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Flooding Update

Thank you for the incredible outpouring of support after Monday’s flooding in Austin! We could not do what we do without all the help we receive from the community, and that has been especially evident yesterday and today.

If you are interested in helping APA! recover from Monday’s record floods, here are some areas we need the most help:

Foster—We really need long-term fosters (2 weeks+) to help alleviate shelter crowding right now. In addition to the flooding at Town Lake Animal Center (which also directly impacted Austin Animal Center since their kennels also had to be evacuated), the storms … more

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May 2015 Volunteers of the Month – Deanne Croan & Ingrid Ellerbee

Thank you to May’s Volunteers of the Month, Deanne Croan & Ingrid Ellerbee. Deanne and Ingrid have been generously volunteering at APA! for years, they have been invaluable to APA! in so many areas!
This is what their peers have to say about them:
Deanne Croan & Ingrid Ellerbee

[Deanne and Ingrid] have been with our program since 2010 as feeders, fosters and transporters. Extremely reliable duo who are passionate about our cause! —Cassandra, Neonatal Manager

Ingrid and Deanne are a “unit” and always come together to feed our babies. They transport, they foster so … more

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Carmen’s Story

carmenCarmen is a 1yr old Retriever Mix that was adopted from Austin Pets Alive in just August of 2014.

Just a few days ago Carmen was abandoned at the city shelter by her adopter. The vets there diagnosed her with severe hip Online fundraising for Carmen's Storydysplasia which is a malformation of the hip joint (ball and socket) that results in a “loose joint” causing pain and discomfort.

Knowing this and the fact that hip dysplasia put Carmen at risk for euthanasia the owner decided … more

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Baby, Baby! Can You Help Her?

babyBaby, Baby! Isn’t she cute! Baby is a female Siamese mix with medium length fur and beautiful markings.Online fundraising for Baby, Baby! Can You Help Her?

Baby is a mellow and relaxed cat who loves to be around you, especially when you’re willing to give her chin scratches. As a senior girl, she likes to just hang out and watch the world go by, but she wants to watch it go by in your company.

Baby has several masses along her abdomen that are scheduled to … more

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Help Sadie Run and Play Again! She STILL needs your help!

Online fundraising for Help Sadie Run and Play Again!sadie9sally2)

sallySadie needs YOUR help! Poor Sadie is only 1 year old and already needs knee surgery! She is asally2 little pup, so she likely tried to jump off of something and injured her knee in the process. Poor girl! She has a broken femur at the pelvis and needs what is called a femoral head ostectomy (or FHO).

She is a very … more

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frecklesFreckles is a very sweet 5yr old Bulldog Mix with lots of, you got it, FRECKLES! Just look at that face! He is a one of a kind dog and is looking for his forever home!


Freckles has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and has started medications but now needs his thyroid levels checked to make sure the medication is at an effective dose.

Freckles is ready for his forever home and getting his thyroid checked and balanced will help him do just that!



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First Connect Insurance Partners with APA!

We are thrilled to announce our unique partnership with First Connect Insurance. First Connect is the “first” auto insurance provider with a heart and mission to give back to the community in your own backyard.

Their mission is to cultivate respect for their customers’ premium dollars by contributing a 10% profit sharing check to each individual who is claims free for the policy year and then giving that individual the opportunity to give back to a nonprofit they support. First Connect shares the same values and social consciousness that you and your family share, which is why they are partnering … more

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April 2015 Volunteer of the Month – Sarah Lyons

Thank you to April’s Volunteer of the Month, Sarah Lyons! Among many other things, Sarah leads the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, implemented the Dog Diaries tool, works with frightened and shy dogs, and fosters!

Sarah LyonsThis is what her peers have to say about her:

Sarah created and manages one of the most useful tools for Volunteers and Staff alike, the Dog Diaries. It is a tremendously helpful resource to learn about a particular dog, as well as contribute findings about a dog that may help others. I … more

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