Our most recent press release: Austin’s Pet Salon ‘As the Fur Flies’ pampers pets of elderly in the community

Austin, TX - January 28, 2019: Local East Austin pet salon, As the Fur Flies, provides their pet grooming services to pets of older and disabled homebound citizens that have no means of bringing their pets to a salon. As the Fur Flies works closely with PALS (Pets Assisting the Lives of Seniors), a program provided by the non-profit, Meals-on-Wheels Central Texas. 

As the Fur Flies is an Austin-based pet grooming salon for dogs and cats of all breeds and ages, as well as those with disabilities or behavioral issues. They teamed up with PALS to provide grooming services for pets in the greater-Austin area whose owners are older and are homebound. Over the last few months, As the Fur Flies has taken care of 17 pets so far through this program.  
Founder of the salon, Nancy Rich, is very passionate about this relationship: “Dogs and cats are more than just our pets, they’re our friends and family. The animals we take care of bring a lot of comfort and companionship to their owners, so they deserve to be pampered every once in a while. We love working with such a great organization!”
 
PALS provides a variety of caregiving services for pets that belong to the program’s elderly and disabled clients. They prepare free dog and cat food as well as provide veterinary care and social interaction to almost 500 pets in the greater-Austin area. Through PALS and their volunteer partners such as As the Fur Flies, pets get the food and care they need and their clients, many of whom are socially isolated, benefit from interaction with our pet-loving volunteers. For more information, visit https://www.mealsonwheelscentraltexas.org/programs/pals.
 
As The Fur Flies is open Monday - Saturday from 9am-5pm; appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcomed as well. Location is 2801 E. 5th Street in Austin. www.asthefurfliesaustin.cominfo@asthefurfliesaustin.com. p: 512.985.7766