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Portraits of a changing economy

Preserving memories and stories that are fleeting in times of economic change in one of the fastest-growing cities in America: Austin, Texas.

Pet grooming arrives to the east side.

Amy Ryan and her husband Kevin are the owners of Clean Critters, the first pet grooming facility on the east side of Austin. They moved to their current location on E Cesar Chavez from their garage in South Austin in April 2015. According to them, it has been a positive change because their impact on the east side is much bigger than in the previous location. Now, Clean Critters is not only a business but also a service to the community. Neighbors are learning to take care of their pets and are happy that now they can do it close to home. Amy and Ryan also help low-income families with grooming services for their pets. amalia_diaz38