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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 and all funds contributed through voting will support the Bottle Baby Nursery.

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 at midnight on Monday, August 8th. Let the … more

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Adoption Lessons: Never Judge a Cat by its…Cover

Adoption Lessons: Never Judge a Cat by its…Cover
At Austin Pets Alive! we love reading happy ending stories for all the pets who touch our lives.  We recently received one such story which included a little lesson learned by the Adopters.
Hello. My family, who are my husband Kirk, three year old son TJ, and I recently adopted Adelle from your Lakeline Petco location. I have to be honest, when we went to meet Adelle, she was not exactly what I had hoped. She seemed dirty, skinny, she had a cone around her neck from a recent surgery, and would not come out … more

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The Story of No Kill Austin – Part 3: Grassroots by Dr. Ellen Jefferson

This year Austin celebrates its fifth year as the largest No Kill City in the nation. And while that is a huge achievement, we find that most people don’t know how it was accomplished, or even what it means to be No Kill. Most people don’t see the many moving parts that have to mesh together to keep No Kill a reality and don’t realize that we could lose it at any time. Over the coming weeks, I will share the history of No Kill in Austin, how this community made it happen and why we still need your help … more

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Statement Regarding Kano

Statement Regarding Kano
Austin Pets Alive! has recently learned about the tragic killing of Kano. We are heartsick that this has happened to one of our graduates. Thankfully the court system is pursuing justice for Kano and we hope it will exhaust every option to hold this person accountable for a horrific crime. Pets are at the mercy of the decisions of their humans and it is vital, for the sake of pets and people alike that people are not allowed to get away with endangering them.

Warning: Content in news story is disturbing – http://keyetv.com/news/local/austin-man-accused-of-killing-dog-while-high-on-k2

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UPDATE! Raven’s heart condition and prognosis

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You may remember Raven from previous posts. Raven had a congenital heart defect that was detected several months ago when she was a tiny puppy. Raven was born into the care of Austin Pets Alive with pulmonic stenosis,  an obstruction of flow from the right ventricle of the heart to the pulmonary artery.

The good news for Raven is we just found out her condition is <strong>fixable </strong>with a procedure known as a balloon valvuloplasty. This procedure is a very … more

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Check out Val! – FUND COMPLETE! THANK YOU!

ValCheck out Val! Val is a 2yr old Boxer Mix that was hit by a car. He was taken to an emergency clinic then transported to the city shelter, where he was unable to receive care due to their high volume of intake. Val was then transported to APA! where he has moved into a foster home and is awaiting surgery. So many moves! Poor Val has a dislocated hip and can’t bear any weight on it. He is on pain medications but needs surgery to fully correct his hip and be … more

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The History of No Kill in Austin – Part 2: Advocacy to Action by Dr. Ellen Jefferson

This year Austin celebrates its fifth year as the largest No Kill City in the nation. And while that is a huge achievement, we find that most people don’t know how it was accomplished, or even what it means to be No Kill. Most people don’t see the many moving parts that have to mesh together to keep No Kill a reality and don’t realize that we could lose it at any time. Over the coming weeks, I will share the history of No Kill in Austin, how this community made it happen and why we still need your help … more

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Media Release: Puppy with Traumatic Amputation to Back Leg Arrives at Austin Pets Alive!

Puppy with Traumatic Amputation to Back Leg Arrives at Austin Pets Alive!
July 29, 2016 (Austin, TX)- A young puppy with a traumatic amputation to her back leg arrived at Austin Pets Alive! and will likely need an additional amputation surgery to properly heal.APA-Peggy

Peggy, a female puppy approximately six weeks old was brought to APA! from the City of San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter with an amputation of her rear leg.

Peggy-Radiograph“This injury looks very traumatic but we can’t say exactly what happened to cause this amputation,” said … more

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