Austin Pets Alive! All dogs are expected to be adopted before the freeze.

AUSTIN, Texas – Central Texas is set to hit. The first arctic blast of the winter seasonand local animal shelters are doing what they can to ensure the safety of their animals.

Austin Petes Alive! I, director of public relations Luis Sanchez, said the organization is trying to clean up the Town Lake Shelter in downtown Austin before the temperatures drop, and is speaking out in hopes of getting more people to consider fostering. .

“We have to do a lot to keep them warm here, but it’s not enough,” Sanchez said.

Sanchez said past winter experiences have taught staff to be more “reactive” and take more measures to keep the animals warm, such as covering the kennels to help cool the air. Space heaters and heat lamps inside kennels and extra blankets and jackets. Dogs who need it the most.

However, despite all the extra precautions, Sanchez noted that the best option would be a roof over their heads.

“A home is a better place,” Sanchez said.

APA! There are about 240 to 245 dogs in need of a home, and Sanchez hopes to get most, if not all, of them.

The goal is to get enough dogs out by 6 p.m. Sunday when the shelter closes, and when cold weather is expected to arrive.

With so little time left to achieve that goal, Sanchez knows there’s still a lot of work to be done, and hopes more Austinites are willing to take dogs into their homes.

If you want to help and foster a dog, you can learn more by visiting APA website.

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