Williamson County Animal Shelter offering ‘name your price’ adoptions amid critical capacity

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) – The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is seeking solutions to ongoing capacity issues.

The shelter will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will reopen on Friday, offering “name your price” adoptions for all medium and large adult dogs and cats through Dec. 4. Small dogs, puppies and kittens cost $75 to adopt.

WCRAS is also looking for foster families to make room for the animals. The shelter offers a two-week foster program as well as a “Home For The Holidays” program to encourage medium and large dogs during the holiday season.

You can join the WCRAS foster team by filling out this registration form, then choose a dog to take home for the holidays. You can adopt your foster family if it turns out to be a perfect marriage. Otherwise, you bring it back to the shelter. The promotional program runs until January 2.

Just last week the shelter said its capacity was “unsustainable” and asked the community for help after taking in double-digit animals six days a week.

April Peiffer, the shelter’s community programs coordinator, said the shelter had experienced critical capacity levels since around June, with little relief since then. Typically, critical levels are seen every year, but they usually come and go.

“This year has been exceptional in that there has just been no ebb, and everything is fluid,” Peiffer said.

Email [email protected] to schedule an appointment with your dream pet, and walk-in visits are also welcome between noon and 6 p.m.

Visit wilcopets.org for an overview of all adoptable pets.

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