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Bottle Baby Nursery T-Shirt Contest

It’s that time of year again! Every year, volunteers of the Bottle Baby Nursery Program at APA! vote on a t-shirt design that will be the new bottle baby shirt for the year. All designs are submitted by volunteers and all funds contributed through voting will support the Bottle Baby Nursery.

Below are the submissions for the front of the shirt. It’s $1 per vote ($5 minimum) and whichever design collects the most money will be printed. Click on the design to vote for that specific design. Voting will end at midnight on Friday, July 21st. Let the voting begin!
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Emile’s Seizures

When Emile the kitten first joined us at Austin Pets Alive!, she presented with neurological issues which we were able to successfully treat with medications. Now at three months of age, she has started having seizures. Our clinic team needs $125 for blood panels and bile acid tests to get a head start on a diagnosis for Emile.

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Dogs Can’t Flush – Scoop the Poop

Hey, you! Yes, you. Do you leave your dog’s waste around the neighborhood because you think you’re providing “free fertilizer”? Or perhaps you don’t scoop the poop because you think it’s disgusting? Frankly, no one likes a warm, soft, smelly poop bag in their hands – but trust us, you should be scooping when your dog’s pooping.

That pet waste left behind creates a health risk for everyone – pets and people, alike. Like human waste, animal waste can contain harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites, some of which can … more

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Media Release: City of Austin to Celebrate “Love Your Rescue Pet Day” with Austin Pets Alive!

(AUSTIN) July 10, 2017 – Mayor Steve Adler has officially proclaimed July 15, 2017 “Love Your Rescue Pet Day” (LYRPD) in honor of the work Austin Pets Alive! has done in and for the Austin community. To celebrate the day, APA! has teamed up with a number of local businesses to create a unique, Austin-centric daytime event and an evening concert benefitting the nonprofit.

“As proud supporters of Austin Pets Alive!, we think that Love Your Rescue Pet Day – centered around the love we have for our rescue pets – is a great fit … more

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Save the Calici Cats

Photo credit: Bettie Cross, KEYE News

Austin Pets Alive! has received 29 cats from a hoarding case in Round Rock, where they lived with around 80 other animals. Because the shelter is so full right now, we brought them into an emergency set-up in our large conference room, expecting to get as many of them into foster or forever homes as soon as possible – but we instead discovered a Calicivirus outbreak.

All 29 cats have now been moved into quarantine in our Calici ward and will require time and resource-intensive medical attention … more

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Senior Pet Heroes: Jim and Chris Guthrie

It takes very special people to help our special senior pups. Thankfully, our seniors have Jim and Chris Guthrie as two of their heroes, and their support has ensured that we save as many seniors as possible.

Jim and Chris are very passionate about senior pups. Over the years, they have supported senior dogs in as many ways as possible, helping them find their forever homes by providing funds for some much needed surgeries and medical treatments, fostering them until they find loving homes, and, of course, adopting many of them themselves. The stories of “older” dogs … more

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Puppy Possum’s Seizures

This sweet little pup, Possum, started having seizures two nights and has had more in the hospital today. Our vets need to run bile acids tests to check for a liver shunt, but we need to do the test ASAP so we can manage the seizures as much as possible.

It only costs $70 to help Possum get the help he needs!





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Frank’s Ruptured Salivary Gland

Frank is a sweet senior, who unfortunately has a baseball sized mass under his chin. After some diagnostics our APA! Clinic team has determined that his salivary gland has ruptured, and the mass under his chin is basically just a giant ball of spit. Our APA! clinic team needs $1,000 to help take care of this mass for Frank, and allow him to get back to living his life to the fullest.

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