Are you guilty of leaving your dog’s waste on your neighbor’s lawn because you thought you were providing free fertilizer? Perhaps you don’t scoop the poop because you think it’s downright disgusting! Imagine if all dog owners in Austin didn’t scoop the poop. Our dogs create an average of a half pound of excrement per day. With 215,000 dogs in Austin, that adds up to more than 100,000 pounds of dog waste produced throughout the city every day!
Pet waste is a subject everyone likes to avoid, but it … more
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Indomitable, unstoppable, Mika. The first year of Mika’s life has been spent bouncing around from owner to owner, until she was ultimately hit by a car and dropped off at the animal shelter. The latest caregiver at the time had no interest in picking her up, so here she is at APA!, looking to try again.
Mika sustained an injury when she was hit by that car and needs surgery to correct her hip. Mika needs an FHO surgery done which is a salvage procedure to alleviate pain.
Mika is very sweet and … more
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Thank you to July’s Volunteer of the Month, Samantha Pollard. She is a dedicated dog foster and works with some of our more difficult behavior cases.
This is what her peers have to say about her:
[Samantha] is the best. She gives so much of herself to APA! and always does so with a positive attitude that encourages other volunteers. She works with challenging behavior dogs, fosters Senior dogs, works tirelessly on the marketing team and has been walking dogs at APA! since about day one. She has played a huge … more
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Fight the Fear, Fight the Fungus! by Rachel Sherinian
“What scaly, patchy fur? He’s my best bud!”
Two of Ranelle’s current foster kittens, Othello and Yoda, chilling on a Friday night.
It’s likely that you’ve heard of ringworm before. You may have even had it yourself! Perhaps as a child, when it was a well-earned souvenir of a beloved summer camp. It was the little itchy spot that looked like a mosquito bite at first, until it turned into the familiar red ring we know so well.
What is … more
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