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Everything felt grim in the summer of 2020 as the pandemic raged on and kept many away from family and friends, but there was one glimmer of hope: dogs and cats were being adopted in record numbers.

But now as people begin to go back to work in person and resume their former lives, thousands of "pandemic pups" are being returned to shelters, where they are reaching full capacity.

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Austin really, really loves its dogs, and don't think for a second the city's most famous don't have their own furry friends.

Here are the dogs of Austin's famous residents.

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Austin finds toxic algae in Lady Bird Lake. (Austonia)

Small amounts of dihydroanatoxin, potentially dog-killing algae, has been found in an algae sample taken from Lake Austin near Mansfield Dam as well as two samples from Lady Bird Lake.

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(Claire Partain/Austonia)

In yet another local partnership, Austin FC is teaming up with Austin Pets Alive!, making its rescue dogs honorary mascots for the club.

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