Not every cat that lands at the Austin Animal Center is easily and quickly adopted. Many cats who have been surrendered to the shelter are overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of shelter life.
Cats over five years of age, while they still have a lot of life left in them, are often passed over week after week for adoption because adopters deem them “too old”.
Special medical needs such as having only 3 legs or 1 eye are also very often overlooked. Certain medical conditions scare off many adopters even though the treatment of these conditions is very often next to nothing.
The Desperate House Cats Team is a group of volunteers and foster parents dedicated to helping promote this special group of homeless pets living at the Austin Animal Center and in foster homes.
This group takes photographs and videos of Desperate House Cats, creates flyers, and maintains a website (www.desperatehousecats.info). They also organize and hold a monthly adoption event on the 4th weekend of every month.