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Loki’s Story

Austin Pets Alive! is an organization dedicated to working miracles for dogs and cats in the Austin area. When it seems all of their chances have run out, APA! steps in to care for them until their forever family is found, no matter how long it takes.

10269400_10104488399667949_5758066692175500289_nOne of these amazing animals is a dog named Loki. He is an excellent example of how a past filled with abuse and abandonment can turn into a happy ending and a life filled with love.

This adorable black puppy was found sick, starving to death and … more

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What We’re Most Grateful For

2014 has been an incredible year (so far) and Austin Pets Alive! has so much to be grateful for. We are humbled daily by the fact that we simply could not exist without the compassion and love of an entire community: volunteers that surprise us with their dedication and support, donors that keep the engine running, fosters that help us save twice as many lives each year, companies that so willingly contribute to our cause, staff that works overtime rain or shine- these are all essential. Here are just a few things we are especially grateful for this year:
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Downtown Doggy Date Time

The weather has definitely cooled down, so for many of us that means it’s finally time to get outside and explore some of the great dog friendly spots downtown Austin has to offer. After being cooped up at the house for a few hot months, your doggy no doubt wants to get out and stretch his legs a bit, so enjoy a relaxing day out with your best friend and take him or her on a doggy date!

baby karen hardwick 01.14First thing first: burn off that extra energy! There are several dog parks … more

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We Are Not Homeless!

You did it!
You sent in your emails to city council. You sent us encouraging messages via email and Facebook. You signed up in favor of our extension. You showed up to City Hall sporting APA! gear at all hours of the day.

And at 11:30 last night, you helped Austin Pets Alive! secure a lease extension for Town Lake Animal Center beyond May 2015!

NoKillThis is one more important step toward building our forever home. But we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for your support and the support of a few key council … more

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Share the Love 2014


Austin Pets Alive! is excited to partner with Austin Subaru for this year’s Share the Love Event, starting November 20, 2014 and running through January 2, 2015.

Over the last five years, Subaru has donated $25 million to charity during Share the Love Event. Each time someone purchases or leases a new Subaru during Share the Love, they donate $250 to the new vehicle owner’s choice of charities. Austin Pets Alive! is excited to be one such charity in 2014.

Seventy percent of Subaru owners have a pet, and almost half of … more

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O’Neil is struggling and needs YOUR help – FUND COMPLETED! THANK YOU!

oneil33O’Neil is a black lab mix that APA! originally saved as a parvo dog. He went through a full 2 weeks of treatment before he tested negative and was able to come out of the Parvo ICU. 2 weeks is considered a long stay as our average is 5 days! O’Neil was a very sick dog. During O’Neil’s parvo treatment he was also diagnosed with sarcoptic mange which is a skin mite that is contagious and causes dogs to lose their fur and itch uncontrollably. Poor guy!more

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Introducing Dozer: Dog Meets World and World Helps Dog!

DozerMeet Dozer, the adorable 10 month old Boxer mix! He is such a fun-loving happy little guy! He is incrediblyOnline fundraising for Introducing Dozer: Dog Meets World and World Helps Dog! full of life and energy! He really knows no stranger and thinks every thing (and every person!) is a playmate. He has been with Austin Pets Alive! for 1 week now and has won over our hearts!

Dozer must have sustained some sort of injury in his past. His left elbow is growing abnormally … more

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Deaven Was Hit By A Car And Left To Die But Now YOU Can Help!

Meet Deaven! Deaven is a wonderful 4yr old male pit mix. He is very friendly and loves to be around people. He was found as a stray, hit by a car,  but we feel he must have had a home at some point because of his friendly demeanor and low level or frightOnline fundraising for Deaven Was Hit By A Car And Left To Die But Now YOU Can Help!. deaven3

Unfortunately though he is living in pain right now. As a result of being … more

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