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Missy is an affectionate ball of love

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Missy is an affectionate ball of love who wants nothing more than to spend her time curled up in her human’s lap (don’t tell her she’s not “lap dog sized” ☺). If you’re not ready to pet her, she’s ok with that! She’ll sit patiently staring at you until you’re ready. The only thing Missy loves more than pets are squeaky toys and bones, which she can sit with contently for as long as she’s allowed.

Missy first came to APA as a stray through the Austin Animal Center, so not much is … more

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Can You See What Truly Makes Peanut Special?

A guest post by Kaylee Russell
Can You See What Truly Makes Peanut Special?
People who meet Peanut can’t help but fall in love with him; he’s just that kind of cat—extremely friendly, easy-going and with a gentle sweetness about him that will simply melt your heart! He can even win over the staunchest of dog lovers. Here’s what one canine enthusiast has to say about him:
Peanut the cat“He is a sweet cat and will love you 10 times more than you can love him. I’m a dog person and I feel most cats DGAF … more

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Frances – Still Fighting Cryptococcus, FUND COMPLETE! THANK YOU!

Francis is a 1.5yr old female that was rescued by Austin Pets Alive back in October 2015.

At the time Francis had large open lesions all over her face and paws and was diagnosed with cryptococcus, a very aggressive, systemic fungal infection. Francis has been in treatment for this and has come close to beating it but just recently developed a new lesion.

After consulting with a specialist it is most likely that Francis has developed immunity to the anti-fungal medication she is currently taking a needs a change in medication. The new anti-fungal needed is much more expensive than the old one … more

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Tiana is a loving kitty who is looking for her forever home

A Guest Post by Kaylee Russell
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When Tiana first arrived at Austin Pets Alive! it was believed she had back end paralysis. However, over time it was discovered that she was not paralyzed after all. In fact, thanks to regular sessions of physical therapy she is now able to get around almost completely normally. She even has her own kitty-style workout regimen! Tiana currently lives in a foster home and her fabulous foster describes her daily routine:
“She loves the 6-foot cat tree and climbs to the top daily for a long afternoon nap. When I approach … more

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Media Release: Austin Pets Alive! Rescues Dog With Severe Autoimmune Reaction To Vaccinations And Two Cleft Lip Puppies Within 24 Hours

Austin Pets Alive! Rescues Dog With Severe Autoimmune Reaction To Vaccinations And Two Cleft Lip Puppies Within 24 Hours
April 1, 2016 (Austin, TX)- Austin Pets Alive! has rescued Frankie Puddin, a rottweiler mix puppy that had a severe autoimmune reaction to either vaccinations or preventatives that caused him to have seeping wounds and infections. Initially thought to be a contagious form of mange, the Austin Pets Alive! Medical Clinic made Frankie Puddin as comfortable as possible while he recovered from such a severe reaction. APA! also confirmed intake of two cleft lip puppies in the last day, one of which … more

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New Intake Kaleigh – FUND COMPLETE! THANK YOU!

kaleighMeet new intake Kaleigh. Kaleigh is a 7yr old Maltese Mix that is in need of some TLC. She has keraconjunctivitis sicca, better know as dry eye, and needs a special eye drop for this. We are looking to purchase or receive donations of Cyclosporine 2% .

Additionally, a 3/6 heart murmur and irregular heart rhythm were detected at intake. She is needing an ultrasound of her heart to diagnose any abnormalities that may need treatment.
Can you help get Kaleigh the treatment she needs to be adoption ready?
 

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Choco-Total Ear Canal Ablation Needed – FUND COMPLETE! THANK YOU!

You may remember Choco from our previous posts. He is quite the popular guy around here and over the time he has been a part of APA (since July 2013) has won all of our hearts over!choco3
Choco has been dealt a double whammy. He has behavior issues that are on-going and has severe allergies that affect his skin, ears, and overall happiness.

If you have ever had or known a dog with allergies, you know just how difficult it can be to care (and pay!) for them. Couple this with some … more

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Media Release: Austin Pets Alive!’s Medical Clinic Saves Dog With Ruptured Intestines

Austin Pets Alive!’s Medical Clinic Saves Dog With Ruptured Intestines

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Patsy – Before Surgery

March 29, 2016 (Austin, TX)- Austin Pets Alive!’s Medical Clinic performed life saving surgery to rescue Patsy, a dog who consumed a foreign body, causing her to become emaciated and drop to a dangerously low body weight. The obstruction eventually caused her small intestines to rupture.

Exploratory surgery was performed on February 6, 2016, by the veterinarians on staff at the Austin Pets Alive! Medical Clinic when Patsy had stopped eating. They found a linear foreign body, a leash … more

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