About Us

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is the only shelter solely devoted to the lost and abandoned animals of Round Rock, Cedar Park, Hutto, Leander, and Williamson County.  

Our Mission is to provide a safe haven, with compassionate and humane treatment, for the lost and unwanted pets in our jurisdiction.

It is our vision to save every healthy and behaviorally sound companion animal; to save all dogs and cats that can be medically treated and behaviorally rehabilitated and who do not pose a public health and safety risk.

The goals in creating a regional animal shelter include:

  • To treat each animal as an individual; 
  • To empower the community to be actively involved in the life-saving efforts by donating, fostering, volunteering, and adopting;
  • To use all necessary resources to assure a live outcome whenever possible; 
  • To alleviate the pain or suffering, medically or behaviorally, of animals; 
  • To protect the health and welfare of the community from zoonotic diseases or animals that pose a safety risk; 
  • To operate with transparency and honesty; 
  • To be advocates for the animals and a resource for the community; 
  • To be cognizant of the operational costs and operate within the budget. 

Save Rate

  • Our Save Rate is determined by "noses in/noses out." We account for every animal that comes into our care. We do not adjust our numbers based on an animal's "adoptability." Each animal we receive is named, cared for, and given the best outcome we can give. 
  • We determine our Save Rate by adding the percentages of animals who died or were euthanized in our care. We then subtract that number from 100. 
  • Our high Save Rate is completely based on Community Support. Together, with the community taking an active role in the shelter, we can save more lives. 
Advisory Committee Members
Position Name
Veterinarian Katrina Breitreiter, DVM
County Municipal Official Danielle Kessler
Involved in Daily Operation of Shelter Alexis Fine
Member of a Welfare Organization Crystal Preston
Resident of Participating Entity Mary Smith


Contact the Advisory Board wcrasadvisoryboard@wilco.org with questions or for Advisory Board Meeting dates.


Shelter Board Members

Board Chairperson 

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Williamson County Commissioner

Board Members:

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City of Round Rock

Christine Valdovino, Court Clerk Administrator
City of Round Rock

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Larry Bond, Lieutenant
City of Cedar Park


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Matt Wojnowski, Assistant City Manager 
City of Hutto

City of Leander

Billy Fletcher, Assistant Chief of Police 
City of Leander



Secretary to Board
Linda Gunter, Administrative Supervisor, WCRAS

Governing Board Meeting Agendas
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Agenda May 31, 20235/26/2023461.28 KBDownload
Agenda Apr 19, 20234/14/202357.08 KBDownload
Agenda Feb 23, 20232/17/202379.95 KBDownload
Agenda Nov 9, 202211/4/202276.52 KBDownload
Agenda October 14, 202210/11/202231.79 KBDownload
Agenda August 3, 20227/29/2022166.37 KBDownload
Agenda April 27, 20224/22/202229.38 KBDownload
Agenda Feb 17, 20222/10/202252.70 KBDownload
Agenda Dec 21, 202112/16/202138.48 KBDownload
Agenda Nov 17, 20216/20/2022619.66 KBDownload
Agenda Aug 18, 20218/17/2021196.41 KBDownload
Agenda April 28, 20218/17/202178.76 KBDownload
Agenda March 17, 20213/14/2021542.84 KBDownload
Agenda October 28, 202010/25/2020357.61 KBDownload
Agenda Aug 31, 20208/26/202059.35 KBDownload
Agenda July 22, 20207/20/2020358.14 KBDownload
Agenda April 22, 20204/17/2020295.77 KBDownload
Agenda March 13, 20203/9/2020159.75 KBDownload
Agenda February 5, 20203/9/202016.26 KBDownload
Agenda July 31, 20191/30/2020264.83 KBDownload
Governing Board Meeting Minutes
Annual Reports
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Annual Report FY 2021-20222/17/20231.40 MB
Annual Report FY 2020-20212/17/20231.77 MB
Annual Report FY 2019-20202/17/2023961.92 KB
Annual Report FY 2018-20192/17/20231.12 MB
Annual Report FY 2017-20182/17/20231.75 MB
Annual Report FY 2016-20172/17/20231.37 MB
Annual Report FY 2015-20162/17/20232.16 MB
Annual Report FY 2014-20152/17/20231.80 MB
Annual Report FY 2013-20141/13/20222.50 MB
Annual Report FY 2012-20132/17/20233.86 MB
Annual Report FY 2011-20122/17/20233.53 MB
Annual Report FY 2010-20112/17/20233.55 MB
Annual Report FY 2009-20102/17/202362.21 MB
Semi Annual Report April - Sept 20082/17/202311.39 MB
Semi-Annual Report2/17/202311.39 MB
Annual Comparisons2/17/202334.50 KB