On March 14, 2007, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter opened its doors. The shelter will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Friday, March 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. by hosting a birthday party with refreshments at the shelter. In addition, in honor of their first year of operation, the shelter is reducing the adoption fee for all cats and dogs to $60 from March 8 to March 16.
Since its opening, the shelter has cared for 6,767 animals, reunited 861 pets with their families and provided 2,304 shelter animals with new homes. In addition to these services, the shelter has encouraged responsible pet ownership through promoting having pets neutered or spayed and installing microchips to identify lost animals. Recently, the shelter was able to offer free spay/neuter services for feral cats and cats belonging to low income families during their Spay Cat Day.
The shelter takes very seriously its role in improving the lives of Williamson Countyâ€™s four-legged inhabitants, and for this reason they also strongly encourage pet owners to be responsible in the vaccination and licensing of their animals. They support the Trap-Neuter-Return efforts of local groups for feral cats.
The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shelter is located at 1855 S.E. Inner Loop in Georgetown. Adoption fees are $85 (except during the promotional period) which covers basic vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries, and a microchip. In addition, for dogs it will include heartworm screening and for cats FIV/FeLV testing. To reach the shelter from IH-35, take Exit 259 and go east two miles. The shelter is located on the north side of the road just east of FM 1460. For more information, call 943-3322.