Quickie is a 8 month old, DHS, female cat that has had on-going medical issues. Quickie started having seizures a few months ago and has now been diagnosed with a very fixable problem. She has a liver shunt, meaning that one of the vessels is bypassing her liver and causing toxin build-up her system which is causing the seizure. Because Quickie has not be able to be managed on medications alone surgical repair is her only option to live a healthy and full life. Can you donate to help give Quickie the … more
Kittens that are just a few days old are fragile even when healthy, so treating sick kittens can be challenging. Luckily, our dedicated team of bottle baby staff and volunteers are kitten experts and can nurse even some of the sickest kittens back to health. Before kitten season 2014 officially hits, we’d like to raise enough money to buy a bottle of cerenia for the season.
Cerenia is the only antiemetic (which combats vomiting and nausea) that works for kittens that have the … more
On January 7th Austin Pets Alive was able to rescue Princess from another shelter where she was going to be euthanized due to terrible injuries she suffered after being hit by car. Princess’s injuries were so bad we had an orthopedic surgeon evaluate her right away and her prognosis was not good. Her pelvis was broken in multiple places, one of her femurs was broken, and her skin was punctured and had terrible abrasions. Best case scenario she would need multiple surgeries and hopefully be able to have full function of her hips and legs. It has … more
Meet Leia! Leia is a 7yr old, brown tabby, DSH cat who is a member of our Barn Cat Society. Leia is quite a special cat though! She has been adopted out twice through the Barn Placement Program and returned twice! She acts like she is friendly and wants to be pet but will then turn and bite! Because she displays signs of wanting affection we would like to treat her for behavior issues. She is … more
As we wrap up the month of February, Austin Pets Alive! would like to thank our February Volunteer of the Month – Kate Hill! Kate is an active and necessary part of the cat team. Not only is Kate more than happy to take on the most undesirable jobs in the cattery (washing litter boxes and scooping poop), she also provides foster to the ringworm cats. One of the true tests of a great volunteer is the willingness to do whatever needs to be done. Kate is that kind of volunteer, and APA! wouldn’t be able to do … more
We are so sad to let you know that Jakey has passed. After breaking with the Parvo virus his condition worsened due to significant protein loss. He was in the best hands being cared for in a nationally recognized Parvo Puppy ICU. Thank you again for your support and thoughts for Jakey.
After running a series of tests, Jakey tested positive for the parvovirus this afternoon. This complicates Jakey’s delicate condition a bit, and means he needs more extensive treatment.
The good news is that APA! runs one of the only specialized … more
Although it is a horrific injury and something that should have never happened, we stand firm that saving Jakey is the only option. He told us he had a will to live when he licked the hand of our young volunteer as she soothed him when he came in the door.
He is in pain but we are controlling that well. We have a few battles to fight as he heals. We will need to combat protein loss through the skin as well as pain and infection. As the skin closes there is a chance that the skin will constrict … more