Category Archives: Pets Needing Homes

Meet Sheldon!

Sheldon is a 1.5yr old retriever mix that has had skin issues since coming into the shelter. He has been diagnosed and treated for several skin conditions including ringworm and mange repeatedly but has not had resolution. The vets are now … Continue reading

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August Volunteer of the Month- Mary Jonse

Austin Pets Alive! is proud to recognize our volunteer of the month for August, Mary Jonse. Mary is an indispensable part of the APA! team, almost single-handedly giving an honest chance to one particularly challenging (but no less wonderful) group of animals: incontinent cats. … Continue reading

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Remember Penelope?

A few months ago, you may have seen Penelope’s story on the news. She had been brutally attacked by a dog in her own home and her jaw had been broken. It was also discovered that she had  unweaned kittens to take care of! … Continue reading

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Lord of the Ring…Worm!

Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is hosting a community event designed to educate the general public on a fungus known as ringworm on Saturday, August 16th from noon to 6pm at their Town Lake Animal Center location (and hopefully encourage many adoptions … Continue reading

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Shamrock needs cataract surgery!

Meet sweet Shamrock. He is a 5yr old Chihuahua that has cataracts and is also diabetic. He is a very sweet pup and loves to snuggle but unfortunately he has had some bite incidents. Both of the times he bit … Continue reading

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Surgery for Anna’s Heart

A 2-year-old Austin Pets Alive! dog named Anna needs surgery on her heart. Anna is a playful, happy dog born with a congenital heart defect known as Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PHD). This condition is usually diagnosed at birth and two-thirds of untreated cases … Continue reading

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It’s a Special Kind of Weekend!

…Adoption Special that is! July 11th is Furr-ever Free Friday AND it’s Single And Lovin’ It Weekend though Sunday, July 13th. Come make your weekend special by finding that next furry member of your family at any of our adoption … 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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