Many people are enjoying a three-day weekend this Memorial Day. The City of Austin offices are closed, although city pools and golf courses are operating on a regular schedule today.
The Austin Animal Center is open today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It’s holding an adoption special: $35 for all pets one year and older, over half-off its normal $75 fee. Pets five years and older are free. All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
Some 400 kittens are currently at the shelter, a “record number” according to Animal Services Foster Coordinator Sarah Hammond. “The mild winter and the abundance of rain have made for an explosive kitten season,” Hammond says, exasperating the crowding at the animal center. The Austin Animal Center is located at 7201 Levander Loop.
Here's some other openings, closings and service changes:
- The Zilker Botanical Garden and Austin Nature and Science Center are open today during their normal business hours.
- Austin Public Library facilities are closed today, but will reopen tomorrow.
- Capital Metro is operating as a Sunday service level this holiday – that means fewer buses on the road, and no MetroRail service. If you’re heading out, check out KUT News’ information on area road closures.
- Garbage, recycling and yard trimmings pickup will remain on schedule on Monday.