Williamson County is located in Central Texas, just North of Austin, TX. It is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States with a 57.7% population growth from April 1st, 2000 to July 1st, 2008. The 2008 population estimate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau is 394,193. Williamson County covers 1,122.77 square miles with an average of 222.6 people per square mile.
Williamson County, TX is home to not one, but six area animal shelters.
The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is the largest open admission, government supported shelter in Williamson County. This shelter serves a population of 331,571 and covers all areas of Williamson County and the cities of Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander and Hutto.
The Georgetown Animal Shelter is an open admission, government supported shelter covering the Georgetown community with a population of 46,867.
Taylor Animal Shelter is an open admission, government supported shelter serving the Taylor community with a population of 15,755.
The Humane Society of Williamson County is a limited admission, privately funded shelter, located in Leander, TX. Prior to March of 2007, The Humane Society was the open admission animal shelter for Williamson County and became a No Kill provate shelter with the opening of the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter.
The Central Texas SPCA is a limited admission, privately funded shelter. CTSPCA admits pets into their care based upon available space and does not euthanize based on space.