16,000 animals each year! The Austin Animal Center is truly a special place.
In 2018, Austin, TX celebrated its seventh straight year as the largest no-kill city in the US. Since we’re lucky enough to have our headquarters in Austin we can see that it’s no small feat, so we’re always willing to contribute by regularly donating new and gently-used collars and leashes to the Austin Animal Center.
AAC is the largest animal shelter in the central Texas area and takes in on average more than 16,000 animals a year. 16,000!!! Their animal control officers also make around 30,000 calls each year and in 2016 they had roughly 800 volunteers and 900 foster families. So many people saving lives! They take in all sorts of animals, too, not just dogs and cats. Guinea pigs, hamsters, chickens, pigs, they do it all! AAC goes above and beyond for the city of Austin and all of the central Texas area, and we’re forever grateful for them and what they do.
They have a handful of mission statements on their website, but our two favorites are:
- “To provide public service and a safety net for lost and homeless animals in the community by providing necessary food, water, shelter, and standard municipal veterinary care for animals in need.”
- “To provide animal services to the public in order to educate and prevent animal homelessness and promote humane, compassionate treatment of animals and responsible pet ownership.”
AAC is always in need of donations, both monetary and otherwise (here’s a link to their Amazon wishlist), and for more information on how you can volunteer with AAC click here. To date, we’ve been able to supply them with more than 1,000 of your gently-used collars and leashes.