Category Archives: Foster

O’Neil is struggling and needs YOUR help

O’Neil is a black lab mix that APA! originally saved as a parvo dog. He went through a full 2 weeks of treatment before he tested negative and was able to come out of the Parvo ICU. 2 weeks is … Continue reading

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Chicken is NO Chicken

When Chicken came to Austin Pets Alive!, everyone knew he had quite the journey ahead. He was cold and weak… and didn’t have the energy to lift his own head. He couldn’t close his mouth or eyes and he was critically … Continue reading

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The Most Difficult and Expensive Shelter Cases……..

Currently Austin Pets Alive! has 9 dogs that are in need of orthopedic surgery. You can read all about them and donate to their cause below. Each of these dogs is currently on pain management therapy regime and in a foster home waiting for their … Continue reading

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You Can Save Lives by Fostering

As you may know, Austin, Texas is the largest no-kill city in the nation. Since 2008, you have helped APA! save more than 25,000 animals in Central Texas. Of these 25,000, several thousand were saved in part by foster parents. … Continue reading

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BUSTED: Why aren’t you fostering?

Fostering kittens is a magical experience, so why isn’t everyone doing it? Here are some of the most common reasons people aren’t fostering baby kittens – BUSTED 9: “I might get attached…” Sure, you might get attached… but have you … Continue reading

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7 Lifehacks for Animal Foster Parents

LIFEHACK #1 Use a shower caddy to store your furry friend’s goodies. LIFEHACK #2 Calm your furry friend during a storm with an all-natural dryer sheet. Sometimes, the storm itself is not what’s frightening the animal. Rather, the build-up of … 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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Mojito is doing great thanks to Shadow!

 Mojito, a 5 weeks old kitten, came to APA  seven days ago and was sick and small on intake. After being cared for in the nursery he has not gotten much better and was very anemic.   Now meet Shadow!Shadow … Continue reading

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