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Help Us Set Up Lovebug and Slash – FUND COMPLETE! THANK YOU!

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Slash and Lovebug are two peas in a pod. They have yet to meet but boy do they need to be set up!
Slash is a senior guy and has seen a lot in his 12 years. Slash came to APA with a lot of missing fur due to his collar being too tight, but he is looking more and more like what we suspect his handsome self is every day and is ready for whatever his new life will bring him!

Lovebug is a bit younger at 6yrs old … more

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Morlock, The Poodle Mix with a Special Heart

Morlock, The Poodle Mix with a Special Heart
Name: Morlock

Talent: Hide and seek. Morlock has such a keen sense of smell that his foster mates have a hard time hiding from him, whether hiding under the bed or behind the pantry door, Morlock is the reigning hide and seek champion in his foster home.

Exercise: He prefers to stretch his legs with a jaunt around the backyard or chasing his other dog friends.

Personality: He’s a lover not a fighter and loves getting attention from his foster mom.

What makes him special: He’s got a special heart. He has a grade 5 heart murmur … more

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Media Release: Austin Pets Alive! Treats 3,000th Parvo Puppy

Austin Pets Alive! Treats 3,000th Parvo Puppy
November 10, 2016 (Austin, TX): Austin Pets Alive! has taken in 3,000 puppies with parvo since 2008.Jackpot-3000ParvoPuppy

Number 3,000 – a terrier mix named Jackpot – arrived at APA! on October 23, 2016.

“APA! is the first organization in the country that began regularly treating puppies with parvovirus,” said Dr. Ellen Jefferson, Executive Director. “In the beginning, I treated them myself in my own home, and as APA! grew, we were able to take in more of these puppies each year. Now, our parvo treatment program is based … more

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Vision and hearing impaired dog saved from life on the street – FUND COMPLETE! THANK YOU

sidney pres2Sidney Prescott is an incredibly sweet, loving, calm dog who’s been through a rough time recently, but is settling in to live the good life. She was found as a stray getting picked on by three dogs!
Poor Sidney suffers from vision and hearing loss so life as a stray must have been incredibly difficult and sad for Sidney.
Although nothing can be done to improve Sidney’s hearing we may be able to help her vision. Sidney sidney pressuffers from a under-developed … more

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Meet MacGyver!

macgyverYou can’t go wrong knowing MacGyver! Just look at his handsome smile and great coat of fur! MacGyver is a young 4yrs old and is just full of life. But MacGyver has been thrown a curveball and needs your help hitting it out of the park. He was recently diagnosed with torn cruciate ligaments in both of his knees!5714f123-5eba-43verma8-a4a2-185d3139f92a

MayGyver needs bilateral TPLO surgery to relieve pain and reduce his chance for arthritis later in life. Because both of MacGyver’s knees are affected having the … more

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I’ve Never Met a Dog Quite Like Banjo

A Guest Post by Anna Crockett

In my three and half years of volunteering at Austin Pets Alive!, I’ve never met a dog quite like Banjo. This 10-year- old, sausage-shaped hunk of a dog caught my attention on the first day we met, and he’s been my favorite shelter dog ever since.banjo2

It’s hard to articulate why—maybe it’s his incredible smarts, maybe it’s his goofy, carefree nature, or maybe it’s his love of long walks around the lake. I have a feeling it’s a combination of all the above.

A few weeks ago, Banjo was … more

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Fiona’s Journey

fionaAustin Pets Alive rescued Fiona on Sept 9th after she was turned into another shelter with a broken pelvis. Little Fiona (she is only 5lbs!) was just so adorable and despite have a broken pelvis loved pets and the company of the medical staff.

It wasn’t until after we had her at APA that the vets discovered she also suffered a diaphragmatic hernia in addition to the broken pelvis. Poor Fiona must have been hit by a car! Fiona was taken in to surgery and the life threatening injury was successfully repaired…. more

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Help Cane by fostering or sponsoring

CanePoor Cane needs a cane to walk! Cane is a 6yr old Pit Terrier mix that has a luxated patella, meaning his knee cap won’t stay in place. Unfortunately this is a very fairly common congenital issue that happens to these pitty breeds and we’ve seen this before in several dogs just like Cane.

One thing we do know is Cane is in pain. Living on the hard concrete of the shelter increases the pain and getting him into a home is ideal. Austin Pets Alive is asking for foster for Cane in … more

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