our last adoption just 18 months ago.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

adoptions and volunteering

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

work on retaining animal support staff

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

 
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