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Media Release: Austin Pets Alive! Regains Full Legal Custody of Neville

November 10, 2015 (Austin, TX)- Austin Pets Alive! is thrilled to report that it regained full legal custody of Neville this morning following the entry of an Agreed Final Order authorizing Neville’s release back to Austin Pets Alive!. Neville will be kept in a secure location at Austin Pets Alive! until his best forever home can be found.
In following with Austin Pets Alive!’s tradition of responsible pet placement, it agreed to various restrictions required by the Travis County Attorneys, including that Neville be placed in a home without children and receive behavioral training. Austin Pets Alive! greatly thanks … more

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Meet Dove! You’ll Fall In Love!

dove3To meet Dove is to fall in love! Dove is beautiful 2yr old Hound MixOnline fundraising for Meet Dove! You'll Fall In Love! that has not had a good Fall Season. Dove was found hit by not one, but two cars in a rural dove hunting community (hence her name). Poor girl! She suffered a fractured pelvis and we all as a dislocated hip.

Dove is an extremely friendly and happy pup. She wants nothing more but to run and play and be happy. Unfortunately until she … more

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A Day in Dazey’s Ward

A Guest Post By Kristen Hansen
Ringworm is defined as “a contagious itching skin disease occurring in small circular patches, caused by any of a number of fungi and affecting chiefly the scalp or the feet.” It can affect all of the animals at APA!- dogs and humans as well as cats. In cats, you usually see it as scaly patches of missing fur, and if you see it on an animal at most shelters in the country, it’s a death sentence. Unfortunately, most shelters just don’t have the resources to deal with a ringworm outbreak, in spite of the fact … more

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2016 Bottle Baby Calendar Voting Has Begun

The contestants are in for the highly anticipated and highly adorable 2016 “Bottle Baby” Calendar.

Help us decide what 13 kittens will be featured in next year’s calendar. Cast your vote by donating to the kitten you find the cutest! (Lucky #13 will make the cover!) Voting ends Monday, November 9th at 11 pm so get your votes in quickly and don’t forget to campaign for your favorites.

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom- there are dozens of wonderful, cuddly entries this year.

Vote for Sergio and Izzy:



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Hungry For Some Cuteness? Meet Arby! – FUND COMPLETE, THANK YOU!

Arby2Arby is a very cute 5yr old Miniature Pinscher Mix. Arby came to APA after being found as a stray in early October.

At her original shelter she was reported to have had a seizure but the vets then think she most likely had a cardiovascular event. She does have a heart murmur as well as a arrhythmia that needs further diagnostics.

The next step for helping Arby would be an echocardiogram. The next chance to do this would be Monday the 9th!

Can you help pay for Arby’s echo?


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Hugo Needs More Insulin! Fund Complete! Thank You!

HugoMeet Hugo! Hugo is a very sweet 5yr old Dachshund Mix that is living in foster care because he is diabetic. He was surrendered by his owners at the beginning of the year due to his diabetes. Unfortunately they were unable to afford Hugo’s insulin.

Hugo is on Humulin N insulin and is in need of more. He has been doing very well and continuing to get better every day. When Hugo first arrived at APA he was not on insulin and was in pretty bad shape.

Any donations of Humulin N or monetary donations will go directly … more

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Punch Gets Surgery Thanks To BEEVET Animal Hospital

Punch- before surgeryPunch is a mellow shephard mix who has nothing but love to give. Punch is a calm, laid back boy who enjoys attention, treats and toys with squeaky sounds. He gets along very well with other dogs and is said to have lived happily with two cats in a former home. His foster describes him as the most gentle dog she’s ever met!

With such a gentle disposition, Punch hasn’t always lived pain free. An old injury to his front leg caused him pain but thanks to our friends at BEEVET Animal … more

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Flooding Update

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Saturday, October 31

Happy Halloween!!! Thanks to our AMAZING volunteers and staff, all dogs were evacuated to flood free areas and 42 went on a sleepover last night!

The water crested at the shelter around 4 am during the Friday night storms, but the few dogs still in their kennels were quickly moved to safety by our overnight staff and volunteers. All animals are safe and sound!

Now that the storms are over we are beginning the clean-up process. We are in need of the … more

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