starEmergency Response

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WCRAS will be closed to the public starting tomorrow. But, we are not closed to lifesaving. Please read on to help.

Animal shelters in areas already affected by the novel virus have felt a significant impact. Because of this, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is operating under an emergency plan.

First and foremost, The World Small Animal Veterinary Association and the World Health Organization states that there is no evidence that companion animals can be infected with or spread COVID-19.

The shelter buildings will be closed to the public beginning Thursday 3/19 however, we have made contingency plans for a curbside pick-up process for adopters, fosters, and reunions.

WCRAS will change the hours open to the public to 12p.m. - 4p.m. Sunday through Saturday. We will conduct adoptions, fosters, and reunions by appointment only.

Adoption and Fostering

It is imperative that animals leave the shelter. If you are interested in adopting, view the pets online at http://wilcopets.org and then email [email protected]. You will then receive instructions on how to make an appointment to see the animal.

The shelter is lowering its animal population by 50%. This means adopters and fosters are desperately needed to aid 60 dogs (primarily medium and big) and 30 cats.

If you are interested in fostering, view the pets online at http://wilcopets.org and fill our a foster application here: https://forms.wilco.org/Forms/as_foster_app. Then, email [email protected] for cat fostering or complete this form to find the right foster dog for you: https://forms.gle/MxEGbTCSBcqC3W5QA

To assist with this these efforts, Wag Heaven in Georgetown, TX will provide select Zignature and Essence brand cat and dog food at no cost to individuals who take in a foster cat or dog from WCRAS during the COVID-19 response efforts. Please contact them at (512) 838-3980 for curbside service.

Limiting Intake

The shelter is currently limiting intake to emergency cases because of the potential impact on our ability to care for the animals at the shelter. This inability to care for animals can lead to euthanasia of healthy pets. If an animal needs to be rehomed, please refer to http://pets.wilco.org/Events for resources.

If you found a stray, instead of dropping off the animal at the shelter, please follow the resources on http://pets.wilco.org/Events including scanning the animal for a microchip, caring for the animal in your home, and posting on social media.

If you are looking for your lost pet, please visit http://pets.wilco.org/Events for resources.

More Ways to Help

WCRAS will still accept donations at the Services Building (the single-story, brown building with an entrance off the Inner Loop). Please leave all donations in front of the shelter. Please place linens in plastic bags. We currently need unopened bags of dog food and cat food, canned food, new toys in store packaging, and crates. Monetary donations can be given by clicking the donate button on our website http://wilcopets.org. You can also order from our emergency Amazon Wish List here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/18XF7ZOHK968O?ref_=wl_share

Additionally, even through this crisis, the shelter is still vying for a chance to compete for $500K in the Innovation Showdown. Community members are encouraged to vote for the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter and its partner, Hyperhound, at http://petcofoundation.org/hyperhound.

 

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will do everything it can to help the animals, however, the need for the community’s help is more urgent than ever. Working together, the community can support and save the shelter animals through this desperate and life-threatening situation. Thank you.

 
 

starEmergency Plan to Reduce Intake

peachcovidWilliamson County has declared a disaster for the COVID-19 response.

Animal shelters in areas already affected by the novel virus have felt a significant impact. Because of this, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is operating under an emergency plan.

The shelter is currently limiting intake to emergency cases because of the potential impact on our ability to care for the animals at the shelter. This inability to care for animals can lead to euthanasia of healthy pets. If an animal needs to be rehomed, please refer here for resources.

If you found a stray, instead of dropping off the animal at the shelter, please follow the resources on this page including scanning the animal for a microchip, caring for the animal in your home, and posting on social media.

The shelter is lowering its animal population by 50%. This means adopters and fosters are desperately needed to aid 60 dogs (primarily medium and big) and 30 cats. Sign up to be an emergency foster by emailing Erin at [email protected].

Together, the community can help the animal shelter through this desperate and life-threatening situation. Thank you.

 

 
 

starFound Animals Emergency Plan

Found Animal Resources

Williamson County has declared a disaster for the COVID-19 response. Animal shelters in areas already affected by the novel virus have felt a significant impact. Because of this, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is operating under an emergency plan.

The shelter is currently limiting intake to emergency cases because of the potential impact on our ability to care for the animals at the shelter. This inability to care for animals can lead to euthanasia of healthy pets.

If you found a stray, instead of dropping off the animal at the shelter, please follow the resources on http://wilcopets.org including scanning the animal for a microchip, caring for the animal in your home, and posting on social media.

 

Scan the found animal for a microchip.

Animals can be scanned for a microchip at:

  • Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (call 512-203-2822 for curbside service)
  • Veterinarian clinics
  • Tomlinson’s Feed Pet Stores

Enter the microchip number into http://www.petmicrochiplookup.org/ and call the company that populates from the search. They may have the owner’s information!

 

Make an Effective Flyer for your area and local vets

Make your own using the 5+5+55 Rule

At any typical intersection, you only have five seconds and five words to get your message across to drivers who are passing through the area where the animal was found.

  • Make them GIANT so that people driving by cannot miss them.
  • Make them FLUORESCENT so that the color attracts the attention of everyone.
  • Put them in your yard, major intersections near where you found the animal.
  • Keep them BRIEF and to the point.
  • Let them convey a VISUAL IMAGE of who you found.

Online Searches

Visit PawBoost.com to search their database

Register your found animal on FindingRover.com

Social Media

Report your found animal on these sites:

Nextdoor.com

Craigslist: http://austin.craigslist.org/search/pet

Facebook Groups

Williamson County Texas Lost and Found Pets https://www.facebook.com/groups/605816772852108/

Round Rock Lost and Found Pets https://www.facebook.com/groups/365720663606329/

Leander Lost and Found Pets https://www.facebook.com/groups/2379278852290930/

Cedar Park Lost and Found Pets https://www.facebook.com/groups/cedarparklostandfoundpets/

Lost and Found Pets of Hutto: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lostpetsofhuttotx/

Pflugerville Lost Pets: https://www.facebook.com/PflugervillesLostPets

Liberty Hill Lost Pets https://www.facebook.com/groups/540740079427177/

Dogs of Jarrell https://www.facebook.com/groups/1647946805488761/

Lost and Found Pets in Austin: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Pets-in-Austin-TX/1442262572701212

 

Found pets and the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter

Contact us at [email protected]

Send us the details of the animal type, color, marking, gender, and where s/he was found. Please include a photo. If you need assistance with supplies, please let us know.

Please do not rehome the pet during this emergency situation.

Thank you for all of your help during this emergency situation. 

 
 

starLost Animals Emergency Plan

Lost Animal Resources

Williamson County has declared a disaster for the COVID-19 response. Animal shelters in areas already affected by the novel virus have felt a significant impact. Because of this, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is operating under an emergency plan.

The shelter is currently limiting intake to emergent cases because of the potential impact on our ability to care for the animals at the shelter. This inability to care for animals can lead to euthanasia of healthy pets.

 

Make an Effective Flyer for your area and local vets

Make your own using the 5+5+55 Rule

At any typical intersection, you only have five seconds and five words to get your message across to drivers who are passing through the area where your pet is missing. So:

  • Make them GIANT so that people driving by cannot miss them.
  • Make them FLUORESCENT so that the color attracts the attention of everyone.
  • Put them in your yard, major intersections near where you lost your pet, and in areas of sightings.
  • Keep them BRIEF and to the point.
  • Let them convey a VISUAL IMAGE of what you have lost.
  • More info: Missing Pet partnership: http://www.missingpetpartnership.org/recovery-tips/posters-5555/
  • Your name, address, phone number
  • Proof of ownership such as a photo or vet records
  • Proof of rabies (photo of the pet’s rabies certificate) or provide where the animal received the vaccination
  • Park in the Services Center parking lot (near the brown building). Lot is right off of SE Inner Loop.
  • Call our Curbside Service Number 512-639-1738.
  • We will bring your animal to you.

Create a flyer on PawBoost.com

Online Searches

Visit PawBoost.com to search their database

Register your lost pet on FindingRover.com

Check the website of open-intake shelters

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter services – http://wilcopets.org

Georgetown Animal Shelter – serves the city of Georgetown https://pets.georgetown.org

Taylor Animal Shelter – serves the city of Taylor http://www.ci.taylor.tx.us/404/Animal-Control

Pflugerville Animal Shelter – serves the city of Pflugerville http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/city-government/animal-welfare-services

Austin Animal Center – serves the city of Austin http://www.austintexas.gov/department/animal-services

Social Media

Report your lost animal on these sites:

Nextdoor.com

Craigslist: http://austin.craigslist.org/search/pet

Facebook Groups

Williamson County Texas Lost and Found Pets https://www.facebook.com/groups/605816772852108/

Round Rock Lost and Found Pets https://www.facebook.com/groups/365720663606329/

Leander Lost and Found Pets https://www.facebook.com/groups/2379278852290930/

Cedar Park Lost and Found Pets https://www.facebook.com/groups/cedarparklostandfoundpets/

Lost and Found Pets of Hutto: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lostpetsofhuttotx/

Pflugerville Lost Pets: https://www.facebook.com/PflugervillesLostPets

Liberty Hill Lost Pets https://www.facebook.com/groups/540740079427177/

Dogs of Jarrell https://www.facebook.com/groups/1647946805488761/

Lost and Found Pets in Austin: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-and-Found-Pets-in-Austin-TX/1442262572701212

Contact your microchip company to report your lost animal.

Contact us at [email protected]

 

Lost Pets found at Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter

If your pet is at WCRAS contact us at [email protected] with:

  • Your name, address, phone number
  • Proof of ownership such as a photo or vet records
  • Proof of rabies (photo of the pet’s rabies certificate) or provide where the animal received the vaccination
  • Park in the Services Center parking lot (near the brown building). Lot is right off of SE Inner Loop.
  • Text our Curbside Service Number 512-203-2822.
  • We will bring your animal to you.

When you arrive at the shelter:

  • Park in the Services Center parking lot (near the brown building). Lot is right off of SE Inner Loop.
  • Text our Curbside Service Number 512-203-2822 with your name, who you are picking up, and the type of vehicle you are in (ex: white Honda Fit.)
  • We will bring your animal to you.

Thank you for all of your help during this emergency situation. 

 
 

starEmergency Donation Plan

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Donations must be dropped off outside the front door of the Services Center (brown, single story building).

We will only accept these items:
canned dog or cat food
unopened small bags of dog or cat food
Kongs
stainless steel bowls
wire dog crates
plastic cat kennels
store packaged toys
sheets, blankets, towels contained in plastic bags

We always accept donations on our website, http://wilcopets.org. Donations to the General Fund will help with any need the shelter has.

Thank you for all your help!

 
 

starEvents/Tours

All shelter events, tours, and any community activities have been suspended. We will begin filling our events calendar after the shelter is under normal operating procedures. (We are not scheduling any events/tours/activities at this time.) Thank you for your understanding. 

 
 
 
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