Photo courtesy of Austin Humane Society
Austin Humane Society

Serving Austin since 1952, the Austin Humane Society (AHS) is the longest-standing no-kill shelter in town. AHS transforms the lives of animals and the people who love them through life-saving programs that find animals homes, serve animals and people in times of crisis, prevent future homelessness through spay and neuter, and engage the community to be a part of the solution. 

When you adopt from AHS, you're not only saving a life, you're also saving a lot of money. At AHS, adoption prices vary according to the age, breed, and size of the animal. The most popular breeds have higher adoption fees in order to leave a financial legacy for animals in their program that need specialized medical care or training in order to find a loving home.

AHS has a robust volunteer program with opportunities for cat and dog lovers alike. You can assist with direct animal care, help AHS to end homelessness for pets, or simply serve the Central Texas communities through outreach projects. For more information on how to volunteer, head here.

Austin Humane Society's annual Rags to Wags Gala features unique live and silent auctions, a mouthwatering seated dinner, and a special runway show featuring Austin's celebrities and adorable, adoptable cats and dogs.

For those who prefer furry over fancy, AHS also hosts an annual Puppy Bowl every Super Bowl Sunday, featuring a football-themed, family-friendly tailgate, plenty of adoptable puppies, children's activities, and local vendors. And if you're not looking for an adopt, puppy players are ready to give you all the free snuggles you can handle. Be sure to stay for the puppy MVP battles (Most Valuable Puppies) and the Puppy Player Prediction that happens throughout the afternoon.

Austin Human Society's Heroes of Hope Club are supporters who make annual contributions of $500 or more. Benefits of joining include invitations to exclusive AHS events, sneak peeks at the latest AHS news and special opportunities, and quarterly updates. 

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