A Guest Post By Shorey Russell
On November 3rd I received a transport plea that 2 cats were needing a rescue ride from a local shelter to Austin Pets Alive! As someone who loves being a transport volunteer, I jump at the chance to give “Freedom Rides” whenever possible. I didn’t know anything about the cats I was helping, and I couldn’t even see them since they were brought out in cardboard carriers – and for safety I seldom actually peek. Like many volunteers, I enjoy keeping track of where … more
Posted in Awareness/ PR, Foster
Meet Angelique! Poor Angelique was living in the streets as somebody’s porch kitty until the person feeding her noticed that she was vomiting and had rotten teeth and a terrible looking mouth in general.
After being accepted by the Austin Pets Alive! PASS Program she was immediately examined by the vets where they confirmed she has a condition called gingivostomatitis, or stomatitis.
Stomatitis is a severe and painful condition where the gums become inflamed and ulcerated. It is a chronic condition that is … more
Posted in Uncategorized
House has been at Austin Pets Alive! for a little over a year. In that time, he’s had the opportunity to know the peace and comfort of a foster home. His foster family fully committed to providing House with everything he would need to move onto a family all his own. He showed a great deal of promise until recently, when a series of unfortunate events (through no fault of his or his foster) resulted in House coming back to the shelter.
At 6 years old, House shows some uncertainty toward … more
Posted in Behavior, Fundraising
Tipsy had her heart surgery on Jan 21st at the Austin Pets Alive medical clinic. We knew going into it that the procedure would be delicate and the outcome unknown but we owed it to Tipsy to have the procedure done. She is a young pup and needs a healthy heart.
Tipsy’s PDA repair surgery lasted approximately 2 1/2 hours and ended with Tipsy receiving a blood transfusion and in critical care. Tipsy was stabilized and went into a medical foster home that night where she received constant care and attention. The next morning medical staff was happy to report that … more
Posted in Awareness/ PR, Where are they now
Austin Pets Alive! is proud to announce that web-hosting company, HostGator, has committed to a year-long sponsorship with Austin Pets Alive! that will help provide the necessary funding to help APA! pull even more animals into their programs. HostGator is also a No-Kill Partner this February for the 5th Annual Austin’s No Kill Anniversary Party.
“A huge thank you to HostGator for partnering with APA! to help us save even more companion animals,” said Ellen Jefferson, Executive Director for Austin Pets Alive!, “We are looking forward to building this partnership with HostGator throughout 2016 so we can make Austin even better for … more
Posted in Awareness/ PR, Sponsorship