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Help Christopher Now!

christopher4Christopher is not in good shape right now and needs help quickly! He is a 3yr old Terrier Mix that was found on the side of the road and picked up by animal control.Online fundraising for Christopher Needs Help NOW!

Since he was picked up Christopher has been painful in his rear end and it’s because he has some serious orthopedic problems.

In both Christopher’s rear legs the kneecaps are moving in and out of place. this is called a luxating patella. In his right knee the patella is … more

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The Orange RuffTail Fitness Challenge by Bill Ruel

The Orange RuffTail Fitness Challenge by Bill Ruel

Chuck checking out stand up paddle boarders and kayakers on the lake.

Chuck checking out stand up paddle boarders and kayakers on the lake.

I’m a few weeks away from my 1 year anniversary of volunteering at APA! I started as a Rufftail Runner on July 14, 2014. Most of what I do at APA! is RTR, and that’s what this post is about.

The Rufftail Runner (and Walker since there are usually more walking dogs than running dogs on the list) program is … more

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Zuzu: A Re-Love Story by Rhonda Marple

Zuzu: A Re-Love Story by Rhonda Marple

March 2015 marked one year since we adopted Zuzu. It was a year of ups and downs, to put it mildly.

My husband and I had been looking for a young cat to adopt. We had two cats: Freddy, 8, and Lyle, 16. Knowing that Lyle wasn’t going to be around forever, we wanted a companion for Freddy. I had been monitoring the cats for adoption on the APA! website; and then 8-month-old Zuzu showed up.

ZuzuRhondaMarpleZuzu is nearly blind; she had one eye removed as a … more

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Truman!

truman2 Meet Truman! Truman is a 1.5 Year Old Bulldog Mix that is 87 pounds of pure love and sloppy kisses! He is a big goofy dog that just loves to cuddle on the couch and follow his fosters around the house in search of more affection.Online fundraising for Truman!

While Truman looks like he has not a care in the world he actually has two bad knees and needs surgery on both of them. The poor guy came to APA with these injuries from another … more

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Meet The Very Dapper Topper! – FUND COMPLETE! THANK YOU!

Meet the very dapper Topper! This sweet senior gentlemen is a 6yr old Lhasa Apso mix that loves playing with his 60lb house mates as well as laying in hiToppers fosters lap soaking up the love.

Topper has liver and thyroid issues and needs is blood work rechecked to make sure he is on the right medications and ready for adoption.

Can you help Topper get in tip-top shape?topper2

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Bottle Baby Nursery T-Shirt Contest

It’s that time of year again! Every year, volunteers of the Bottle Baby Nursery Program at APA! vote on a t-shirt design that will be the new bottle baby shirt for the year. All designs are submitted by volunteers!

This is what the back of the shirt will look like:

Print

Below are the submissions for the front of the shirt. It’s $1 per vote ($10 minimum) and whichever design collects the most money will be printed. Click on the progress bar next to each design to vote for that specific design. Voting will end … more

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Meet Mika!

mikaIndomitable, unstoppable, Mika. The first year of Mika’s life has been spent bouncing around from owner to owner, until sheOnline fundraising for Meet Mika! was ultimately hit by a car and dropped off at the animal shelter. The latest caregiver at the time had no interest in picking her up, so here she is at APA!, looking to try again.

Mika sustained an injury when she was hit by that car and needs surgery to correct her hip. Mika needs an FHO surgery done which … more

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Flooding Update

Thank you for the incredible outpouring of support after Monday’s flooding in Austin! We could not do what we do without all the help we receive from the community, and that has been especially evident yesterday and today.

If you are interested in helping APA! recover from Monday’s record floods, here are some areas we need the most help:

Foster—We really need long-term fosters (2 weeks+) to help alleviate shelter crowding right now. In addition to the flooding at Town Lake Animal Center (which also directly impacted Austin Animal Center since their kennels also had to be evacuated), the storms … more

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