Category Archives: Foster

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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Little Violet Needs Your Help

Violet is just the most lovely and mellow girl. She will sit on her bed in a lap, or even held comfortably in someone’s arms for as long as they like, and when you set her down she sometimes becomes … Continue reading

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UPDATE! Raven’s heart condition and prognosis – HEART SURGERY NEEDED

You may remember Raven from previous posts. Raven had a congenital heart defect that was detected several months ago when she was a tiny puppy. Raven was born into the care of Austin Pets Alive with pulmonic stenosis,  an obstruction of … Continue reading

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On paper and at the shelter Plex may have seemed like an “unadoptable” dog

  A Guest Post by Tabitha Szarko I first met Plex while working at Austin Pets Alive! last summer. He was not the hard-to- control beast that I had heard whispers of — the one who broke off several teeth trying … 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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Neo’s APA! Story

A Guest Post By Shorey Russell On November 3rd I received a transport plea that 2 cats were needing a rescue ride from a local shelter to Austin Pets Alive! As someone who loves being a transport volunteer, I jump … Continue reading

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Flooding Update

Follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information. We are open regular business hours for adoptions. Saturday, October 31 Happy Halloween!!! Thanks to our AMAZING volunteers and staff, all dogs were evacuated to flood free areas and 42 went … Continue reading

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Vickie Is Ready For Her Home Sweet Home, Is It Yours?

  A Guest Post by Katie Mellon   Vickie has been with APA! since December 2012 after she was transferred from the city shelter where she was picked up as a stray. Her behavior quickly deteriorated in the high stress … Continue reading

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