Humane Society Of Austin & Travis County

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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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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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Rating: 5 stars  

I web for the Fathers Day special for a kitten. They were very knowledgeable and kind. Their judgement call the only one for a first time pet owner was perfect! I plan on adopting again soon! I highly recommend AHS!

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

Austin

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

Have hours open on Tuesdays.

 
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