Local shelters offer free pet adoptions
Some local animal shelters are hoping to provide some freedom to cats and dogs.
The Austin Animal Center and the Town Lake Animal Shelter are both offering free pet adoptions Thursday. All adoptions include spaying and neutering, a microchip and vaccinations, all valued at more than $200.
Officials say they hope the promotion will give the pets a forever home.
"You know, for people who want a new pet or feel like it's time for them to bring that new family member in. [We want] to make sure they know we are and were available and make sure they know we have plenty of animals looking for a good home," spokesperson Phillip Goen said.
Both centers are open from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. For more information visit Austinanimalcenter.org.