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July Volunteer of the Month- Sonia Merubia

Austin Pets Alive! is proud to recognize our volunteer of the month for July, Sonia Merubia!

Sonia is the kind of volunteer that will step up to do anything from loving on a dog to scooping poop. She is invaluable to the APA! team.

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Here is what fellow APA!-ers have to say about her:
 “Sonia spends a lot of time at APA!. She spends quality time with all the dogs but also does less glamorous tasks like running and organizing laundry, filling water troughs, and cleaning up poop. She is a great advocate … more

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Keep Flynn with his family!

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Flynn had a rough start to life until his heroic new family stepped in to rescue him from a negligent owner. Now Flynn needs help again!
Flynn’s family won’t be able to keep him unless they pay a pet deposit they cannot afford. Will you help Flynn stay with his loving family by chipping in?Flynn3
Online fundraising for Flynn

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Shamrock needs cataract surgery!

Shamrock3Online fundraising for Help Shamrock Regain His Vision!Meet sweet Shamrock. He is a 5yr old Chihuahua that has cataracts and is also diabetic. He is a very Shamrocksweet pup and loves to snuggle but unfortunately he has had some bite incidents. Both of the times he bit somebody he was startled and scared by the people handling him because of his loss of vision.

Cataract surgery is not something that Austin Pets Alive normally pursues but … more

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Paddle for Puppies 2014

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It’s back!
This August, our proud sponsor, Austin Subaru, is hosting the 3rd Annual Paddle for Puppies event benefiting Austin Pets Alive!’s parvo program.
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Join us August 24th at 8am for the ~5 mile paddle on Lady Bird Lake.  We will begin and … more

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The First 6 Months in Review

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Strut Your Mutt 101

strut-your-mutt-2013_2Take it from our top fundraiser during Strut Your Mutt 2013, Becca Speer: “People want to donate… you just have to ask them.” 

As you know, Strut Your Mutt 2014 is right around the corner. This event is a great opportunity for family fun and raising funds for organizations you care about.

Interested in fundraising during Strut Your Mutt but unsure where to start?

Here are a few pointers to get you on your way: 
Make the big decision.
Decide whether you want to participate in the online fundraising challenge or strut your … more

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The 411 on Music and Mutts

Music and MuttsThe “live music capital” and what Austinites have affectionately dubbed the “live pets capital,” Austin, TX is the perfect city to celebrate music and dogs simultaneously.

Introducing, “Music and Mutts.”

By teaming up with local musicians, APA! increases the visibility of certain dogs, promoting their adoptability and spreading awareness about “the last 10%.”
What is the last 10%?Music and Mutts
By identifying key demographics of animals that are typically euthanized in the shelter and developing programs to serve these demographics, APA! is able to save a large number … more

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Surgery for Anna’s Heart

Anna2A 2-year-old Austin Pets Alive! dog named Anna needs surgery on her heart.

Anna is a playful, happy dog born with a congenital heart defect known as Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PHD). This condition is usually diagnosed at birth and two-thirds of untreated cases result in death before the dog reaches one-year-old. Dogs with PHD are very rarely seen in a shelter setting, so for Anna to live to be ​2-years-old and end up in the care of a rescue organization like Austin Pets Alive! is highly unusual. She is stable and doing well right now but if she were to … more

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