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Montie – the tiny cougher – FUND COMPLETE! THANK YOU!

Meet Montie!

Montie is a 6yr old Miniature Pinscher. Previous fosters have said she is a wonderful house guest, loves cuddling and sleeping on piles of clothes and she has a typical Min Pin prance when she walks!
Montie is great happy little dog but unfortunately cannot kick a cough she has been battling for almost 3 weeks now! X-rays of her heart and lungs were taken and the vets think her cough could be related to her heart. The only way to know for sure is to … more

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Thanksgiving Surprise: 20 Bottle Baby Puppies

November 25, 2016 (Austin, TX): Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) received an unexpected blessing on Thanksgiving in the form of two litters of newborn puppies –a total of 20.

“The first litter we were contacted about included a chihuahua-mix mom and her eight puppies. The mom was unable to produce enough milk to feed them,” said Mike Kaviani, Director of Lifesaving Operations at APA!. “Then almost immediately we were asked to help 12 puppies whose mom was shot at and then disappeared.”

Puppies at this very young age are fragile and require the kind of round-the-clock intensive care APA! is committed to … more

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Home For The Pawlidayz – All pet adoptions this weekend sponsored by Zappos.


For the second year, Zappos.com will sponsor free pet adoptions from Black Friday through Cyber Monday

Austin, TX, November 23, 2016 — Zappos.com, the online retailer known for its exceptional customer service, today announced it will work for a second year with Best Friends Animal Society to sponsor pet adoptions this holiday season. Beginning on Black Friday and continuing through Cyber Monday, customers will have the opportunity to adopt a dog or cat through the Zappos.com Pawlidayz initiative. The company has pledged to donate a total of … more

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abandoned alone and old – FUND COMPLETE! THANK YOU!

APA-A-44729-15Charlie was left abandoned in an apartment. He was abandoned in old age and with multiple medical issues. So many dogs, like Charlie, do not receive any vet care throughout their life and end up with compounded issues and without a home when they are senior and owners can no longer find value in them.
Lucky for Charlie Austin Pets Alive! does see him as valuable and a life worth saving.
When Charlie first arrived at the medical clinic he couldn’t even … more

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Broken and Scared – FUND COMPLETE! THANK YOU!

chuy4Chuychanga is one heck of a cat despite having been through some bad trauma! Chuychanga was an indoor/outdoor cat that was thought to have been in a bad scuffle with another cat. Poor kitty had multiple lacerations and deep punctures throughout the body and face. Sadly Chuychanga was surrendered to Austin Pets Alive.

Turns out poor Chuychanga also has a broken pelvis and an out of socket hip! As you can see in the photo Chuy cannot bear any weight on the right leg and struggles to get up and move around. Chuychanga … more

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CGC-Ready Program Internships

As soon as the Austin Pets Alive! Canine Good Citizen-Ready Program was created, it immediately became a crucial aspect of APA!’s solutions for the “last piece of no-kill”; Austin’s large, high-energy dogs. In the first two years of the program, the Length of Stay for large adult dogs dropped by 80%, and the Return Rate fell by almost 20%. Through personalized training, marketing, and post-adoption support, dogs who would otherwise be some of the hardest to adopt — or even euthanized in other cities — have now become adoptable, highly trained pets through this … more

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Meet Austin Pets Alive!’s one and only rabbit Hardwicke! – FUND COMPLETE! THANK YOU!

Ok, so we know APA is known for rescuing and adopting cats and dogs but when a rabbit was at risk for euthanasia we couldn’t help ourselves.
So……let me introduce to you Austin Pets Alive!’s one and only bunny rabbit Hardwicke!
Hardwicke is a 2yr old brown bunny that was owner surrendered to the Austin Animal Center for having masses and chronic eye disease. Because rabbit surgery is so sensitive we were looking for another clinic to help us remove Hardwicks masses as they were quite large and concerning. Fortunately … more

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Giving Tuesday

There is a day for giving thanks: Thanksgiving Day
There is a day for retail therapy: Black Friday
There is a day for online shopping: Cyber Monday
And there is a day for GIVING BACK: November 29 is #GivingTuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving, fueled by social media and collaboration designed to remind people to donate to their favorite causes during the busy holiday season.

Our pets give us so much love and companionship and #GivingTuesday is a day to give something back to them. Mark your calendar now and give back on November 29 to help Austin’s pets by:

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