Austin Pets Alive! | Letter from Dr. Jefferson: Tornado Help

Mar 22, 2022

I hope this finds you and yours safe after last night’s scary weather event.

With multiple tornado touchdowns in Central Texas and morning reports today of damage, we wanted to reach out to let you know how we fared and what we’re doing to support response efforts.

Firstly, our animals and facilities were unharmed. Our Town Lake Animal Center (TLAC) shelter, which as you probably know faces challenges, weathered the storm well! With our recent equipment upgrades and overnight staff additions, the teams were able to prepare the animals and facility ahead of the weather, as well as quickly mitigate any pooling water as storms hit our area. Thank you to our amazing staff and volunteers on the ground last night.

Secondly, Austin Pets Alive! is offering assistance to local, county, and state government emergency operations teams as they assist with recovery efforts following yesterday’s tornadoes. We are concerned that many pet owners could be facing difficulties and pets could be struggling, displaced, and at risk. Through our Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (P.A.S.S.) program, we will assist with finding temporary homes, food, and other pet need for people with pets affected by the tornadoes.

Need help?

Need help or know someone who needs help with pets affected by last night’s tornadoes? Email us at [email protected] or call us at 512-961-6519.

Want to help?

Join P.A.S.S.

Our P.A.S.S. program, which we coordinate our community crisis response through, depends on peer-to-peer support so we are always looking for those willing to help other Austinites to join our Facebook group. Join us today to support our post-tornadoes response efforts for Austin-area people and pets.


You can also support all of our in-house programs, services, and support for people and pets in need by making a donation here.

Thank you for all you do to support people and pets!

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