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Palm Valley Miniseries: Charly the Macaque and More!

Hi all! Faith Wright, here. I’m the staffer at PVAC (thanks to a grant from Best Friends Animal Society to help fund this on-the-ground initiative), helping them work through incredible changes that have already affected so much lifesaving at this … Continue reading

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Follow the Fellow: Update from Sheila Kouhkan

Hi guys! During my time shadowing and training with the experts at Austin Animal Center (AAC) as part of my Maddie’s Executive Leadership Fellowship experience (#ThankstoMaddie!), it has become clearer than ever that Austin’s unique collaborative community model is a huge … Continue reading

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Palm Valley Miniseries: Updates from the Ground

The progress at PVAC continues and, while there is still more work to be done, it is becoming clearer with every passing day that the South Texas community wants to move towards life saving together! Over 3,000 dogs and cats … Continue reading

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Follow the Fellow: Sheila Kouhkan

Hi! I’m Sheila, and I am a Maddie’s Executive Leadership Fellow here in Austin training with Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal Center! This fellowship has provided me with the unique opportunity to shadow leaders at the forefront of the … Continue reading

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Scully the Senior

To help ensure that senior pup Scully gets the treatments he currently needs and may require ongoing, and that he has a chance of living out his golden years surrounded by love and happiness, please consider donating below. From all … Continue reading

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APA! Takes In Abused-On-Facebook Dog Named Lady

Some of you may have recently heard of an incredibly disturbing, emotional and painful situation involving a dog named Lady in Texarkana, Texas. Lady was deeply abused – brutalized – and it was filmed by the abuser and shared on … Continue reading

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Dannie the Puppy

*UPDATE 12/11/17* [Image Warning] A little over a month ago, Dannie was found in a bucket with severe lacerations and injuries all over her body, completely unable to use her front leg as it was nearly torn off. After a period … Continue reading

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New Study: The Economic Impact of No Kill in Austin

We are excited to share the results of a new study conducted by the University of Denver on the economic impact of No Kill in Austin. The study, which focuses on the combined efforts of Austin Pets Alive! and Austin … Continue reading

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