At last week’s ANA Executive Committee meetings, Lisa
McClain, with FixAustin gave a short presentation on the city’s plans to move
the animal shelter from its current
Austin. Here are some of
the reasons why they are against it:
1. An animal shelter in East Austin prevents affordable
housing and multi-use developments preferred by
2. The current
accessible from all parts of the County.
3. The City conducted no research and did not provide an
opportunity for meaningful public input.
4. There is no confidence in current shelter management.
5. Rebuilding at
6. Most homeless animals do not come from East of 35.
7. The “new” programs planned at the East Austin site do not
justify moving the shelter because those programs could & should have been
implemented at Town Lake – They are not exclusive to the East Austin site.
Read more at FixAustin.org’s website.
Based on Lisa’s presentation, the ANA EC voted to send the following resolution to the City Council:
We, the Allandale Neighborhood Association, resolve to
support FixAustin’s campaign to oppose the City of
Cesar Chavez near
Because we believe having an animal shelter that is
centrally located and highly accessible is integral to reducing the shelter’s
already high kill rate, we oppose the City’s plan to close the Town Lake Animal
Center and replace it with a shelter to be located at 601 Airport Boulevard
near East 7th and 183.