Category Archives: Rescue

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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Your Love Stories

Your dogs and cats mean the world to you, so they deserve to have their stories told. Here are just a few quick stories about the animals you’ve taken into your hearts… LEVI According to mom, Levi is a “sweet, … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just a Bottle Baby Nursery

Birdie was no more than a few days old when she came to APA!. At 76 grams and no larger than the palm of a hand, Birdie needed to stay nourished and warm. Birdie was initially placed with a nursing … Continue reading

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A note from Ellen Jefferson

On December 31st, 2013, I wrote you as I was sitting at my desk watching celebratory emails mix with emails from APA! staff and volunteers about the dozens of sick, injured, and young pets that needed our help.  In that email, … Continue reading

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