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Humane Society Loses Air Conditioning

Photo by Nasha Lee for KUT News
A dip in relatively cool Lady Bird Lake might have been a dream for the dogs & cats at the Austin Humane Society's adoption center. The facility's air conditioning went out Sunday, prompting the society to offer free adoption through Monday evening.

If you think you're hot, try going through the heat wearing fur.

The air conditioning system at the Austin Humane Society was damaged when a transformer located near the shelter blew Sunday, as the temperature soared to an all-time record-tying 112 degrees.  On Sunday, the 112 degree temperature tied the record for the hottest ever day in Austin. 

In response to blown A/C, the Humane Society is offering free adoption for the animals currently housed at their adoption center, 124 W. Anderson Lane. The offer lasts through Monday evening at 7:00.

On Sunday, lines of people brave the heat to adopt animals from the shelter.  By the end of the day, 34 animals had been adopted, according to the society Facebook page. Damages to the air condition unit ran about $12,000. It was partially repair by Sunday evening, but 184 animals were only being cool by fans and ice.