Category Archives: Rescue

Say Cheese! And help him too! Almost complete!

Poor Cheese was only a wee kitten of 3 weeks  when he arrived at APA’s doorstep. We could tell he had some sort of vision issues even then but he was so young the most important task was making sure … Continue reading

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Gemini – adopted as a pup, returned as an adult

Lets flash back a little. Meet Gemini. Austin Pets Alive first met Gemini as a 1/2 pound, 4 week old puppy back in 2012. She was rescued along with her 10 siblings from the Bastrop shelter where they were to be … Continue reading

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The Next Internet Sensation

…brought to you by your local animal rescue Two worlds collided this weekend when internet sensations Lil Bub and Tuna met for the very first time. This moment struck a cord with everyone at APA!. Here’s why: These two ultra … Continue reading

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Big Things Happening!

  In shelters everywhere, big adult dogs have an especially hard time finding adopters. Many spend several months in APA!’s shelter, longing for the day when someone will take them home. Our dog behavior and matchmaker programs are doing great work … Continue reading

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The Puzzle Comes Together

Austin could not be no-kill without the deliberate coordination and teamwork of multiple players. While Austin Pets Alive! focuses on very specific demographics that no other shelter can serve, other shelters are an essential part of the no-kill puzzle. Take … Continue reading

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What you should know about life saving in Austin

Austin Pets Alive! maintains a lazer-like focus on the animals that, without our help, would be euthanized. We do this by maintaining targeted programs designed to save specific demographics. Check those out right here:   These programs make our rescue … Continue reading

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12 Saves of Christmas

Let’s celebrate the holidays by taking a look at 12 of the most notable saves of 2014. Lives like these matter in Austin. People like you make sure of that. Please help us continue to save animals like Corky, Chicken and … Continue reading

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Dawson’s Journey Back to Life

Dawson was a ten-week-old puppy living on the streets and scavenging for food. He came to Austin Pets Alive! barely able to breathe, his skin falling off in clumps and covered in ticks, his skinny body hardly able to move. But his … Continue reading

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