We mourn the loss and celebrate the life of our dear friend, Beverly Williams.

Dear Friends,

I am sad to tell you that Beverly Williams, longtime Animal Trustees board member and volunteer, passed away at her home on Dec 26th.

Beverly was 85 yrs old and was a force for animal welfare in our community. She was first and foremost a dedicated advocate for animals and was instrumental in the opening of the Animal Trustees Clinics and served as our first Volunteer Coordinator. Bev was a true champion for cats and dogs, operating a pet food pantry out of her garage for years that was the only food for many pets; feeding, caring for and transporting feral cats to be sterilized; and transporting injured animals to ATA for veterinary care were a few of many of the ways she served the animals.
She did this all well into her 80’s.

I am very proud to have known Beverly for over twenty years and to have had her as part of our Animal Trustees Family for most of that time. To honor her legacy, we are establishing the Beverly Williams Memorial Fund for Cats. This fund will provide whatever is needed to help cats in need so that Beverly’s spirit and love for cats may live on at the Animal Trustees.

Rest in peace Beverly…


A Celebration of Beverly’s Life will be held on Wednesday January 22nd 5-7 in the Community Room at the Ronald McDonald House 1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd,
Please RSVP by Jan 20th to missy@animaltrustees.com

There are ways to help the Animal Trustees of Austin, and the easiest is to make an online donation through our secure connection. Individual gifts account for most of the support we receive and allow us continue to provide important services and programs for the animals.

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To make a donation by phone, please call (512) 371-1965. Please include an ATA Donation Form when faxing to (512) 371-1973 or mailing your contribution to:

Animal Trustees of Austin
P.O. Box 14542
Austin, TX 78761-4542


We’re a non-profit animal welfare organization and that means there are almost limitless opportunities to help out Animal Trustees of Austin. We truly have something for everyone whether you want to have hands on time with the animals, help us handle their human companions by making appointments or just lend us your time and skills in other needed areas. Simply put, if you’re an animal lover with love and time to give, we can use you!

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Once you have decided to join the Animal Trustees family as a volunteer you will first go through an hour long tour and orientation to choose your volunteer position. The best way to learn is to get your hands dirty, so training consists of shadowing another seasoned volunteer and learning their duties as well as familiarizing yourself with our computers and clients. Depending on your comfort level and selected volunteer duty, this can take one to six training sessions of three hours each. Recovery Monitor training is substantially longer.

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