this morning, for the first time ever, no animals were killed at the town lake animal center in austin, texas.
that's because last night, the forward-thinking and compassionate austin city council unanimously passed a no-kill policy for the city's shelter, thanks to the hard work of fixaustin.
the shelter euthanized 32 percent of all the animals it took in last year. the new policy will put an immediate stop to killing animals at the shelter if there is empty cage space, and mandate that austin move toward a 90 percent save rate at the animal shelter.
the council received a standing ovation after the measure was passed. we hope madison isn't far behind.