Monthly Archives: December 2016

Kris Kringle arrived at APA just in time for the holidays – FUND COMPLETE! THANK YOU!

Right in time for the holidays Kris Kringle was given a second chance to live. December 22nd Kris Kringle was saved by Austin Pets Alive. He ended up in a municipal animal shelter because of his eye issues. Kris Kringle … Continue reading

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Dollar Dash!

Since we met our Riseman Foundation match before the deadline, a very generous donor has given us a second opportunity to double the impact of your End of Year gifts. Every donation made between now and 11:59 p.m. on December … Continue reading

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Ringworm Cats and Kittens Feeling “Sporely” and Need Your Help

Austin Pets Alive! is seeing an unusually high number of cats and kittens entering the shelter during this time of year, coupled with a higher incidence of ringworm infection – perhaps due to the temperate fall season. Ringworm is a … Continue reading

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Lola’s Story: Help Turn the Despair of Senior Pets into Hope

In August 2015, Lola, a shar-pei blend, found herself at our city’s Austin Animal Center (AAC). Her owner was there to drop her off. Lola was 10 years old and had lived since a puppy in her home. We will … Continue reading

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All Hands On Deck

“About 45 mins until we should be ready for puppy delivery” is the text that went out to a team of APA! staff and maternity ward trained volunteers on December 12. Vienna, a mixed-breed dog was ready to deliver her puppies. … Continue reading

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Delightful Dutch at BEEVET

Dutch, a 13-month-old Shepherd mix, was brought to APA! with significant trauma to his rear left leg. Radiographs done of his leg confirmed that he had a greenstick (or incomplete) fracture in his tibia, a broken femur and a broken … Continue reading

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Jesse’s Lessons

Guest post by Nancy Nicolas My APA! Alum and my kids don’t always get along.  But that’s okay.  They are teaching each other respect and boundaries. The other night, our dog helped us pass along another very important lesson: compassion. Jesse … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Response

Since last Thursday, in addition to our day-to-day operations, Austin Pets Alive! has experienced two unexpected expenses. The first, was being asked to take in Tiny Tim, a seven-month-old puppy with severely malformed legs from being kept in a crate … Continue reading

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