WCRAS celebrates a decade of serving animals


Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is celebrating its 10th anniversary of serving animals. On March 14, 2007, WCRAS opened its doors to the lost and abandoned animals of Round Rock, Hutto, Leander, Cedar Park and Williamson County. 

Since opening, they have served animals for 3,653 days, with 34,300 adoptions and have made 9,950 animal reunions possible. They have found homes for a small herd of rabbits, guinea pigs, and ferrets; flocks of chickens, roosters and ducks; a plethora of lizards, snakes and tortoises and even a kangaroo. Of course, thousands and thousands of cats and dogs have found their forever homes through the efforts of the shelter. 

On March 19, from 1 to 3 p.m., the shelter will host a 10th Anniversary party. The public is invited to attend and learn about the shelter, volunteering and fostering, and they will collect any donations that have been raised. Donations for the animals or for the expansion fund will be accepted.

Cheryl Schneider, Williamson County animal services director, is appreciative of the community‘s support for the past 10 years. 

“It is with our community members, our volunteers, fosters, staff, donors, adopters and supporters that we have reached such milestones as serving the animals for 10 years and serving the animals with a no-kill status for the past 6 years. We are looking forward to what the future holds,” she said.