Category Archives: Special Needs Pets

Let’s help Madelyn!

We need to help Madelyn! She is a 2.5yr old Terrier Mix that is already having knee issues! The ridges that keep the knee cap in place are worn down and are allowing the knee cap to move side to … Continue reading

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Help us give George a good leg to stand on!

Meet George! George is a 4yr old Black-Mouth Cur Mix and is in quite the predicament. He has an old injury or surgical repair of his left radius that did not heal properly and so now the bones have healed in … Continue reading

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Is large, loving and friendly your type? Meet Louie!

Louie is a very sweet 2yr old Pitty Mix. He is 60lbs of pure love and really enjoys human company. He truly is man’s best friend! We don’t know Louie’s history but he has a pellet in his head from … Continue reading

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Anna’s heart still needs YOUR help!

Recently, you helped fund an important heart surgery for a playful 2-year-old pup named Anna. Anna still needs you. Her heart surgery, a PDA or Patent Ductus Arteriosus, surgery was performed on July 26th but not without complications. The surgeon … Continue reading

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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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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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