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Rangel and Vin Diesel Were Diagnosed With A Serious Heart Condition









Both of these poor guys have recently had ultrasounds done on their hearts and both of them have been diagnosed with Pulmonic Stenosis. Pulmonic Stenosis is a condition where the blood cannot flow easily from the right ventricle of the heart to the pulmonary artery. This is a congenital defect and causes fatigue, chest pain, and shortness of breath.Online fundraising for Rangel and Vin Diesel Were Diagnosed With A Serious Heart Condition

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Early Mornings with Rusty Sledge

A Guest Post by Lindsey Rima
Rusty Sledge Lindsey Rima

Early mornings at APA! are kind of wonderful. Parking is easy and the courtyard is a little quieter with some of the dogs still asleep. At that hour, there are usually just a few of us early risers already there at Town Lake Animal Center. Morning dog walking volunteers all have their favorite dogs and a bit of routine about taking them out. For me, mornings always start with Rusty Sledge and a trip to the big play yard at the top of the hill.

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Meet Our Very Pretty Princess!

Princess Needs Your Help Getting a TPLO Surgery for a Torn LigamentOnline fundraising for Pretty Princess Needs Our Help!

Princess Needs A TPLO SurgeryMeet our very pretty Princess! Princess is a yrs old Terrier Mix that is just the sweetest.

According to her foster she loves kids and is very careful around them and tried to avoid knocking them over or being too rough with them. She loves everybody and has excellent manners.

Princess does have a torn cruciate ligament in her knee and … more

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September 2015 Volunteers of the Month: Jean Lesniak & Brian Beardsley

Thank you to September’s Volunteers of the Month, Jean Lesniak & Brian Beardsley. Jean & Brian dedicate countless hours at Town Lake Animal Center to keep the animals fed and cared for.

This is what their peers have to say about them:

Jean, Brian & Peaches

These two individuals work most every Saturday and Sunday mornings until all the dogs are fed and taken care of for the day. Also both Bryan and Jean bring in supplies from time to time and Bryan has ordered and repaired one of the washers to get … more

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APA!’s Behavior Team Takes the Worry Out of Adopting an Adult Dog

A Guest Post by Elizabeth Stolle

Adopting a dog from Austin Pets Alive! has many benefits. There are the usual benefits of 1) finding your best friend, and 2) saving a life. Did you also know that all dogs adopted from APA! come with lifetime support from one of the best dog behavior teams in the nation?

APA!’s team of dog trainers, lead by nationally-known dog behaviorist Mike Kaviani, spend every day helping adopters and their new best friends adjust to their new life.

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Meet Lopez!

Lopez Cattle Dog Mix Needs A HomeMeet Lopez! Lopez is a 4yr old Australian Cattle Dog Mix that arrived at APA the beginning of August. Unfortunately Lopez has some pretty serious medical/orthopedic issues. Lopez was diagnosed with bilateral elbow arthritis and now, just this week, was diagnosed with a cranial cruciate tear (similar to ACL tear) in his back right leg.  While normally, if pain medications are given, this surgery can wait months to repair; but because Lopez has arthritis in his front elbows he needs surgery sooner than later to avoid … more

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We Introduce To You, Diesel! – FUND COMPLETE, THANK YOU!

Diesel is a very handsome and sweet 5yr old Retriever Mix that loves long walks in the park and cool sunsets. He loved people and is patiently waiting for his furr-ever home.  Sadly Diesel was owner surrendered to the city shelter 1.5yrs ago, was transferred to APA, and is still with us today.

DieselDiesel is an amazing dog but most people turn away from this handsome guy because of his skin issues. He has on-going hair loss and itching that has yet to be controlled. While Diesel is not always itchy and uncomfortable he often is, … more

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TRIO For Paws Lawn Party & Silent Auction


In celebration of this year’s TRIO for Paws Menu that was available this summer, TRIO Restaurant and the Four Seasons Hotel Austin are hosting a TRIO for Paws Lawn Party & Silent Auction on October 1, 2015. Join us from 6:00 to 8:00 pm that evening for a party benefiting three of Austin’s most prominent animal welfare organizations: Austin Humane Society, Austin Pets Alive! and Emancipet.

The evening will feature passed hors d’oeuvres, a special Deep Eddy Grapefruit and Lemon Vodka bar from … more

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