Monthly Archives: January 2011

Volunteer Spotlight: “Adoptline” volunteer, Gerri Kappler

Gerri Kappler starts and ends her day, and spends pretty much every moment she gets in between, checking the phonecalls and e-mails that come through APA! every day. Adoptline is APA’s nickname for the small group of volunteers that man … Continue reading

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Meet Trudy – the sweet mangy pup

Trudy is a 5 month old Pit mix pup with one of the most severe cases of mange we have ever seen. Yet, when she was placed on the “no holds” list after only hours of being at the shelter … Continue reading

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Austin Pets Alive Marathon Team!

Running in the Austin Marathon on February 20th?  Why not join Austin Pets Alive and Team Spiridon to run with fellow animal lovers!  If you are interested, please email the President of Team Spiridon at email hidden; JavaScript is required.  … Continue reading

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Giving Dogs a Fresh Start!

We noticed a few raised eyebrows when we decided to refer to the pups in our new Behavioral Rehabilitation Program as our “naughty dogs.”  It was always tongue in cheek and we thought it was kinda cute.  Those of us involved have … Continue reading

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Palmer, APA Rescue Volunteer gets a Kick-Ass Award

When Lisa Maxwell saw a post on local writer Spike Gillespie’s blog ( about the Kick Ass Awards, she knew right away she wanted to nominate someone. Partly because she said she knows a lot of people who kick ass, … Continue reading

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Volunteer Dog Pick of the Month: Chip!!!

“It’s hard to put into words how much I love this dog, and how much I want him to find a home.” That’s part of the response I received from an amazing volunteer named Rob when I sent out the … Continue reading

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Helping Austin Pets Alive! Without Spending a Dime – Care2

Take action on things you care about and help Austin Pets Alive at the same time!  At Care2, they believe that individual actions can collectively make a difference.  Whether you start by making changes in your home, your community, or … Continue reading

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New cat adoption sites at PETCO

We are excited to announce a new partnership with PETCO that is going to save a lot more cats. PETCO is generously donating their space and allowing us to building cat habitats where cats can meet with the public and … Continue reading

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