Madeline is such a pretty lady! She is a 13yr old DSH Buff colored cat. She is an older kitty has been experiencing some illness associated with older cats. Most recently her appetite has decreased which could be indicative of several things. First things first though the vets need to know what is going on with her organ function by way of lab work. She also needs an appetite stimulant to boost her appetite and get her eating … more
How cute is Casper?! Casper is a 7m old Lab/Retriever Mix. Casper came to Austin Pets Alive in June when he was owner surrendered to us because he was very sick with Parvovirus and his owners could not afford to treat him. He is a large puppy for his age and unfortunately is already showing signs of orthopedic issues. He is in need of orthopedic knee surgery on not one knee but BOTH knees! He is showing some signs … 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
Sheldon is a 1.5yr old retriever mix that has had skin issues since coming into the shelter. He has been diagnosed and treated for several skin conditions including ringworm and mange repeatedly but has not had resolution. The vets are now looking into possible allergies (food and environmental) as well as autoimmune disorders.
As you can see in the pictures below Sheldon is experiencing furloss throughout his legs and is itchy with irritated skin.
Austin Pets Alive! is proud to recognize our volunteer of the month for August, Mary Jonse.
Mary is an indispensable part of the APA! team, almost single-handedly giving an honest chance to one particularly challenging (but no less wonderful) group of animals: incontinent cats.
Here is what fellow APA!-ers have to say about her:
“Mary Jonse has practically turned her house into a sanctuary for APA!’s incontinent cats. She is currently fostering six (!!!) incontinent cats, all of whom need their bladders expressed several times/day. On top of that, she manages the mentor system for … more