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Ringing in the New Year with APA!

by austinpetsalive • Posted in: Adoptions, Events, Press Releases

We’ll be open until 7 p.m on New Years Eve and will open at 11 a.m on New Year’s Day! We’re pretty sure that makes us the only shelter in Austin to be open on the holiday. So, while many hospitals will report their first birth of 2011, APA! is looking forward to hosting the first pet adoption of the new year at our HQ. In addition, on Saturday we are offering “name your own price” adoption rates for pets 6 months and older.

“We are excited to host a discounted adoption event to celebrate the new year and we hope to bring out additional adopters with our special pricing,” said Dr. Ellen Jefferson, Executive Director of Austin Pets Alive! “Our animals are a part of our APA! family, and we’ll continue to develop creative ways to ensure they find loving homes within the community. ”

We’re optimistic that many of our animals will find forever homes with the reduced adoption rates and new year’s spirit, and are setting a goal of 100 adoptions for the weekend.

Specifically, Daisy, a seven-year old Blackmouth Cur mix, is searching for a family to call her own. This good-natured pup fits right in with kids, cats and dogs alike. Additionally, Frankie, a buff-colored tabby with big golden brown eyes, is a lovely companion for humans, but really, truly shines around other cats. He loves the grumpy adult cat or even the rambunctious kitten that might be in his new home.

New Year’s Adoption Event
-Dog and Cat Adoptions: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the APA! Adoption and Resource Center, 2807 Manchaca Rd, December 31 – January 2.
-“Name Your Own Price” adoption fees for pets six months and older at the APA! Adoption & Resource Center on New Year’s Day, with a minimum adoption donation of $25.
-A bottle of champagne will also be given with each adoption through the whole weekend. (note: while supplies last, adopters 21 years of age and up only).  Champagne generously provided by Alchemistix.
-Additional gift given to adopters of first pet adopted on New Year’s Day, along with a special post to our social media outlets about the adoption and animal.
-Chance to win a two-night stay at any Kimpton Resort for anyone who visits the APA! Adoption & Resource Center Friday-Sunday and enters the free raffle.

For those searching for a belated holiday gift, APA! is always offering sponsorships of its pets (available on the website). Sponsorships greater than $50 will be sent a photo of the sponsored pet in a magnet frame and all sponsorships, regardless of donation level, will be sent a card by APA! with a message designated by the donor.

In addition to hosting adoptions, volunteers will be at building during regularly scheduled hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to ensure the animals are well taken care of throughout the holiday weekend.

Town Lake Animal Center will close at 5 p.m on December 31 and remain closed for the holiday on January 1.


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