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Keep Austin Adopting: Free Adoptions During ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon



The Austin Animal Center and the Austin Humane Society are joining forces this weekend to help find homes for more than 500 homeless animals October 17-18, 2015 during the ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon event sponsored by Subaru. Animals will be available at partner locations including Austin Animal Center, the Austin Humane Society, the Sustainable Food Center’s Downtown Farmers’ Market, Blue Cat Café, and select PetCo and Petsmart stores. All adoption fees for ready-to-go pets will be waived and each adoption includes spay/neuter surgery, leash, collar, ID tag, microchipping, and vaccinations.

Austin Animal Center has more than 350 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens ready for adoption. The center is located in East Austin at 7201 Levander Loop and will be open from 11 AM to 7 PM on both days. The adoption special will also apply to all pets at the overflow kennels at Town Lake Animal Center at 1156 W. Cesar Chavez St. The facility is also open daily from 11:30 AM to 7 PM daily.

Austin Humane Society has set a goal of finding homes for over 325 animals this year. Located in North Austin at 124 W. Anderson Lane, the Austin Human Society will be open from NOON to 7 PM on both day. AHS also will be adopting cats at the new Blue Cat Café in East Austin on Sunday, October 18 to help increase adoptions.

Austin Humane Society, 124 W. Anderson Ln. Sat & Sun 12 NOON – 7 PM
PetCo Arboretum, 9828 Great Hills Trl., #400. Sat & Sun 9 AM – 9 PM
Petsmart Ohlen, 1628 Ohlen Rd. Sat & Sun 9 AM – 9 PM
Petsmart Parmer, 12901 N I-35, Bldg. 7 Ste. 700. Sat & Sun 9 AM – 9 PM
SFC Farmers’ Market, Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe St. Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM
Town Lake Animal Center, 1156 W. Cesar Chavez St. Sat & Sun 11:30 AM – 7 PM
Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Lp. Saturday 11 AM – 7 PM
Blue Cat Café, 95 Navasota St. Sunday 9 AM – 9 PM

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To kick off the weekend, South Austin Brewery with host an Ales & Tails kick-off party from 5:30-10 PM with live music, drink specials, and adoptable pets.

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South Austin Brewery presents Ales & Tails

South Austin Brewery kicks off the Humane Society’s Mega Match-A-Thon adoption weekend with $4 pints of beers, live music by Sic Pop, Way Past Yonder and the Crimson Devils, adoptable pets and food from One Taco. A portion of proceeds from this event will go towards the Humane Society. South Austin Brewery, 415 E Saint Elmo Rd, Austin TX 78745. Friday, October 16, 2015. 5:30 PM. FREE.

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Chase is the founder and Creative Director of, former host and Executive Producer of OutCast Austin, an award-winning LGBT weekly radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin. In 2011, he was named the Critics Pick for 'Most Gaybiquitous' in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin. In 2012, CultureMap Austin named him one of Austin's Top LGBT bloggers and he received the AGLCC's Chamber Award for Social Media Diva.

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