Austin Pets Alive! | Rescuing, Fostering, and Saving Lives

Our Story

Austin Pets Alive! began when vulnerable, homeless pets truly needed us the most. When we were first imagined, Austin had a kill-rate of 87% – today, we have a save-rate of 97%. Through hardships, we have found inspiration; and through this inspiration, we have saved lives. Learn more about our journey to becoming - and maintaining our status as – the largest No Kill city in the country below.


“We used to say our mission was to make Austin No Kill as fast as humanly possible. The mission and movement now is to apply that urgency across the entire country."

- Dr. Ellen Jefferson President & CEO

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