Animal shelter seeks
fosters for healthy dogs
The Austin Animal Center, at 7201 Levander Loop, saw an increase in canine distemper cases and is in need of the community’s help to move healthy dogs out of the shelter and into foster or adoptive homes to separate and create isolation space for sick dogs.
Distemper is spread in ways similar to the common cold and is not related to the water boil notice affecting Austin. The center has seen 40 confirmed distemper cases since August. Shelter staff have put additional disease control measures in place to mitigate the risk of spreading the virus, but with the shelter constantly operating at capacity, creating isolation space has become increasingly difficult.
To create that space, the shelter needs 100 healthy dogs to move into foster or adoptive homes as soon as possible. First-time fosters can visit the shelter from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily to sign up and bring a dog home.
In addition to seeking foster and adoptive homes, the center is asking the community to help by temporarily keeping found dogs, rather than bringing them to the shelter. Finders can create a found report at bit.ly/1IyYX0G, create flyers and social media posts to find the dog’s family.
Fire prevention event
Saturday at library
Firewise Communities will host the “Wildfire in Central Texas: What You Can Do to Reduce the Risk to Your Home” presentation from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Laura Bush Community Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.
Presentations will be by Kelsey Davis, wildland urban interface specialist with the Texas A&M Forest Service; and Chief Buddy Crain of the Ce-Bar Fire Department.
Information will be presented on wildfire causes and history in Central Texas, local response to a wildfire, a description of the Firewise program and information about landscaping and home construction.
screened for free Sunday
Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will sponsor a free screening of “The Mark of War” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Austin Film Society, 6259 Middle Fiskville Road.
“The Mark of War” is a documentary feature film that combines archival footage with personal interviews from seven Vietnam veterans who discuss their lives from childhood through boot camp, combat, the culture wars at home and the return to civilian life.
A question-and-answer session with director Ricardo Ainslie will take place after the screening.
For information: 512-440-1991.
fall rain barrel program
The city of Round Rock announced it is working with Round Rock Public Utilities on a fall rain barrel program.
Rain barrel pickup is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 at Dell Diamond’s northeast parking lot, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd. The deadline to order a rain barrel is 11 p.m. Nov. 11. There is no limit on the number of barrels one can purchase.
Buyers do not have to be a city of Round Rock water customer to purchase the $72.50 barrels; however, direct city of Round Rock water customers may qualify for a rebate on the purchase of barrels from the water conservation program.
For information: rainwatersolutions.com/products/roundrock.
Open house Monday
on survey results
The city of Georgetown will host an open house meeting from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers, 101 E. Seventh St., to discuss the results from the city's historic resources survey and in the historic overlay districts.
The results of the city’s outreach efforts will be used to make decisions regarding what is working and any improvements that are needed for the development process related to historic properties.
For information: historic.georgetown.org.
Falltober takes place
Sunday at church
One Chapel Lake Travis, at 22800 Texas 71 West, will present Falltober III from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
The event will feature a Ferris wheel, a classic car show, trunk or treat for the kids, bounce houses and tacos, burgers and other fair food like cotton candy and kettle corn.
For more information: 512-344-9777.