Established under the direction of our Executive Director, local veterinarian Dr. Ellen Jefferson, all pets who enter our program are immediately examined in our medical clinic. They are tested and treated for any medical issues, given any needed vaccinations and prevention medicines (flea prevention, heartworm prevention, etc) and micro-chipped. Before adoption, every pet is up to date on all medications, age-appropriate vaccinations and is spayed/neutered.
Illness/Injury and Emergency Care
Around 85% of animals saved from the surrounding city shelters arrive with mild to severe illnesses or injuries. The city of Austin calls on APA! to save over 95% of the seriously ill or injured pets that they receive from the public.
In addition to the medical needs for which we have created entire programs (parvo puppies, unweaned kittens, cats with ringworm, and cats with feline leukemia), that our medical staff oversees and works closely with, our medical clinic treats a myriad of other issues, like heartworms, broken bones, distemper, kennel cough, upper respiratory infections and mange.
Donations are directly responsible for being able to save these babies that cost a little bit more than the average shelter dog or cat. We need your help so that we can continue to save as many as possible. The average cost of care over and above the spay/neuter/vaccines is about $100 per animal life saved. Donate today!