In May of 1993, a group of women came together to rescue a tiny Chihuahua called Keller, who was born with no eyes. The spirit of that little dog sparked a desire to help lost, abused, and abandoned animals in Austin and surrounding counties and started what is now Animal Trustees of Austin.
Since then, the organization has grown to include clinics for both wellness and spay/neuter services, provides a variety of programs for animal welfare, and hosts several fundraising events for animal lovers throughout the year.
In an effort to end the crisis of animal overpopulation, the Spay/Neuter Clinic has safely performed over 85,000 surgeries since March 1997, and our Wellness Clinic, begun in June of 2002, has provided services to over 131,000 animals.
Additionally, Animal Trustees of Austin has been chosen to be a part of the ASPCA’s Mission: Orange program, a focused effort to create a country of humane communities where animals receive the compassion and respect due to them. The ASPCA targets communities nationwide by including and cooperating with area animal-welfare agencies and organizations. ATA is proud to be a partner organization in ASPCA’s Mission: Orange program in Central Texas along with Town Lake Animal Shelter, the Austin Humane Society, and EmanciPET.
Animal Trustees of Austin, Inc. is a 501©3 tax-exempt, non-profit animal welfare organization.