The Austin Humane Society (AHS) is the largest, longest-standing no-kill shelter in Austin, Texas. From humble roots as a small organization founded in 1952, they are now a leader in the nation’s largest no-kill community. They currently serve more than 11,000 animals every year through life-saving and life-enhancing programs, including adoption, spay and neuter, and disaster-relief in times of natural and man-made crises, and engaging their community to be part of meaningful and sustainable solutions for animal care.
This grant was made possible thanks to the generosity of Bill L. in memory of his beloved dog Carlos.
The funds will allow Austin Humane Society to improve the health of senior dogs and give them positive adoption outcomes. Specifically, funds will cover the costs associated with completing blood work and analysis on all senior dogs as they come into the shelter, dogs just like Casey (pictured) who arrived at AHS after his owner passed away. This screening will detect health issues as soon as possible and provide a comprehensive medical history to potential adopters of senior dogs. Funds will also help cover any emergency or non-routine medical expenses the increased screening identifies.