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Meet Vickie!

vickieMeet Sweet Vickie! If you can believe it this beautiful girl has been with APA since December of 2012 and before that the city shelter for 2 months! Needless to say she is ready for her forever home.Online fundraising for Meet Vickie!

One of the reasons Vickie is still with us today is that she needs a home with no other dogs. She prefers the human species. Vickie has come a long way since being picked up as a stray. In the shelter, she had more than … more

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Media Release: Austin Pets Alive! Rescues Puppy With Legs Bound Together

For Immediate Release APA! Rescues Puppy with Legs Bound TogetherFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Austin Pets Alive! Rescues Puppy With Legs Bound Together
October 5, 2015 (Austin, TX)- ­​A​ustin Pets Alive! rescued a puppy that was left at a Texas­ area shelter with his legs bound together with tape. The puppy also tested positive for parvovirus.

Jack Reacher Parvo Virus Positive Test According to the original plea from the Fort Worth Animal Shelter, Jack Reacher was left at the shelter with his legs taped together. He was covered … more

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The Positive Reality of Volunteering at APA!

A Guest Post By Kaylee Russell
Anthony and Kaylee Walking at APA
I’ve heard people say that they could never volunteer at an animal shelter because it would be so depressing. Being around all those homeless animals is just too sad, they say. A few summers ago I began volunteering at APA! and discovered there couldn’t be anything further from the truth.

It was May, 2014 and I was looking for a summer activity I could do with my daughter. I came across the Rufftail Runners Program which allows volunteers who attend a short orientation to take APA! dogs for … more

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When They Love a Little Too Much – Hope for Dogs with Separation Anxiety

A Guest Post By Stephanie Chaumont
In my relatively short time volunteering at APA!, I’ve experienced the full gamut of emotions – from the highest highs when a pup I love gets adopted to the super low feeling I have on the occasion that a pup gets returned. This is especially hard when it’s one of our longer stay dogs.

People return dogs for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, the dog doesn’t get along with another dog in the house. Sometimes people just don’t feel prepared to take care of an animal full time. All the reasons break my heart, but one … more

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Senior Cat Maggie Needs YOU! – FUND COMPLETE! THANK YOU!

maggieMaggie is a 14Yrs Young Russian Blue Mix that needs you! She was found as a stray but is now needing us humans to help her in her old age!

Maggie came to APA on Sept 19th and was hospitalized right away. She was emaciated, not standing properly (plantigrade stance), and was in overall very poor condition.maggie2

After a few days of TLC she is doing MUCH better but needs us to run blood work to see what is the root cause of her … more

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Media Release: Austin Pets Alive! Rescues Cat With Nowhere Else to Turn


Austin Pets Alive! Rescues Cat With Nowhere Else to Turn

September 25, 2015 (Austin, TX) – ­​A​ustin Pets Alive! rescued a cat with severe injuries and multiple feline health conditions including Feline Leukemia (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) that had nowhere else to turn.

APA-KekoaLegXrayInitially found as a stray with noticeable injuries to his leg and brought to a local emergency clinic, Kekoa the cat was transferred into the care of Austin Pets Alive! … more

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Dear APA!, A Letter From Bella Grace (fka Natashia)


Dearest Staff, Volunteers, and Residents of Austin Pets Alive!,

I’m writing today to wish myself a very happy anniversary and a BIG THANK YOU to you good folks for making it possible!

BellaGrace1BellaGraceIt was one year ago that, after a series of events I won’t go in to, I found myself at the Austin Animal Center. They had given up on me and had me on their euthanasia list. But you found me and offered me the possibility of a second chance. I was so worn down … more

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You Could Be Passing Up On Some Of The Brightest Gems At APA!

A Guest Post By Anna Crockett
As a volunteer with the senior dogs of APA!, I know one of the shelter’s best kept secrets–senior dogs make some of the best pets! Many people pass by the kennels of senior dogs (7 years and up) without giving them a second thought, but they are really passing up on some of the brightest gems we have at APA!.

I don’t want this to be a secret anymore, so I’m here to tell you why adopting a senior dog is one of the best things you can ever do.

They know the drill. Senior dogs are often … more

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