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    Infectious Disease Prevention Section
    Mail Code: 1927
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite G401
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: (512) 776-7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


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Animal Topics  Virtual Tour: Screen
(Animals, Animal Control, Animal Shelters, Animals in Disaster, Animals in Public Places,     
 Animal Friendly Program,  Animal Ownership, Animal Bites) 


Many shelters interview the applicants who desire to adopt a pet. When shelter employees screen potential adopters, they are trying to ensure the animal goes to a loving home that is prepared to include that pet as a family member for the next 10 or even 20 years.

Shelter employees love animals and don’t want to see them abandoned or relinquished (turned in) a second time. Therefore, many shelters try to make sure the adoptive family has the genuine desire and qualifications to bring another member into their home.

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Adoption | Air | Animal Control | Cleanliness | Cruelty | Dog Kennels & Cat Rooms | Entrance & Lobby | Euthanasia |  Food Prep & Storage | Gift Shop | Grooming | Livestock & Other Animals | Map | Materials | Mechanical Equipment | Office |  Place | Quarantine | Reasons | Services | Size | Socialization Area | Spay/Neuter Myths & Facts | Spay/Neuter Services | Wards

Last updated March 5, 2021