“Taps for Tails will be Friday, September 25th at the Penny Tap House from 7 to 11. All proceeds benefit Critter Shack & Angels For Animals.

For a $10.00 cover charge, enjoy great drink specials, nacho bar, raffle prizes live music from “Clever Blue”and more. Get more information at Critter Shack dot org!

Critter Shack, Inc., was founded in 2002 by several citizens who were interested in finding solutions for the large number of abandoned, adoptable animals in the area. The rescue is an all-volunteer organization and has no paid staff.

Funded by donations, fund-raisers, adoptions, and grants, the organization has been successful in rescuing thousands of adoptable animals.  In 2014, Critter Shack placed more than 1300 dogs and cats into new homes, more than any other rescue in the Concho Valley.  All of the pets offered for adoption are spayed/neutered/vaccinated, furthering the goal of reducing the numbers of homeless pets in need of rescue.

Many of the rescued animals come from area shelters throughout the Concho Valley and many had been scheduled for euthanasia.  Critter Shack advocates for the humane treatment of animals, works to prevent the abandonment of animals, facilitates a spay and neuter program, and provides education in animal care, behavior, and humane treatment, along with establishing an ongoing adoption program designed to find caring homes for rescued animals.

As part of these efforts, Critter Shack is a partner with PetSmart Charities, which provides an on-site area for adoptable cats and offers space at the PetSmart in San Angelo for dog adoptions twice a month; PetSmart Charities also makes a monetary donation for each animal adopted on-site. Critter Shack links with Petfinder.com, an online searchable database of adoptable animals.

Critter Shack volunteers recognize education and free or low cost spay/neuter, along with a robust adoption program are the solutions to pet overpopulation and abandonment.