Ways To Help


Friends of the Shelter uses your donations to pay for items and program not funded by the City’s budget or abilities.   The City takes care of the basics – food, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, supplies and other operating expenses. Donations provide those important extras that make a HUGE difference in their comfort at the shelter and their adoptability.

You can help the homeless or displaced animals of Georgetown in a variety of ways!

  • Attend and/or support our big fundraisers, which are organized by the Friends of the Shelter!
    • Art for Animals, held in February.  Our biggest fundraiser, raising about $15,000 annually, this fabulous event features framed artwork and hand-crafted items, along with chocolate, wine and light appetizers. You can donate art or other artsy items for auction, and you will certainly want to attend! Watch for details here.
    • Annual Garage Sale, held in April or May.  You can donate household items beginning February.  When details become available, you’ll see them here.
    • Antiques for Animals, September 20-21, 2014.  This first-time event brings together lots of dealers and collectors from around Central Texas into one venue, with all proceeds benefiting the shelter.  If you are a vendor or want to know the details, check out the event page.
    • Yappy Hours.  The Friends group hosts occasional happy hours such as Pooches & Patron, held at La Playa in Georgetown, and Drink Wine/Save Puppies, most recently held at the Framers Gallery.
  • Buy a Memory Brick in honor of a loved one.
  • The Recycling Opportunities recycling center holds an account in the Shelter’s name, which can be credited when turning cans directly into the center. The center is located at 6920 RR 2338 (in the back of the building, and next door to Castlerock Pet Hospital). They are located 7 miles west of the Interstate on Williams Dr./RR 2338  – 2 miles past Sun City). Their hours are Monday through Friday 9am until 3:30pm and Saturday 10am til Noon. Ask that the donated cans be put on the Animal Shelter account.  You can also bring your cans (bagged) to the shelter, and we will coordinate taking them to Recycling Opportunities.


Volunteering your time is another important way to help to help the animals.  We’ve documented that the euthanasia rate drops when we have more volunteers to help take the animals out to the public at events like the Red Poppy Festival and the Georgetown Christmas Stroll. We have ideas we haven’t implemented because we don’t have enough people to put them into action.  Some programs have gotten bigger and need more people to support them.

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Posted August 20, 2014 by friends