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Long Stay Morgan Needs Surgery – Scheduled for Feb 5th! THANK YOU!

Morgan2Austin Pets Alive first met Morgan in May 2012. Morgan was rescued from the euthanasia list after being found as a stray.

Morgan is an all white Pit Mix and is deaf. Unfortunately deafness, especially in a shelter setting, can cause significant behavior issues. Can you imagine what it must be like for this sweet girl?

Over the years Morgan has been adopted and returned twice. The first time her adopters did not have time for her and the second time was for, unfortunately, behavior reasons.

Since being returned in November 2014 Morgan has torn … more

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Falcor Is All Fixed Up Thanks To BEEVET

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Falcor is a 10 year old poodle mix currently in foster with Austin Pets Alive!. Falcor was brought into APA! programs back in August when he was transferred from Austin Animal Center as a medical case due to severe emaciation and dental disease. Thanks to BEEVET Animal Hospital, Falcor has received surgery to remove multiple decaying teeth and repair two oronasal fistulas in his mouth. If left untreated, an oronasal fistula can cause pets discomfort and even infection.

Luckily, Falcor’s surgery was a success and the veterinarians at BEEVET were pleased with Falcor’s recovery stating … more

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Reva – This Girl Is A Mess And Needs Help! – FUND COMPLETE! THANK YOU!

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Poor Reva is quite broken and needs help!
Reva3Reva has a torn cruciate ligament (ACL) in her right knee, a ruptured medial patellar ligament in the same knee, and severe chronic changes to right hip indicating she may have had an old fracture that has now essentially created it’s own repair. However, it’s very possible that surgery will be required to fix the hip so as she ages she does not have chronic pain.

The hip does not need surgery at this time. We’re … more

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Media Release: Austin Pets Alive! Puppy To Participate In Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XII

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Austin Pets Alive! Puppy To Participate In Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XII

January 14, 2016 (Austin, TX)- Austin Pets Alive! is proud to announce the participation of their own Hailey in Puppy Bowl XII. Television’s original adoption extravaganza is back and furrier than ever as the world’s cutest sporting event returns to Animal Planet with Puppy Bowl XII on Sunday, February 7, from 3-5 PM ET/PT. Watch for two hours of fuzzy faces, sloppy kisses and puppy penalties.

Hailey was drafted in the starting lineup for “Team Ruff,” representing Austin Pets Alive! for the televised competition full of canine cuteness. … more

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Welcome To The Brodie Bunch!

A Guest Post By Katy Gustafson

Welcome to the Brodie Bunch! We have many amazing cats spend some time here at the Petco on Brodie Ln.

Here are the stories of a few:

MissPollyI met Miss Polly one November day in 2012. At 12 years of age, she was such a beauty!  Our meeting was brief, before I had to say goodbye, but I could not forget her.  I kept tabs on her, even though I went on vacation myself, wondering if she would get adopted during the holidays, but alas, she was still at APA! … more

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Media Release: Austin Pets Alive! Launches Trial Adoptions For Dogs At Town Lake Animal Center

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Austin Pets Alive! Launches Trial Adoptions For Dogs At Town Lake Animal Center
January 12, 2016 (Austin, TX) – Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is excited to announce the launch of a new program which they hope will entice more Austin families to adopt their next dog from APA!’s Town Lake Animal Center (TLAC) location. The trial adoption program will allow approved adopters to take home a dog with the option of a full refund if the dog is returned within the first seven days.
7DayTrialAdoptionsAPAThese new trial adoptions will … more

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Meet Lou Lou! – FUND COMPLETE! THANK YOU!

loulou3Meet Sweet Lou Lou! Lou Lou was found on December 26th after just being hit by a car. She was in shock, could not get up, and had severe and extensive injuries. She has suffered a nerve injury to her front leg, and dislocated hip, and a deep wound (road rash) to her forehead.

Lou Lou’s head wound is healing but her front leg has nerve damage that will hopefully get better over time. However, there is a good chance that she will never again have full function of that leg. She … more

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American Pets Alive!: Making America No-Kill

AmPA-logoMaking Austin the largest No-Kill city in the country was not an easy road for Austin Pets Alive! (APA!), but with its “taking the bull by the horns” approach, it happened in just a few years. Now, imagine making AMERICA No-Kill?! Yes, the US-of-A a No-Kill nation!

After APA!’s huge milestone back in 2011, the organization was bombarded with emails filled with a million questions, phone calls wondering how it managed its top-notch programs and requests for tours of the facility. Grassroots communities and rescue organizations from all over the country were wanting … more

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