Category Archives: Awareness/ PR

Events – April 2014

The Hightower – Night out!: April 2nd at 5PM Join APA! at The Hightower on April 2nd where a percentage of food proceeds will go to our life saving efforts! Bring your dog and join us on the patio for … Continue reading

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Three Things Your Dog’s Looks Can’t Tell You

1. Personality and preferences A dog’s appearance is determined by only 0.25% of their entire genome. That leaves 99.75% of their genome unaccounted for. To predict personality and preferences based on 0.25% of a genome is like predicting what a … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Management System is Live!

Great news for APA! volunteers and team leaders! The new volunteer management system powered by Volunteer² is up and running! There are several important reasons we have decided to move to this system, including: Centralizing communications and scheduling systems (Vol² … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Poo-petrator

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Dogs in Austin: 215,000 Dog poop in Austin: 100,000 pounds per day That’s 100,000 pounds of toxic material on the ground each day. When not disposed of properly, this toxic matter enters our waterways… and eventually our mouths. When you … Continue reading

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APA! Barn Cats Join the Force

Bridging the gap between the “unadoptable” and the “so adoptable that they’re being sought out,” APA!’s Barn Cat program is doing big things in the name of no-kill. So big in fact that the police called in to investigate. Don’t … Continue reading

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March Volunteer of the Month – Merriessa Anton

Austin Pets Alive! would like to extend many thanks to their March Volunteer of the Month: Merriessa Anton.  Merriessa has been volunteering with APA! since the fall of 2011 and we are glad to see her get the recognition that … Continue reading

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February Volunteer of the Month – Kate Hill

As we wrap up the month of February, Austin Pets Alive! would like to thank our February Volunteer of the Month – Kate Hill! Kate is an active and necessary part of the cat team. Not only is Kate more than happy to take on the … Continue reading

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2013 Review: FeLV Sanctuary

This week, the Cat Program is reviewing the Feline Leukemia (FeLV) Sanctuary.  FeLV is a virus contagious only between cats.  This virus can be spread through saliva, mucus, urine, feces, and milk from infected cats, as well as, by bite wounds, during … Continue reading

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