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Coming Soon: Amplify Austin

AmplifyAmplify Austin 2015 is a 24 hour online giving festival held from March 5-6, 2015.
Last year, 1,314 APA! supporters collectively raised over $96,625.41, landing APA! as the 6th most popular nonprofit in Austin and earning the organization a few titles: most donors within the first hour and most unique donors overall.

Here is how you can help in 2015:

Set up a fundraising page and recruit friends and family to donate toward your goal- check out these useful resources we have put together for you!
Schedule or give a donation to help APA! win even … more

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Help Sadie Run and Play Again!

sadie(sally)Online fundraising for Help Sadie Run and Play Again!sadie9sally2)

Sadie needs YOUR help! Poor Sadie is only 1 year old and already needs knee surgery! She is a little pup, so she likely tried to jump off of something and injured her knee in the process. Poor girl! She has a broken femur at the pelvis and needs what is called a femoral head ostectomy (or FHO).

sallyShe is a very … more

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Big Sisters – Big Impacts

Austin Pets Alive! isn’t the only place that uses big brother and big sisters to make an impact. The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America has been matching mentors with human “Littles” for over 100 years. The relationships formed within this program have had a lasting effect on the lives of these young people – much like APA! “Bigs” do on our pups.

Margaux Vatel, an APA! foster and volunteer of two years, decided that she wanted to make a big impact too – in the lives of a human “Little.” When Margaux met Angel for the first time, she … more

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Boo Boo Needs Our Help!

booboo4Boo Boo needs our help! Boo Boo is a 4yr old, 14lb chihuahua mix that came to APA through the Austin BoobooAnimal Center in November of 2014.

Boo Boo has been undergoing treatment for itchy skin and furloss but all to no avail. Online fundraising for Boo Boo Needs Our Help!Boo Boo’s itchiness has not gotten better until recently when she was started on steroids. This indicates he is having an allergy issue.

Poor Boo Boo has … more

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American Pets Alive! 2015 Conference

AmPAWe are  excited to announce our 5th annual American Pets Alive! conference!

American Pets Alive! provides the forum for Austin Pets Alive! to share information on the life saving programs and protocols that helped Austin, Texas become the largest no-kill city in the United States.

APA! staff and volunteers will be joined by other national leaders in the No-Kill movement to provide detailed information on how you can replicate this success in your own community.

This year’s conference will be held at the beautiful Westin at the Domain,  located in north Austin and in close … more

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What you need to know about APA! code violations

Austin Pets Alive! recently faced an issue with building code violations at the Town Lake Animal Center. Several companies stepped up to ensure that we could continue saving lives without interruption.

We have now addressed all city code violations and we could not have done it without the following companies:

Aus-Tex Building Consultants

Bailey Elliot Construction 

Deville Custom Homes

Collier Law

GC Tex Painting


Thank you, Austin, for time and time again stepping up to ensure that we remain the largest no-kill city in the country.

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Win Brunch with Puppies and Kittens!


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Thank you to so many!

The following was written and submitted by APA! dog volunteer, Leora Orent:
I volunteer at Austin Pets Alive! about 5 times a week. I spend my time there with the dogs and there is plenty to do to care for them: taking them on walks, cleaning their kennels, changing their water, making sure their bedding is clean, and much more. But most of all letting them feel that they are loved and will not be forgotten any more.

LeoraOrentThese dogs are cared for just about as much as volunteers care for the dogs we have at … more

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