Austin Humane Society hopes to adopt out 100-plus pets


KATE:TOMORROW KXAN IS TEAMING UP WITH SEVERAL AUSTIN AREA SHELTERS AS PART OF A NATIONWIDE MEGA-ADOPTION EVENT KNOWN AS CLEAR THE SHELTERS. ONE OF THOSE SHELTERS IS THE AUSTIN HUMAN SOCITEY — AND ERICKA MILLER IS HERE WITH A SPECIAL FRIEND — DOTTIE.-TELL US ABOUT THE PET YOU BROUGHT TODAY.-HOW MANY PETS DO YOU HAVE AT THE SHELTER RIGHT NOW THAT ARE READY FOR ADOPTION? -HOW HARD IS IT TO ADOPT A PET FROM THE SHELTER?ADOPTING AN ANIMAL AT THE AUSTIN HUMANE SOCIETY IS A SIMPLE PROCESS, AND WE HAVE A DEDICATED STAFF OF ADOPTION COUNSELORS TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS.HOW TO ADOPT AN ANIMAL AT AHS1. BROWSE THE ANIMALS ONLINE OR JUST STOP IN DURING OUR SHELTER HOURS.2. FILL OUT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION, THEN GET TO KNOW THE ANIMAL. PLAY WITH THEM, TAKE THEM FOR A QUICK WALK, OR JUST SIT WITH THEM.3. TALK TO YOUR ADOPTION COUNSELOR ABOUT THE ANIMALTHEIR PERSONALITY, THEIR HISTORY, WHAT TO EXPECT, ETC. 4. ONCE YOU’VE DECIDED TO ADOPT, YOU’LL FILL OUT THE PAPERWORK ONSITE AND GO HOME THAT DAY! (PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE ADOPTING A DOG AND OWN A DOG ALREADY, YOU’LL NEED TO SET UP A DOG INTRODUCTION ONSITE AT AHS)5. ENJOY YOUR LIFETIME OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. -WHAT OTHER ANIMALS ARE THERE OTHER THAN CATS AND DOGS?-WHY DO ADOPTION FEES VARY BETWEEN ANIMALS?WHEN YOU ADOPT FROM AHS, YOU’RE NOT ONLY SAVING A LIFE, YOU’RE SAVING MONEY. IN FACT, WHEN YOU ADOPT FROM AHS, YOU’RE RECEIVING OVER $430 WORTH OF SERVICES INCLUDED IN YOUR ADOPTION FEE!AT AHS, OUR ADOPTION PRICES VARY ACCORDING TO THE AGE, BREED, AND SIZE OF AN ANIMAL. OUR MOST POPULAR BREEDS HAVE HIGHER ADOPTION FEES IN ORDER TO LEAVE A FINANCIAL LEGACY FOR ANIMALS IN OUR PROGRAM THAT NEED SPECIALIZED MEDICAL CARE OR TRAINING IN ORDER TO FIND A LOVING HOME. CHECK THE PROFILE OF A SPECIFIC ANIMAL TO DETERMINE THEIR ADOPTION FEE. ADOPTION FEES VARY FOR EACH ANIMAL. PLEASE VISIT THE ANIMAL’S BIO PAGE TO VIEW ADOPTION PRICES.-WHAT DOES THE ADOPTION FEE COVER? CURRENT VACCINATIONS SPAY/NEUTER SURGERY MICROCHIP & CHIP REGISTRATION DEWORMING FREE WELLNESS EXAM ADOPTION HEARTWORM TEST(WHEN APPLICAPABLE) BASIC LIFE SKILLS TRAINING FOR DOGS SOCIALIZATION DOG FOOD SAMPLE LOCAL PET STORE & SERVICE DISCOUNTS-WHAT DO PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW BEFORE ADOPTING A PET? -HOW ELSE CAN PEOPLE HELP THE

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