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Animal shelter still in need of supplies

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is seeking donations, volunteers and fosters as shelter staff and nonprofit agencies continue their response to an emergency animal intake from last week.

Almost 200 animals were seized from a residence in Buda. The case remains an active investigation, though no charges have been filed as yet against anyone in the home. A disposition hearing is currently scheduled for today before Justice of the Peace Pct. 5 in Buda

Due to the influx of animals and the care required, the shelter will be open for adoptions and reclaims from 1-6 p.m. today and Friday. Shelter staff expect modified hours to be in effect for the next one to two weeks.

Volunteers and fosters

The shelter is currently in need of volunteers to help clean adoptable animals. Volunteers, both new and existing, who are interested in assisting at the shelter should contact AIR, Animal Investigation and Response.

People interested in fostering animals should contact Paws at


Animal shelter staff continue to establish a long term plan for rescued animals for the duration of the case, and AIR is coordinating efforts for placement of animals from the shelter.

Normal hours of operation for the shelter will be delayed as it is at maximum capacity.  As a result, shelter operations will remain limited to reclaim and adoption until more space is available for animal intake. Staff also continues to work with PAWS to place animals and for immediate foster interests. 

 Found pets

The shelter is asking the public to please hold onto stray or found animals if possible and check back with the shelter next week to see if space is available. Also, they should post a FOUND Report and review LOST reports on our website.

Donation needs

  • Disposable  heavy grade aluminum pans (12.75x10.3 in)
  • Disposable paper food trays (concession food style)
  • Ferret hammocks
  • Cat/kitten toys
  • Puppy pads
  • Pine/cob/pellet litter
  • Kitten food
  • Adult cat food
  • Senior cat canned food
  • Small (pint) stainless steel water bowls
  • 36 in (LARGE) collapsible black wire crates (new/used)
  • PetSMart/Tractor Supply gift cards

Dog food is not needed at this time. The shelter has received a great quantity of dog food this week.

The SMRAS team thanks the community for such fantastic support during this busy time!

San Marcos Record

(512) 392-2458
P.O. Box 1109, San Marcos, TX 78666