Monthly Archives: January 2012


My name is Ramone.  I’m a sweet, big-hearted cat who has fallen on a bit of bad luck.  I was recently moved into Dazey’s Ward, where the lovely volunteers who are treating my ringworm noticed I have a limp in … Continue reading

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Barn Cat program update

When Austin Pets Alive! rescues abused or poorly socialized kitties from the shelter, sometimes we have to consider a non-traditional home placement. In fact, APA! has placed 132 “Barn Cats” in the last year, which contributes to Austin’s No Kill … Continue reading

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Canine Center Open House

This Saturday, the Canine Center for Training and Behavior is having an Open House and fundraiser for APA. Dogs and their people are invited for some great activities: Doggie Massage Doga T-Touch Scent Work Therapy Dog Training Information They are … Continue reading

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This week, APA! rescued a 7 week old kitten, Amber, with sarcoptic mange, mostly common in dogs.  This mange causes hair loss and sores and is caused by microscopic mites under the skin.  It is treatable, but contagious, so this … Continue reading

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PetSmart Charities Now the Official Microchip Sponsor of APA!

Austin Pets Alive! is honored to announce that grant funding was provided by PetSmart Charities® to help cover the expenses of microchips for all the dogs and cats in our program in 2012.  APA! responsibly microchips all dogs and cats … Continue reading

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The Grace and Goodness of George Oscar Bleuth

George Oscar Bleuth, better known as G.O.B. to his foster dad and fan club, is a ball of black perfection and a special medical case that proves that Tender-Love-and-Care and a bit of veterinary expertise is indeed a life-saving combination. … Continue reading

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Rescue Chocolate Charity of the Month

Hey Austin Pets Alive! supporters, here’s a sweet deal! For the month of February 2012, you can help funnel donations to us by buying and eating chocolate! The Rescue Chocolate company, which donates all of its profits to various animal … Continue reading

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AmPA No-Kill Conference 2012: Bottle Baby Program Session

Did you know that our bottle baby program saved over 1,000 unweaned kittens in 2011, the program’s second year, including every single unweaned kitten that was dropped off at the Austin city shelter? This lifesaving program has been essential to … Continue reading

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