How cute is Frito?! Unfortunately Frito is a member of the Wounded Dogs Club. Frito, along with several dogs at APA, is in need of orthopedic surgery to correct a luxated patella (knee cap surgery). Living in a shelter is a factor of this condition because of the the stress of being in run and jumping “warrior style” in their kennels. Can you help Frito or a dog like him before his knee gets worse?
Meet Fifi! She is an amazingly sweet eight month old chihuahua mix, but unfortunately has a congenital heart defect requiring heart surgery with a cardiac specialist. Without this surgery she will not be able to live a healthy life, but the surgery will cost over $2,000 and APA! needs help to fund her care.
Dogs like Fifi need people to help them be not only happy but healthy! Without our help dogs like Fifi would be euthanized for this very treatable condition. Can you … more
Meet Lovegood! She is a very sweet Chocolate Lab mix that came to Austin Pets Alive with a crushing paw injury. After months of attemping to treat the wound, the vets caring for her have decided it is best to perform a partial amputation of her foot in order to stop further infection. Because of the length of time in treatment we would like to do the surgery as soon as possible.
Lovegood would give you a half-paw high five if you can help!
Max and Minnie came to APA! last night and are both Parvo positive. They are very sick and need your help! Without your support, Austin Pets Alive! could not treat cuties like these two.
Can you help Max and Minnie get healthy enough to go to their forever home?
Poor Terrance! While he was undergoing a routine neuter procedure it was discovered that Terrance has a hole in his heart. He is ok for now but it needs to be repaired as soon as possible! He will be undergoing emergency surgery on Monday the 17th but APA desperately needs money to cover it! Can you help fix Terrance’s heart?
This fiery ball of fur is Pompey. Adorable huh? There is never a dull moment with this little guy. His playful personality is contagious and you may find yourself spending lots of time talking to him in your best baby voice.
Pompey is one of many kittens in the Bottle Baby Program at Austin Pets Alive! It costs a lot of money to keep these kittens healthy and get them ready to go to their forever home.
Do you think you can help keep the Bottle Baby Program going strong by donating the … more
Austin Pets Alive is excited to announce a new opportunity for our volunteers called Easy Start Walk. The program is for people that are interested in learning the best ways to walk dogs at the shelter and gaining tips for walking pets at home and in public areas.
The program teams up brand new walkers with a helpful, experienced mentor that can teach them techniques for immediate use!
The Easy Start Walk program launches on Saturday June 15th and the first meeting is at 1 p.m.
The following times are all drop-in, … more
Every month Austin Pets Alive! is honored to recognize one of our amazing volunteers as Volunteer of the Month. APA! is given this opportunity by Austin Woman Media, who features the articles online and in their monthly magazine. This ability to recognize our fantastic volunteer team members is also sponsored by Austin Subaru.
APA! is happy to announce June’s honoree… Michael McDonnell!
Thank you Michael for your contributions to APA!from walking dogs, to working with our behavior … more