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Palm Valley Miniseries: Change is Tough

Animal welfare can be hard. It can be really hard. It can be emotional, and mentally and physically draining. Helping a facility get set up on its “No Kill legs” isn’t a simple task. It takes time, patience, understanding, and resilience.

Faith, an APA! staff member, has served as the interim Director of Operations at PVAC for the past several months doing the leg work to help get their No Kill wheels in motion. This week, Faith was joined by Michael Bricker, Sr. from Best Friends Animal Society who will serve as PVAC’s Director of Operations for the next 12 … more

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Steven Hyde’s Leg Surgery

Steven Hyde is a brave little parvo survivor, who at only six-months-old is now in need of additional major medical care. Steven is currently suffering from leg issues that require a Femoral Head Ostectomy, which is a surgery to remove the head of his left femur to prevent it from rubbing bone to bone and causing him continued pain. This surgery will alleviate the pain in Steven’s left leg and restore mobility to his hip, allowing him to finally be the carefree, happy puppy that he deserves the chance to be!

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Davy Crockett’s Ear Surgery

Davy Crockett is a sweet, young boy who is suffering from chronic ear infections, which are causing him a lot of pain, discomfort and aural hematomas. After many consults and exhausting every other option to treat his ear infections, our APA! Clinic team has determined that in order for Davy to lead a pain-free life he will need a Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA) surgery, where his ear canals are removed entirely. This surgery will relieve Davy of his chronic ear infections and discomfort, and allow him to live out the rest … more

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Oscar’s Bilateral TPLO Surgery – FUND COMPLETED!

Oscar is one of our senior residents, just over 7-years-old, who is currently in need of bilateral TPLO surgeries. Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) is a surgical procedure that will fix the cruciate ligament ruptures in both of Oscar’s back legs. This procedure will help relieve Oscar’s pain, and help him to be more comfortable and active for the rest of his life!

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Gordon Needs Urgent Surgery – FUND COMPLETED!

Three-year-old Gordon just arrived at APA! with extensive fractures in his pelvis and legs. While we don’t know what caused Gordon’s injuries, we do know that surgery is critical and time sensitive. We need to get him scheduled with a surgeon as soon as next week to give him the best possible chance at walking again! Luckily, our APA! Clinic team has a very experienced surgeon lined-up to perform the intensive surgery, we just need to get the funds raised in time.

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Chula’s Echocardiogram – FUND COMPLETED!

Chula is a tiny, senior gal who recently arrived at Austin Pets Alive! and is heartworm positive. Our APA! Clinic team needs to run an echocardiogram to get a better look at her heart and determine the best treatment plan to get her feeling better and into her forever home!

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Fantasia’s Mass Biopsy – FUND COMPLETED!

Fantasia is a gorgeous girl who currently has a mass on her body that is very difficult to remove and appears to be growing. In order to prevent Fantasia from undergoing a potentially unnecessary large surgery and recovery, our APA! Clinic team needs to run a mass biopsy.

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Sasha’s Fungal Infection – FUND COMPLETED!

Sweet Sasha has been diagnosed with Valley Fever, which is a potentially fatal fungal infection of the skeletal system. She’s already had her infected limb amputated, increasing her chances of leading a fungus-free life, but now she is in need of a coccidioidomycosis titer, with the hopes of a negative titer result, to determine if she can officially stop taking her daily antifungals.

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