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Spike’s TPLO Surgery

Spike is sweet, soft, and a prime cuddler – constantly determined to find the best position for back scratches. When he’s not cuddling, he’s playing, and we’re pretty sure he’s never met a squeaky toy or tennis ball he didn’t love. However, Spike can’t play to his heart’s content right now: his knees are injured and need to be treated. The estimate for his TPLO surgery is $1,500.
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Denny’s Echocardiogram

Denny may be a little pup, but he’s got a big heart. Unfortunately, this sweet boy is experiencing a persistent cough, and the APA! Clinic team needs to rule out the possibility of heart failure. In order to do so, Denny needs $30 for an echocardiogram.

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Enter For Your Chance to Win a Year’s Worth of Pet Food!

Win one full year of pet food from Castor and Pollux, America’s #1 organic pet food brand, from their newly launched Purposeful Pet Food line! Have a dog or a cat? A picky eater or a kibble-gobbler? No problem! Winners will be able to customize their package by things like cat/dog food or dry/wet food (an $800+ value).

The digital raffle will close on July 7 and the winner will be contacted via email. Buy a ticket – or a bundle – through the donation form below to enter today!

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Alex’s Echocardiogram

Alex’s smile and joyful spirit lights up every room he walks into, though it’s hard to call it a “walk” because it’s more of a wiggly prance. His sparkling eyes and tongue hanging out only add to his charm. His joy is contagious, so you just have to smile when you see him coming! Unfortunately, Alex has been experiencing episodes of syncope and our vets think it is related to his heart. Our APA! clinic team needs $60 for an echocardiogram to check his heart.

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Missy’s Knees Need Surgery

Missy is a 6-year old lab mix who arrived at APA! with injuries to her knees on May 3rd. The individual who surrendered Missy told Austin Animal Center that she fell out of a car and that is why she is injured. On June 8th, Missy had an orthopedic consultation during and it was determined that she needs TPLO surgery on both of her knees. The estimate for the surgery is $1,500.00. Thanks to an amazing group of supporters $775 has already been raised for Missy, and we just need $725 to … more

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Precious’ Fractured Pelvis

Precious – a 10 month old cat – was rescued by APA! at the very beginning of March because she suffered from a fractured pelvis and was going to be euthanized. After rescue, she was doing well in a foster home and was recovering without needed surgical intervention.

Fast forward to April 27th, Precious was rushed into the clinic giving birth! Feline gestation period in approximately 9 weeks, meaning she would have barely been pregnant and gave no indication of being so when she arrived at APA!. Because of her broken pelvis she … more

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Meet Dr. Hazell – Our Brand New Vet Intern!

Austin Pets Alive! is excited to announce – and welcome – our first ever Veterinary Intern, Dr. Hazell! Dr. Hazell will be shadowing all three of the APA! veterinarians for the next year. She will be rotating roles and learning how our vets work, make decisions, and are able to treat so many animals successfully.

This is a huge step for the APA! Clinic and presents a new avenue for us to share our mission and the amazing work that happens here every day. To learn more about Dr. Hazell, read her bio … more

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Sissy’s Surgery


Sissy is a sweet six year old with some serious ear problems. Her ear canals are partially and permanently closed due to chronic infection. She needs TECA which is a radical procedure, but when it is needed it is necessary! While her ears are most likely painful you would never know it by meeting her. She is an energetic and happy pup! We need to raise $2,000 in order for Sissy to have this surgery, and hopefully ease her pain…. more

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