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Our Work in Austin

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Headquartered in the capital city of Texas, we’re proud of our roots and committed to keeping Austin the country’s safest city for shelter pets. Funded through donations and a small number of grants, we provide help to the people and pets of Austin in many ways. In 2023 alone we took in more than 3,500 pets from known Austin addresses. 2,172 of those dogs and cats came to us directly from the city shelter, Austin Animal Center.We also provide resources and services to community members who are facing challenges keeping their pets.


The role Austin Pets Alive! plays in the community is different from that of a taxpayer-funded municipal shelter.


Latest blogs about and articles written by APA! About animal sheltering in Austin

City of Austin Landscape for Animals - February 26, 2024

Doing More in 2024 Requires Change - February 23, 2024

An Update Regarding City Ordinance Change - January 30, 2024

Our 2024 Promise: We Will be Vigilant for Progress for Austin's Pets - January 26, 2024

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