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Almond – Parvo Survivor Needs YOUR Help!

almondAlmond was rescued in May when he was very sick with parvovirus! We rarely see dogs Almonds age with parvo (3yrs old) but unfortunately the virus does not discriminate. Lucky for Almond he is a survivor!Online fundraising for AlmondAlmond

Almond is a very sweet boy and not in the least nutty. Like most dogs, Almond doesn’t love being in a kennel, so he wants it known that he’s ready for his forever home! Meanwhile, he is happy … more

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12 Saves of Christmas

Let’s celebrate the holidays by taking a look at 12 of the most notable saves of 2014.

Lives like these matter in Austin. People like you make sure of that.
Please help us continue to save animals like Corky, Chicken and Sugar Bear by making a donation in honor of the holidays now.
12 Saves of ChristmasCelebrate 12 of the most notable saves of 2014 at Austin Pets Alive!.1st Save of ChristmasAnnabelle was positive for Feline … more

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Meet and Help Sasha!

Online fundraising for SashasashaSasha is a 5yr old Shar-Pei Mix that was rescued March 25th, 2014. Sasha adores being around people and she will often grace her loyal fans with a head bow so she can get a nice ear rub. No one told her that she might be too big as a lap dog, so she’ll try to get there if you let her. As much as she enjoys massages, Sasha also loves to play, whether it’s with a ball or a rope … more

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December Volunteer of the Month- Amy Heil

This December, Austin Pets Alive! wants to thank and congratulate our next Volunteer of the Month- Amy Heil.

Amy HeilHere is what her fellow APA!-ers had to say about her:
“Amy is constantly at Parvo taking care of the pups. She brings the pups fresh chicken / turkey from whole foods market to entice the ones to eat. She is competent with her medical skills and always looking for what is best for the pups. She always willinging to go the extra mile to make sure the pups are comfortable … more

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Dawson’s Journey Back to Life

Dawson was a ten-week-old puppy living on the streets and scavenging for food. He came to Austin Pets Alive! barely able to breathe, his skin falling off in clumps and covered in ticks, his skinny body hardly able to move. But his tiny little tail kept wagging. Dawson was rushed to emergency surgery where a chicken bone was removed from his throat. Within seconds, he could breathe again. But within days, he was diagnosed with Parvovirus.

Watch this video to see Dawson’s journey back from the brink of death.

Dawson gets to celebrate the gift of life this holiday season.

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Getting TLAC Up to Code

Austin Pets Alive! thanks the community for the outpouring of support in making needed repairs on Town Lake Animal Center.

Town Lake Animal Center saves more than 3,000 animals each year that literally have no where else to go. Austin Pets Alive! was just granted an extension to continue using the facility for 2-5 more years while a permanent shelter is built. “Everyone at Austin Pets Alive, but most importantly the animals, are extremely grateful to the companies and individuals who have come forward to either fund the needed repairs or actually do them”. Dr Ellen Jefferson, APA! Executive … more

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November Volunteers of the Month- Susan and Rhyan

Susan and RhyanAustin Pets Alive! is fortunate to have hundreds of dedicated volunteers. And this month we want to give extra thanks to our volunteers of the month: Susan and Rhyan, an incredible mother-daughter duo.

Here’s what others had to say about Susan and Rhyan: 
“Susan and Rhyan are an amazing mother-daughter pair! They show up every Sunday to help care for the FeLV cats and then make their way to the main cattery and help organize and clean everything for the day! Rhyan is so young but she is extremely dedicated … more

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The Hopeful Hero

WP_20141104_002Almost every dog and cat at APA! has a hopeful story of how they turned a corner and found a joyful life. Rashid is one such dog. He came to APA! deathly ill with parvovirus where he was depressed and downtrodden. But here’s what one of his many fans had to say about him now,
“The first thing that stood out to me about Rashid was his happy hopefulness. It is entirely understandable that spending so much time cooped up in a kennel in a shelter environment leaves many dogs heartbreakingly sad. But Rashid exuded joyfulness … more

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