“Good Stuff Going On In Williamson County”

Posted in Animal Shelter, Williamson County at 11:21 pm by wcnews

Many times, we focus too much on the problems in Williamson County and not the successes. Today we received and email at EOW that highlights on of those successes. The email is from the Humane Society of Williamson County. The email is below. Thank you for the information and we’re happy to pass it on.

I wanted to let you know that there is some good stuff going on in Williamson County- of course it is outside the happenings of the government but I wanted to let you know about it since you have taken an interest in the Williamson County Regional Shelter happenings.

For 15 years the government of Williamson County sub-contracted much of its animal sheltering responsibility to the Humane Society because it did not have a shelter of its own. When the Williamson County Regional Shelter opened its doors in March, the county discontinued its contract with the Humane Society. The Humane Society took advantage of this opportunity to “re-invent” itself as a no-kill shelter. We have no affiliation with the Regional Shelter organization!

The Humane Society of Williamson County is working to keep animals out of municipal shelters, either by taking in animals that citizens can no longer care for or by pulling animals out of shelters like the Regional Shelter if we belive they are at risk of being euthanized. We then take care of those animals until the animals find permanent homes. Our goals for this year are to adopt out 2,400 animals, perform 2,500 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, and host 15 low-cost vaccination clinics. We are having a huge positive impact on Williamson County!

I want your readers to know that these shelters are two separate organizations and that they should tell their friends and family to come adopt a dog or cat from us. Thank you!

We also had an event this weekend to publicly announce our no-kill status, even if we have been no-kill for several months already. Here’s the press release.

Press release below the fold.


This past weekend the Humane Society of Williamson County hosted a Grand Re-Opening to celebrate its transition to “NO-KILL”, August 10 -12, 2007. The Humane Society is located on 22 acres in Leander. Highlights of the weekend included a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce and a few words from Leander Mayor John Cowman. The Humane Society also unveiled its new logo and new website. Staff and volunteers gave tours of the shelter, showed movies that have recently been produced about HSWC animals, and micro-chipped dozens of pets. The event gave many supporters a chance not only to meet the Board of Directors but to get acquainted with the wonderful staff members who care for the precious animals. There were many families who left with a new four-footed member of the family!

The Open House also highlighted the new mission of the Humane Society of Williamson County—to provide innovative programs and services to eliminate pet overpopulation and to improve the lives of pets and people in Williamson County. In order to achieve this mission, the Humane Society will continue to expand services around three important areas: High Volume Adoptions, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter and Pet Retention by helping families keep their pets.

The Humane Society’s vision is a community where every pet has a lifetime home –we are constantly working to build stronger partnerships with all shelters and animal groups in the County to bring this vision to reality. Special thanks goes to all the sponsors who donated to make this MOMENTOUS OCCASION a success.

Please help to achieve the “NO-KILL” mission by donating generously. Your tax deductible gift can be sent to:

The Humane Society of Williamson County
10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway
Leander, TX 78641

For more information, call (512) 260-3602 or visit our website at www.hswc.net.

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