Pflugerville, (the P is silent) Texas (just a short drive from Austin) is in desperate need of a new animal shelter, and a small group of people are working hard to try to make that happen. Pflugerville’s Pfurry Pfriends was founded by Pflugerville pet sitter Lynn Vaughan of Lynn’s Pet Sitting, and a few other concerned pet lovers.
Tomorrow, Saturday, July 24th, they’ll be holding a fun event to help raise money for the shelter. Here’s the deal:
Date: Saturday, July 24
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Place: Hanover’s, 108 E. Main St., Pflugerville, TX, 512-670-9617
They’re going to have food (for dogs and people!), a dunk the animal control officer tank, live music, artwork made by local dogs and cats, and an auction of animal related items. It’s going to be a fabulous way to help the local community and have fun at the same time.
The founders of Pflugerville Pfurry Pfriends are doing their best to help change things for pets at the Pflugerville animal shelter.
Pflugerville is expected to reach a population of more than 50,000 residents when the 2010 census results are released, and as the city approaches the milestone, the growing number of residents also means a growing pet population.
“The majority of people don’t know where the shelter is, or even that Pflugerville has one,” said Lissa Slovacek, one of the founders of the Pfurry Pfriends.
A number of residents, including Lynn Vaughan and Heather Shaddock—also founding members of the organization—spoke to the Pflugerville City Council April 13 regarding the need for a new shelter, estimated to cost $1.5 million. Anderson said Police Chief Charles Hooker put in a request for funding when the city began its annual budget process in April.
“We’re all for a new shelter and a new location, but it’s all up to the budget, which usually comes out in October, so right now it’s still up in the air,” Anderson said.
Until the city is able to fund the construction of a new shelter, Anderson and the Pfurry Pfriends say they will continue to work to increase awareness of the shelter and improve the lives of the animals there.
So, if you’re in the area and are looking for something to do with (or without) your dogs, please stop by the festival. I know they’ll appreciate it, and you’ll be doing a good thing for homeless cats and dogs at the Pflugerville Animal Shelter.