Meet Mary! Mary is a 2yr old Pitty Mix that Austin Pets Alive rescued Sept 22nd. She was diagnosed with a torn cruciate ligament in her right knee at her originating shelter and so was unable to stay there. She is painful and is on two pain medications but needs surgery as soon as possible. We are not sure what happened to Mary but it seems she has had this issue since before she came into shelter life…. more
What It Means to Have a Non-Dog-Park Dog
A Guest Post by Sarah Gray
Dog. Everlasting companion. Co-pilot. Wingman/woman. From the first moment the thought of having a dog crept into your head, you’ve daydreamed about all the adventures you and your doggo will partake in and all the places you’ll go together.
But what if you fall for a dog that isn’t always jazzed about other dogs? Or maybe the puppo you got your sights on likes dogs, but you’re advised to be wary of dog parks. “Say what?” Here you were, walking around Dogtown, USA—otherwise known as Austin, Texas—seeing all these … more
Despite valiant efforts to keep it going, the air conditioner in our main cattery has officially died. It is unsafe for the cats to be in the heat. Our good friends at Radiant Plumbing will replace the unit, but we need to raise approximately $9,000 to pay for the unit itself. Right now, the cats are cooped up in our conference room and we’d love to get them moved back home as soon as possible. Please help out by donating using the form below. UPDATE: Funds raised as of 9/23/16 total $3,280.
Star is a brand new cat to Austin Pets Alive and was just transferred in today! She is a 10yr old beautiful medium-haired tortoiseshell. Unfortunately she also has a large mass under and behind her ear that is ulcerated and needs so be surgically removed. To complicate matters though she is in poor body condition and very thin.
Because of her poor condition, to safely perform surgery to remove the mass blood work needs to be run at the lab to check for organ function and thyroid function.
Helping Star will help move her … more
Violet is just the most lovely and mellow girl. She will sit on her bed in a lap, or even held comfortably in someone’s arms for as long as they like, and when you set her down she sometimes becomes very playful! She likes to burrow inside blankets, and to be around someone who will engage her every so often throughout the day . Just the perfect little companion!
Violet does undergone one surgery already to remove 2 of 3 masses along her mammary chain. … more
You can’t judge a book by its cover, or a cat either for that matter! Take Tulip…some might see a grumpy face and keep moving, never getting to know the super sweet and friendly kitty that resides inside. Boy, would they be missing out! Tulip is an extremely affectionate cat who loves being petted. As for her appearance, we think her cranky expression is pretty darn adorable and her twisty whiskers too!
Tulip has recently undergone surgery to remove several masses throughout her body. Because … more
A Guest Post by Adopter Kateri Molinaro
I am not a cat person. Like at all. So one night at work I’m looking on Craigslist for a dog. I come across this ad saying “Meet Vienna!” I knew about Austin Pets Alive and thought “Wow. What a pretty name for a pup.” So I clicked.
And here was the most beautiful, photogenic little kitten. And I decided to read the ad. She was perfect. Sweet, snuggly, and best of all, claw conscious! So I emailed APA asking to meet her. I never thought I’d get a response the very next day, let … more
A Guest Post by Coleen Ellis of The Pet Loss Center
September 11th. Just saying that date brings a flood of emotion to everyone who walks the soil of this great country. Fifteen years later, many can still remember exactly what they were doing during every minute our nation was rocked that day.
For every September 11th since then, it’s a day of remembering. A day that makes us all want to hold those we love even closer. A day we remember those who tragically and senselessly lost their lives.
Every year, the second Sunday of September is set aside for another … more