Securing Your Pet's Future

Planning for your pet's future is one of the greatest acts of devotion we can show our pets. If you don't have a family member, neighbor, or friend who agrees today to care for your pet in case you no longer can, the Austin Humane Society is here for you.

We ask that you take the following steps when including AHS in your planning:
Thoroughly complete a Biography form for each animal and mail to the address below. Keep a copy of this document with your will.

Austin Humane Society
Attn: Angela Osborn / Pet Guardianship Program
124 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752

Designate a friend, relative, neighbor, or executor of your estate to bring your pet to AHS if necessary.

Specify in your will or trust the following:
Your pet is to be entrusted to AHS at your death. You may wish to write the statement: "At the time of my death, I give my pet(s) to the Humane Society of Austin & Travis County, dba Austin Humane Society's adoption program."

The Austin Humane Society does not require a minimum gift in order for us to take your pets into our adoption program, but we do ask that you consider naming us as a beneficiary to cover our expenses as we work to find a new home for your pet(s). You may wish to write the statement: "I give and bequeath to Humane Society of Austin & Travis County (Tax ID Number: 74-6013665), a not-for-profit corporation, with principal offices presently located at 124 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 78752, the sum of $____ .

If possible, please send us a copy of your will so we have this important information on file.

Please know that AHS will do everything in our power to ensure your beloved pet(s) find wonderful new homes. As members of our adoption program, decisions will be made by staff in their best interest. This means that there is a possibility they could be euthanized, but only if they are suffering from severe illness or have severe behavioral problems. If you have animals that have lived together in the home and you wish to be re-homed together, we will make every attempt to grant your wish but this is not something that can be guaranteed.

For more information on our Pet Guardianship Program, to have Cat Biography or Dog Biography forms mailed to you, or to get answers to any of your questions, please call Angela Osborn, CFRE, CFRM at 512-685-0119, or email