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Diego has been waiting a long time, Are you his one and only?

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As part of APA!’s life saving mission, many dogs come to us with behavior issues that need to be worked through to help them be as adoptable as possible. Diego is one such dog and he came to APA! 900 days ago. 900 days is a long time, but in that time Diego has learned so much and has come so far!

Upon arrival in March of 2013, Diego was very reactive-barking and lunging at other dogs in kennels, was very high energy and pretty mouthy. We don’t know much about his … more

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Shamrock Gets A Better Outlook & A Better Chance At A Forever Family

shamrock Shamrock was a very misunderstood dog! He is a six year old Chihuahua that is diabetic and had vision loss due to cataracts. The cataracts were very likely caused by uncontrolled diabetes (from before his time with Austin Pets Alive!).

There were times in foster care that Shamrock was becoming bitey. We suspected during these times he was scared because he couldn’t see. Normally cataract surgery is not something APA! has the luxury to treat because it is not painful and animals typically live comfortably without it. Since the associated vision loss was affecting Shamrock’s behavior, at one point … more

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August Volunteer of the Month: Marilyn Fowler

Thank you to August’s Volunteer of the Month, Marilyn Fowler. She was instrumental in organizing the recent “Baby Shower” for the Neonatal Kitten Ward.

This is what her peers have to say about her:

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Marilyn displayed great leadership during planning stages and worked all day of the event to ensure that the Kitten Baby Shower was a success. And it was! The event raised over $1,800 plus a ton of supplies. This is a record amount. She also does so much more for the Neonatal Kitten Nursery. —Eva, Neonatal Volunteer

I worked … more

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Meet Sweet Peggy!

PeggyPeggy is a very happy post-partum terrier mix living at the Town Lake Animal Center. When Peggy was rescued in June this year she had 10 puppies she was nursing! That’s a lot of puppy! Peggy was a great mom and all her puppies are doing great and now adopted.Online fundraising for Meet Sweet Peggy!

Peggy has been battling on-going diarrhea and skin issues that have found no resolution in the last 2 months. It’s now time to send Peggy’s blood off for testing but Peggy … more

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Leave No Pile Behind — Poop Pollutes!

Scoop the PoopAre you guilty of leaving your dog’s waste on your neighbor’s lawn because you thought you were providing free fertilizer? Perhaps you don’t scoop the poop because you think it’s downright disgusting! Imagine if all dog owners in Austin didn’t scoop the poop. Our dogs create an average of a half pound of excrement per day. With 215,000 dogs in Austin, that adds up to more than 100,000 pounds of dog waste produced throughout the city every day!

Pet waste is a subject everyone likes to avoid, but it … more

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Spikey and his Hurt Paw – FUND COMPLETE! THANK YOU

Spikey is a clear hospice case, he is an old man with a cancerous mass. The only issue is, his mass is causing him discomfort and was actively bleeding every day. He hit the euthanasia list at another shelter and since then we have been trying to show him love and comfort the APA way.
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His amazing hospice foster was bringing him in every day for a bandage change, and he was forced to live out these final days of his life in an enormous and uncomfortable cone…. more

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MayTag – FUND COMPLETED! THANK YOU!

MayTag is one of the sweetest dogs, you would never believe how kind she is after hearing about the cruelty she has faced. She came to us covered in mud and actual maggots. unnamed[1]

She was totally emaciated, nothing on her body but descended mamory glands from the multiple litters of puppies she has had. We had to take her babies away from her to keep her alive, and they are fat and happy in an amazing foster home.

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She had zero socialization, she looked … more

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LYRPD KittyPALOOZA!

Love Your Rescue Pet Day KITTYPALOOZA is Saturday, July 18th from 12-6pm.

Come meet your new best kitten friend. We’re having a kitty party in honor of our fabulous foster felines! Give a deserving cat a fur-ever home. All kitties attending will have WAIVED adoption fees!

LYRPD KittyPalooza Adoption Event

Town Lake Animal Center

Saturday, July 18

Noon-6pm

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