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We need to do bloodwork on this beautiful senior cat.
She wants to do normal old lady things like make busicuits and gather yarn but instead she’s in misery!
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Big Things Happening!


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.

cruiser_shashvatOur 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

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What would YOU do for a Klondike dog?

Klondike is the kind of dog who will steal your heart the moment you meet him. He is a sweet and loving companion for his Foster, and is just a little timid and shy.


The unfortunate thing about Klondike is that he was dropped on his head as a puppy, and has a couple of problems because of that. What he really needs now is a surgery on his femur that will alleviate the pain he has felt his whole life.

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Gronk wants to Run!

We have this very sweet guy here who does not deserve to feel the pain he has felt in his first year of life.
Gronk came to us on the edge of life, suffering from the Parvo virus. When Gronk started feeling better and moving around, we realized that he was healed… except for his torn ACL.
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He is an adorable and playful guy who has his whole life in front of him, and so we really … more

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Help Keep Maxwell On His Feet

Our poor boy Maxwell has a really terrible leg injury that is very simmilar to a torn ACL on a human.
You may even know personally how painful this is. Well, Maxwell is very sweet and hides his pain for the most part, but we know he is really hurting.
We want to do something to help his pain as soon as possible but we need your help to raise the funds for his … more

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February 2015 Volunteer of the Month- Ranelle Meroney

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.
Ranelle MeroneyThis 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

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Zing’s Eyes

Sweet and cuddly Zing was born with eyelid agenesis, a rare defect that can occur in other animals, but is mostly found in cats. What is eyelid agensis? Zing was born without eyelids! What a life? The fur that grows above his eyes has nothing but eyeball to rub against. Can you imagine having hair in your eye all the time?
Online fundraising for Zing's Eyes
That is why we need to get him this surgery that will relieve … more

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The Puzzle Comes Together

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

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