Austin Pets Alive! | URGENT HEAT HELP

Jun 09, 2022

With upcoming forecasted highs of 105+ degrees, it is much hotter much sooner than we would expect right now! With the strain the extreme heat puts on our animals, staff, facilities, the power grid, and pets in our community, we have activated emergency preparations and need your help. 

Thursday update

Friday update

What We Need Now:

Foster, Adopt or Foster-to-Adopt

Help us get animals into cool homes before a potential heat emergency by visiting our Town Lake location between noon and 6 p.m. to foster or adopt. We also have foster-to-adopt options for dogs and adult cats. And in case you missed it, we’re waiving adoption fees until June 16th for ALL our pets, including our many adorable puppies, seniors and special needs pets!

*Surgery deposits still apply for unaltered animals & fees cannot be waived retroactively for adoption special. 

Make A Gift 

Click here to make a gift to support our heat wave operations which require more time and resources, and help us help other animals needing our help with heat.

What To Know & Share:

How to Protect Pets Near You

Click here for important precautions for keeping pets safe at home, in your community or anywhere you go with dangerous(and potentially deadly) heat. Share this link on your social media or with you friends, family and networks to educate and activate others to help pets in the heat. 

Know Anyone Who Can Help These Other Texas Animals? 

We’re also helping our friends at other shelters facing heat challenges. Here are a few shelters facing extreme heat challenges needing supplies (please send supplies directly to them), adopters or fosters plus pets who need homes most:

San Diego Animal Control – San Diego, Texas
needs: adopters/fosters, misters, flea/tick prevention, dewormer  
contact: Kara Sandoval, [email protected]


San Benito Animal Control – San Benito, Texas
needs: adopters/fosters, misters (send misters to 601 N. Williams, San Benito Tx., 78586 Attn: Animal Control Javier Coronado)
contact: Jaclynn Pope, [email protected]

San Benito

Mission Animal Control – Mission, Texas
needs: adopters/fosters, fans, misters 
contact: Montana Gray, [email protected]


Presidio Animal Shelter – Presidio, Texas
needs: adopters/fosters, Kongs (to freeze for dogs)
contact: Heather Hall, [email protected]


City of Devine Animal Control – Devine, Texas 
needs: adopters/fosters, 4 shade clothes (send to: 303 S Teel, Devine, TX 78016)
contact: [email protected]


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