Category Archives: Special Needs Pets

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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Help Wally get his play back!

You might think Wally is a sweet cuddly teddy bear or a little woolly lamb. He is really a 1 year old adorable curly haired pup. He loves to play ball, attack plastic soda bottles, and occasionally he chase his fluffy … Continue reading

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Meet Parvo Survivor Ray Benson!

Meet Ray Benson! Ray was owner surrendered into our Parvo ICU June 24th and was just released this morning! When Ray was surrendered to APA! he was in terrible condition and likely would have died had he not come in … Continue reading

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Agent Colson is back on his mission!

Agent Colson still needs YOUR help! He had surgery at the eye specialist on both eyes but is still needing further corrective surgery. Right now the fur on his eye lids is still rubbing on the cornea. Additionally he needs … 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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Peggy Sue is sick!

Poor Peggy Sue is not eating and needs lab work! Peggy came to us a week ago and was in poor shape. She had extremely long nails which can be an indication of previous neglect. She is small and thin … Continue reading

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Austin Pets Alive’s Dobby needs your help

Dobby has been one of APA’s most challenging cases to date. Dobby came to APA in August of 2012 and we quickly discovered that she was in need of more than we could have imagined. In addition to Dobby’s significant, multiple medical … Continue reading

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