Austin Animal Center runs the largest No Kill municipal animal shelter in the United States, providing shelter to more than 18,000 animals each year and animal protection services to all of Austin and Travis County.
The Austin Animal Center is an open-intake facility where lost and surrendered animals from all of Travis County in need of shelter are accepted regardless of age, health, species or breed. The goal of the Austin Animal Center is to place all adoptable animals in forever homes.
With the goal of finding loving homes for all our adoptable pets, we rely on foster families, volunteers, adopters and community and rescue partners to fulfill our mission.
In addition to completing thousands of adoptions each year, we provide a safe place for animals in need, conduct education and outreach programs, and respond to animal-related issues in the community.