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Bella, Heath & Harley Need Some Help

Bella is a one-year old White Shepard, who needs FHO Surgery. While our APA! Clinic team doesn’t know for sure what happened, based on her injuries we think she may have been hit by a car. Bella needs $900 for the surgery, please donate below to help this girl begin her road to recovery!

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Heath – a 6-year old cattle dog and blue heeler mix – has been suffering from some terrible allergies since the beginning … more

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#NamingPetsChallenge: Name a Pet at APA!

Looking for a creative gift for a friend or family member? A unique Father’s Day present, or something just for fun?

As a part of our #SavingPetsChallenge, we are announcing the Austin Pets Alive! #NamingPetsChallenge! It costs ~$100 to intake an animal at APA!, so a donation of $100 earns you the chance to name one of the hundreds of animals that APA! saves every month.

Here’s how it works:

Donate a minimum of $100 through the widget below by Sunday, May 28 at midnight. Please note that animals will be named in the order donations were received!
Receive an email from the APA! … more

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Sangria’s Hair Struggle

Sangria is a big girl with bad hair. She’s embarrassed to go out looking like such a wreck! This German Shepherd has generalized hair loss, and to help her look and feel her best we need to find out what is causing it. Since all of the usual hair loss suspects have been ruled out, she needs a blood test to check her thyroid. Once we are able to discover what is causing it, we can hopefully get her looking fresh-from-the-salon in no time! This test – $44 –  is definitely cheaper … more

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Valentine Needs Some Heart Help

Valentine is a super sweet dog who needs a little heart help! She is being treated for heart failure, but unfortunately she is also heartworm positive. The APA! Clinic team wants to treat her heartworms to hopefully decrease the strain on her heart. In order to do so, Valentine needs an echo cardiogram so that the vets know how to proceed safely. Valentine needs $165 to get the echo cardiogram done – can you help this sweetheart out? Donate below!

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Preparing for the Inevitable

We can ignore it, we can hate it, and we can say it won’t happen, but the death of a beloved pet is a “when” event versus an “if” event. Not talking about it, vehemently hating it, and denying it will certainly not make it go away.

As tough as it might sound, understanding the options available when that inevitable day comes will certainly help a loving pet parent to make sure the end-of- life walk is as peaceful, honorable and dignified as possible. Not to mention knowing that months later a still-grieving pet owner can look back on that end-of- … more

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Austin Pets Alive! Rescues Special Cats From Washington Abuse Case

Sometimes, saving lives means going the extra mile… Or the extra 2,100 miles. Rescued from a neglect and abuse case, five lucky cats made it safe and sound to Austin Pets Alive! after a cross-country journey from Monroe, WA.

Pasado’s Safe Haven, a Washington-area animal rescue, saved 23 cats from a hoarding situation in January. Single-digit temperatures, grisly living conditions, and a shortage of food meant all odds were stacked against these animals. And of those rescued, many of the cats tested positive for feline leukemia (FeLV).

“We … more

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Martin’s Broken Legs

***UPDATE: May 17th, 2017***
Martin has officially been moved to a foster home to continue his recovery. The APA! Clinic team is working closely with his foster to continue to monitor his progress. Before Martin left the APA! Clinic he was excited to show our team just what a difference they had made for him. Check out the video below to see Martin taking his first few steps on his road to recovery!

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***UPDATE: May 12th, 2017***
Martin was able to have surgery on both of his broken legs! He is currently … more

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Clover + Wowza: Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

Beauty is more than skin deep, but unfortunately for Clover and Wowza their skin is what is currently causing them problems. Both are suffering from skin conditions and they need our help.

Clover – the stunning orange cat – needs a skin biopsy. He currently has very irritated skin that has not improved on normal treatments, and our medical team needs to determine how to best help him heal. Clover is also suffering from some areas of fur-loss that are worsening, and his fur is falling out very easily. Poor buddy needs some relief!       … more

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