Your daily dose of Austin
×
Make your inbox more Austin.
Local news and fun, every day 6am.

pets

Cats, otters and cockatiels, oh my! ​Austin Fire Department responds to 'smoke-alarm' bird and more animal antics​

Sunny the cockatiel served as a stand-in smoke alarm when part of his owner's South Austin house caught on fire. (AFD/Facebook)

From a smoke-alarm sounding cockatiel to a backstroking otter, the Austin Fire Department has been busy protecting its furriest residents in the past few months.

Keep Reading Show less

Popular

Seeing double: Pet parents clone their furry friends with Austin-area company

Austinite Kelly Anderson cloned her pet cat, Chai, with Austin company ViaGen to create six-month-old kitten Belle. (Claire Partain/Austonia)

Who doesn't want their loved ones to come back to life?

Keep Reading Show less
Find a furever companion: Austonia's complete guide to adopting a pet in Austin

Austin Humane Society is a great place to adopt a cat, as they house more felines than dogs. (AHS)

No Austinite is complete without a fluffy friend! The fact is locals love all their pets; studies rank Austin as one of the most dog-friendly cities in the U.S.

Keep Reading Show less