Amplify Austin: Donate TODAY to save lives and keep Austin No-Kill

by Hilary Bentley • Posted in: Awareness/ PR, Donations, Events, Fundraising

We’re just hours away from the start of the Amplify Austin telethon, and we couldn’t be more excited… Beginning at 7pm tonight, we have the chance to save more lives than ever before!

Amplify Austin is our city’s first community-driven fundraiser, and is positioned to raise $1 million for non-profits throughout Austin. Between 7pm tonight (Monday) and 7pm tomorrow (Tuesday), Amplify Austin will be the host to receive individual donations for 300+ non-profit organizations. During these 24 hours, your donations to Austin Pets Alive! can be AMPLIFIED. What does that mean? The sponsors behind Amplify Austin are matching donations made to the organizations that Austinites support. They are also providing bonuses to the ones that our citizens give the most to. In other words: This is the perfect time to show your support for Austin Pets Alive!

While this fundraiser is ongoing through 7pm, Tuesday, APA is asking that those able to donate to our animals do so through the Amplify website tonight between 7pm and midnight. If APA receives the most unique donations, or the largest amount of donations during this time-frame, sponsors will recognize our importance to the community and provide us with additional funds! Of course any donations made tomorrow will be hugely beneficial.

2013 marks the 2nd anniversary of Austin as the largest no-kill city in the nation, and we’re hoping to keep it that way!

What does a donation to APA mean?


    • -$25 will feed a dog for a month
  • -$50 will vaccinate a litter of puppies
  • -$100 will save a litter of kittens
  • -$250 saves a puppy from parvovirus, an easily treatable disease
  • -$1000 will save 2 injured dogs or cats by providing medical/surgical support

Every donation counts. Yesterday alone, APA received 2 litters of newborn orphan kittens! Whether you’ve donated to APA before, or you’ve thought about it but haven’t had the opportunity, please consider Amplify Austin as a time that your help can go above and beyond. Let’s amplify our ability to give every animal a chance!