Category Archives: Rescue

Your Dollars Fill This Collar

During your last visit to APA!, you may have noticed a banner like this one: Here’s the inside scoop: This summer has been a busy one at Austin Pets Alive!. On average, we have saved three more animals per day than … Continue reading

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You Can Save Lives by Fostering

As you may know, Austin, Texas is the largest no-kill city in the nation. Since 2008, you have helped APA! save more than 25,000 animals in Central Texas. Of these 25,000, several thousand were saved in part by foster parents. … Continue reading

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Our No-Kill Journey

There are two ways to look at no-kill: All healthy, treatable and rehabilitatable animals are saved from euthanasia 90% of animals are saved from euthanasia (making the assumption that approximately 10% of animals that make it to the shelter are … 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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You Helped Princess Walk Again

Your donations saved Princess’s life and helped find her very own family. Now she knows there’s no place like home. Scared, alone and unable to walk, Princess needed love. You were there for her. Your donations provided emergency surgery to … Continue reading

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Snapshot of Your Compassion

You help give second chances to unweaned kittens, puppies with parvovirus, cats with ringworm and dogs that need behavioral support in Central Texas. You believe that no life should  be taken for granted and that the programs at APA! make … 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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The Cost Accounting of Shelter Killing in Texas

[From the Best Friends Blog]   A recent opinion by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME) threatens to derail the no-kill achievements of Austin and the rapid progress toward no-kill being made in San Antonio and other Texas … Continue reading

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