Category Archives: Awareness/ PR

Protect your pups against Distemper and Parvovirus

With the summer months readily approaching, we typically see an uptick of dogs coming into our care that are on ‘distemper watch’ or ‘parvo watch’. This is typically due to the uncertainty of previous vaccinations and the rise in spread … Continue reading

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Kaleigh gets to see her world without discomfort

Kaleigh is an APA! foster who was recently adopted into a loving home. Here is Kaleigh’s story and how APA! and medical support from our friends at MettaSound Veterinary Imaging helped her to live a better life and find a loving home. Kaleigh was originally at … Continue reading

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Maddie’s Fund Surprises Ellen Jefferson, DVM, and Other Industry Super Heroes with $90K in Grant Awards

  Austin Pets Alive!’s Executive Director Ellen Jefferson, DVM, was presented a surprise grant today at the HSUS Animal Care Expo. As one of the nine recipients of the 2016 Hero Award, Dr. Jefferson stated, “It was such a wonderful surprise to … Continue reading

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When it comes to finding a litter of kittens you can help save lives sometimes by not taking action.

Kitten season is in full swing and we are seeing an unusually large number of abandoned neonatal newborns coming into our nursery, more than we’d like to see. Many of these extremely young kittens look healthy and well cared for, … Continue reading

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On the trail or in the community, you’ll see our CGC dogs in training.

A Guest Post by Jessica Borda On the trail or in the community, you see some of our Canine Good Citizen dogs in training. Often you’ll hear a muttered ‘wish my dog that was well trained’ as an owned dog … Continue reading

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Forever wouldn’t be long enough with Stardust

Forever wouldn’t be long enough with Stardust A Guest Post By Natascha Hamman Stardust came to me two days after the death of my hospice foster Browder. I wasn’t anticipating another hospice foster so soon, but everyone knows I’m a sucker … Continue reading

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Poop Pollutes – Leave No Pile Behind

Poop Pollutes – Leave No Pile Behind Do you leave your dog’s waste around the neighborhood because you think you’re providing free fertilizer? Perhaps you don’t scoop the poop because you think it’s disgusting! Pet waste left on the ground creates a … Continue reading

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Bringing Rescue Pets Home: A Guest Post By Dr. Audrey Wystrach

Bringing Rescue Pets Home As a practicing veterinarian for more than two decades, I’ve worked with many families to integrate a newly adopted rescue pet into their home. Austin Pets Alive! does amazing work training and socializing rescue pets and … Continue reading

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