Texans hit hard by flooding turn out in droves to adopt pets

Hit hard by the effects of recent flooding, the Austin Animal Center  offered pet adoptions for free and asked for volunteers to foster displaced animals.

The shelter had to evacaute about 60 dogs and close its operations this week because of flooding, according to a city news release.

Austin and other cities have been using social media to match lost animals with their owners.

In Austin, the city shelter "lists lost-and-found pets on Twitter with dogs and cats entering the sheter regularly @austinanimals."

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The shelter said the outpouring of support was amazing, with a long line of people waiting outside their door to take in pets.

"For more information, go to www.austinanimalcenter.org, call 3-1-1, or visit www.facebook.com/austinanimalservices for daily animal updates," according to the release.

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Posted by Austin Animal Center on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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