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Nash Was Hit By A car And Needs YOU!

NashPoor Nash has had a rough life so far but we’re trying to change that!

Nash, a Catahoula Mix, is only 3 1/2 months old but was hit by car leaving him with a fractured hip and leg that is requiring surgery. Not only did Nash have these internal injuries but he suffered from wounds as well and had to be on heavy duty antibioticsOnline fundraising for Nash Was Hit By A Car And Needs YOU! and a rigorous wound cleaning schedule. Currently Nash is on … more

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Diezel’s Heart Song

DiezelDiezel needs ALL our help! Diezel is a 2 Yr Old Terrier Pit Bull that came to Austin Pets Alive! via Austin Animal Center where he was surrendered byOnline fundraising for Diezel's Heart Song his owners. Sadly he was surrendered, after being raised from a puppy, because there no longer was time to care for him. Among Diezel’s best qualities is his love of children! The previous owners listed this as … more

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Get to Know (and help!) Henry – FUND COMPLETED! THANK YOU!

Oh Henry! Doesn’t he just melt your heart! Henry is a beautiful 1yr old Australian Shepard Mix that is quite the eye catcher with his captivating baby blue eyes. Henry has Henry2been with APA since September 2014 when he was rescued from euthanasia at another shelter due to space issues.

Henry has partial vision loss as well as hearing loss. Both of these are congenital ailments that Henry was born with.  As you can imagine this has made shelter life for Henry very challenging. Because Henry is such a young dog with vision … more

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Melissa Needs YOUR Help ASAP!

unnamedMelissa needs YOUR help as soon as possible! Melissa is a 2yr old Chihuahua mix that was found as a stray and rescued from euthanasia by Austin Pets Alive on April 8th.Online fundraising for Melissa Needs Help ASAP!

She has since been diagnosed with a very bad fracture of her rear right leg (most likely she was hit by a car) that Melissa2must be surgically repaired this month! The fracture is locate at the growth plate in … more

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March 2015 Volunteer of the Month- Diane Stapley

Thank you to March’s Volunteer of the Month, Diane Stapley. Diane has been generously volunteering at APA! for years, she has been invaluable to APA! in so many areas!

Diane StapleyThis is what her peers have to say about her:

Diane continues to foster special needs cases and did so again over the holiday. She is a constant participant with the tech needs at APA!, is always active on the development committee and was lead for the Staff volunteer party in December. She portrays APA! in a professional way and … more

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Now Interviewing – Austin Pets Alive! Volunteer Coordinator

Under general supervision, this employee will coordinate all activities of Austin Pets Alive!’s volunteer program including recruiting, training, recognizing, and supporting volunteers, maintaining volunteer records, and performing related work required to achieve APA!’s No-Kill mission.
The ideal candidate is a “people person” with outstanding communication, project management, conflict resolution, and empathic skills
This position reports directly to APA!’s Executive Director. Submit resumes to email hidden; JavaScript is required.
Essential Job Functions

Ensure all departments have sufficient volunteers to meet operational needs.
Design and implement successful volunteer recruiting campaigns and onboarding programs in cooperation with other departments.
Conduct new volunteer orientations with assistance from the Volunteer Coordination … more

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Everyone loves Choco.
Don’t you want to help his huge fan club raise the funds so that he always has the food he needs to support him through his skin issues and food allergies?
We have to have prescription food for him on hand and we keep running out or very low. What we’d like is to raise a bunch of money for him and use it get him his prescription z/d food regularly!

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The Next Internet Sensation

…brought to you by your local animal rescue
Bub and TunaTwo worlds collided this weekend when internet sensations Lil Bub and Tuna met for the very first time.

This moment struck a cord with everyone at APA!. Here’s why: These two ultra famous animals mean so much to the no-kill cause… but do their star struck followers realize it?

Lil Bub is a polydactyly cat with dwarfism and multitude of other genetic anomalies and Tuna is an endearingly snarky Chihuahua with a pretty significant overbite. In many cities, these particular animals would have been euthanized … more

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