Media Release: Spay/Neuter Marathon

by Marketing • Posted in: Adoptions, Awareness/ PR, Press Releases


Austin Pets Alive! Preps More Than 200 Animals For Adoption With Spay/Neuter Marathon

July 10, 2015 (Austin, TX)- Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is performing more than 200 spay/neuter surgeries over a four-day period to prepare animals affected by flooding for immediate adoption.

IMG_3659From Memorial Day to the end of June, APA! brought 344 more animals into its programs than over the same time last year, in large part due to the floods and ongoing storms. Many of these were sick with respiratory infections or too young for surgery but are now healthy enough. Because there are so many of them, APA! is holding a marathon spay/neuter event, where approximately 170 APA! cats and 40 APA! dogs will be spayed and neutered.

As of the end of June, APA! had 1,074 cats in programs and 720 dogs in programs. Taking animals from flood-affected shelters and an unusually heavy kitten season have greatly impacted all of APA!’s programs.

To help alleviate the population overflow, Austin Pets Alive!, Austin Animal Center and Austin Humane Society are partnering to promote $25 adoptions for animals on site and in foster. Any cat older than 8 weeks and any dog over the age of six months will be $25 to adopt (some exclusions apply). The Austin community stepped up in a big way on Memorial Day to help APA! with their foster needs at Town Lake Animal Center and now the same is needed with adoptions.

Keeping Austin a no-kill city begins and ends with animal adoptions.

Austin Pets Alive! is a 501(c) 3 (nonprofit) organization. Austin Pets Alive! is focused on helping the healthy and treatable pets at risk of euthanasia at city shelters. Our mission is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.