The time has come- the time so many Austinites look forward to. The music, the films, the presentations, the traffic. SXSW is upon us and Austin Pets Alive! has a few things of our own going on.
Check it out:
Some of our animals will be out on the town waiting to meet you in person. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates on our whereabouts.
Lil BUB will be at Austin Pets Alive! on Saturday, March 14th just waiting to say hello and show you the kind of love that only … more
Posted in Events, Partnerships
In shelters everywhere, big adult dogs have an especially hard time finding adopters. Many spend several months in APA!’s shelter, longing for the day when someone will take them home.
Our dog behavior and matchmaker programs are doing great work in solving this problem by making our dogs more attractive to adopters. In 2014, the behavior team conducted 1,000 hours of playgroup, nearly 2,000 hours in training and prepared approximately 70 dogs for the Canine Good Citizen test (that doesn’t include the number of well-trained though not CGC-focused pups).
Meanwhile, matchmakers spend time getting to know the … more
Posted in Awareness/ PR, Partnerships, Rescue
Thank you to February’s Volunteer of the Month, Ranelle Merony. A dedicated volunteer in the neonatal nursery, Ranelle never leaves a feeding shift unfilled and is an asset to the team.
This is what her peers have to say about her:
I was left to work the overnight shift on a few nights this month due to a schedule change. A coworker had of family emergency and could no longer work that shift. I was faced with working it alone, unless a volunteer stepped up. Without hesitation, Ranelle volunteered to work a … more
Posted in Volunteering
Austin could not be no-kill without the deliberate coordination and teamwork of multiple players. While Austin Pets Alive! focuses on very specific demographics that no other shelter can serve, other shelters are an essential part of the no-kill puzzle.
Take a look at what each contributor offers the no-kill mission:
Not sure how we do what we do? Our life-saving programs are deliberately focused on the groups of animals that other shelters are unable to save (for example, the neonatal nursery).
This puzzle makes Austin the … more
Posted in Education, Partnerships, Rescue
Austin Pets Alive! maintains a lazer-like focus on the animals that, without our help, would be euthanized.
We do this by maintaining targeted programs designed to save specific demographics. Check those out right here:
These programs make our rescue a critical piece of the no-kill puzzle and they could not exist without the support of animal-lovers like you. Together, we really are Keeping Austin No-Kill!
Posted in Education, Rescue