Austin Pets Alive’s current situation has left us in need of funds in order to continue to help keep Austin No Kill! For those who saw the Fox segment today, we are definitely NOT criticizing the city of Austin. We know they are struggling as much as we are. We are simply reaching out for help and asking the city to help us help them in order to keep Austin No Kill. We want to be the safety net, but can’t do it at this scale without an infusion of funds.
Right now you can do three easy things to help No Kill, the animals of Austin and Austin Pets Alive…
2. Share this blog and our social media posts and ask your friends to share. The more who learn and know about the situation, the more help will be received.
3. Ask the Austin city council members to help. Use the sample letter below and it couldn’t be easier. http://www.austintexas.gov/mail/all-council-members
We thank you so much for your help and support to Keep Austin No Kill
Dear Council Member,
I am writing as a supporter of Austin Pets Alive! (APA) and the No Kill initiative. Please continue to provide and increase the contributing funds to APA, so that there are no lapses in Austin’s coveted 90% status. Also, I respectfully ask that you act immediately during this emergency.
There are three reasons why I believe APA deserves the City of Austin’s financial support:
1. APA received a surprise inspection stating the TLAC kennels must be resurfaced by October 2013, and costs will most likely be in the $100,000 range.
2. After this month, APA will no longer receive the contributing funds from the city per the contract. APA is contracted to save at least 3,000 animals this year, but has outperformed in order to sustain 90% each month. APA has already saved 4,000 with two more months of the year still to go. The city’s funding is critical to APA’s larger-than-expected number of rescues, and without it, APA’s operations and ability to help the city keep up with the number of animals needing their lives saved will diminish by as much as 30%.
3. The city contracts with other non-profits such as Emancipet for hundreds of thousands of dollars. APA provides an extremely valuable service to the city that I believe is worth similar city funding.
[INSERT additional things you love about APA and why you believe APA deserves the city’s help]