ATA was founded in 1993 by ten members of the Austin community who were determined to make a lasting difference for the animals of Central Texas; including, but not restricted to Travis, Williamson, Hayes, Bastrop, Lee, Blanco, and Llano counties. Initially, the purpose of the organization was to provide rescue and re-homing services for abused and stray dogs and cats surrendered at local animal shelters. However, board members quickly realized that in order to prevent the tragedy of homeless pets and be a part of a bigger picture, they needed to tackle the problem of pet overpopulation head on. In response, the Animal Trustees low-cost, high-quality Spay/Neuter Clinic opened in 1997. Shortly thereafter, the Animal Trustees Wellness Clinic was added for pet owners who wanted to keep their animals healthy but could not afford the fees charged by traditional veterinarians. Consistently, Animal Trustees has been first to respond to the changing needs of our community by providing new services as they are needed. Today, Animal Trustees of Austin operates a full-time veterinary clinic offering affordable spay/neuter surgeries, core vaccinations and testing for common diseases, heartworm prevention and treatment, parasite control, dental cleaning, and life-saving special surgeries.
Animal Trustees of Austin, Inc. is a 501©3 tax-exempt, non-profit animal welfare organization.