Senior Skip Day 2018!

by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: General


This past weekend, some of our senior animals got the “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” treatment as they spent time skipping the shelter to see the sights around Austin!

We started with Chuey who wanted to have a nice lunch at Uchiko! There were just too many options for the sweet girl but she loved every moment.

Next, Rosalyn hit up the Graffiti park! She loved all the colors and smells. She even got to witness a marriage proposal!

After all that excitement, we needed a calmer atmosphere, so Meow Man suggested we check out the new Central Library. He loved the views of Ladybird Lake from the top floor garden and reading room.

To close out our time on the town, Pooh wanted to check out the bats on the Congress St. Bridge. Little did she know she would end up being the center of attention.

(Photo Credit: Rachel Hammond)

These awesome pets are ready to skip the shelter entirely in order to explore more of the sights and smells this big world has to offer!

Did you know senior pets often wait months to be adopted? This can be due to their advanced age as well as potential increased medical costs. At Austin Pets Alive! we believe seniors deserve the same chance at love and life as their younger counterparts, so we created the Senior Pets Fund. The Senior Pets Fund immediately addresses the special medical needs of senior cats and dogs when they arrive at APA!, whether that be additional blood work or mass removals, allowing us to save hundreds of senior animals every year! In fact, we estimate transferring in around 375 senior pets each year, requiring a fund of $150,000 to meet their needs. It’s never too late to make a difference in a pets life. Donate to the Senior Pets Fund today!