Hellen is a tiny, sweet girl who loves to snuggle beside you or nestle her head into your chest. She loves to nap most of the day with a few little spunky spurts of energy mixed in for fun. Hellen has some balance issues and falls a lot. This doesn’t seem to faze her as she jumps up and bounces around the yard like a little bunny. Her back legs are stronger than her front legs, so she somersaults a lot while exploring, but she’s getting stronger and can maneuver pretty well … more
Meet Patsy! This 3 yr old wonderful girl is certainly special. Everybody in the medical clinic and dog program knows Patsy and knows her well. Patsy has an appetite for well…anything. She just can’t seem to find something to eat she doesn’t like. This includes zippers, shirts, leashes, and of course food!
Patsy’s penchant for turning anything into food has become very dangerous for her to the point where the safest place for her to be is an empty room with nothing in it. Obviously … more
As we began pulling at-risk animals from the city shelter in 2008, one of the first things we realized we needed was a place to treat animals and perform spay/neuter surgeries. We initially used borrowed space at the Lake Austin Boulevard Animal Hospital, but that limited the days and times we could treat the animals. We also used area vets and Emancipet, but because we had to pay for those surgeries, and adapt to their schedules, we were still limited to approximately 100 surgeries per month…. more
And he needs your help! Grizzikat is a sick 12yr old boy that APA has been treating for weight loss, skin issues, upper respiratory issues, and overall unthrifyness since the beginning of August. He has just taken a turn for the worse and needs some blood work to help diagnose any underlying illnesses such as kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, or liver issues.
Can you help Grizzikat today? It would so much to him!Donate Now
You may remember Epstean from a while back when we posted about his golf-ball sized mass located at the front on his lower jaw. A biopsy was done of the mass and the good news is is is NOT cancerous! This was great news and means that Epstean can and will live a long happy life. However, the type of tissue it is made up of has a strong likely hood for re-growth; meaning if it is not completely removed the mass will most likely just grow back.
Because the mass is so … more
Scoop it up, Austin – It’s Your Duty!
It Adds Up! If all the dog poop created in one day in Austin was put in one pile it would weigh 150,000 pounds.
What’s the Problem?
It’s not just smelly!
It’s not just yucky to step in!
It’s not just fertilizer!
IT’S A PROBLEM!
Human and Pet Health:
Pet waste can cause:
Other unpronounceable Viruses and Parasites
Nutrients in pet waste can cause:
Gasping fish (no oxygen!)
Water that is just too nasty to look at or play in
What You Can Do?
Bring It! Carry a scooper … more
In 2008, when I signed on with Austin Pets Alive! as Executive Director, I had a distinct advantage in saving lives because I’m a veterinarian. Back then, any puppy at the city shelter (and this problem was not singular to just our city) suspected to have parvo virus, and any litter-mates of that dog or even any dogs in the general vicinity of the puppy would be killed.
In just about every shelter in the country, parvo is a death sentence, because of the intensive treatment required to save the puppy and … more