Category Archives: Awareness/ PR

What It Means to Have a Non-Dog-Park Dog

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 … Continue reading

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New Intake Star

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 … Continue reading

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Honoring Life

  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 … Continue reading

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Scoop it up, Austin – It’s Your Duty!

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? Pet Waste: It’s not just … Continue reading

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The History of No Kill in Austin – Part 4: Parvo by Dr. Ellen Jefferson

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 … Continue reading

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Calling all warriors, dashers, mudders and APA! supporters!

Calling all warriors, dashers, mudders and APA! supporters! We are happy to announce that our corporate sponsor, Austin Subaru, is hosting APA!’s first-ever Ruff and Rugged Run on Sunday, October 2 at MYLO Obstacle Fitness in south Austin. This obstacle … Continue reading

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Hector is feeling better thanks to Firehouse Animal Health Center

At 8 years old, Hector is a senior cat that was in desperate need of oral care when he came into the APA! Cat Program. His mouth was so painful he could not eat well and was constantly drooling. Due … Continue reading

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Statement Regarding Kano

Statement Regarding Kano Austin Pets Alive! has recently learned about the tragic killing of Kano. We are heartsick that this has happened to one of our graduates. Thankfully the court system is pursuing justice for Kano and we hope it … Continue reading

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