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The 7th Annual Paddle for Puppies is Right Around the Corner!

Paddle for Puppies is back for its seventh year!

Presented by Austin Subaru, this unique and fun event benefits the Austin Pets Alive! Parvo Puppy ICU and helps us save even more puppies in need.

The first of its kind in the nation, our Parvo Puppy ICU has saved more than 4,000 puppies since its creation, and on average continues to save 600 puppies each year. Parvo, short for the canine parvovirus, is a highly contagious viral illness, often affecting puppies or dogs lacking proper vaccinations, and without treatment, parvo is … more

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Jupiter’s TPLO Surgery

Jupiter is a sweet and happy dog who is currently in need of TPLO surgery. Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) is a surgical procedure that will fix the cruciate ligament ruptures in Jupiter’s leg. With this surgery, Jupiter will be much more comfortable, and even better, he’ll be able to be more active! This beautiful dog is looking forward to running and playing pain-free again.

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Cornelius’ Luxating Patella

Cornelius is a 1-year-old lab mix who would love nothing more than to be able to run and play pain-free! Right now he has a luxating patella in his right knee, which means his kneecap pops out of place and gets stuck. He needs a surgical procedure to help his knee stay where it’s supposed to be and allow him to romp, run and play carefree for the rest of his life!

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Senior Dogs Have Something to Smile About!

Austin Pets Alive! is thrilled to be one of 66 animal welfare groups in 30 states (chosen from more than 300 applicants) to receive a 2018 grant from the national nonprofit The Grey Muzzle Organization to help senior dogs. The Grey Muzzle grant supports our Senior Pets Fund and will help APA!’s medical clinic provide senior dogs with needed dental care, improving both their quality of life and adoption prospects.

APA! now rescues, treats and adopts out around 500 senior pets yearly. Even though older dogs are some of the most loving and loyal pets, … more

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Austin Guide to… Scoop the Poop

To help keep neighborhoods and natural areas healthy and beautiful, leave no pile behind! Help spread the word – visit www.ScoopThePoopAustin.org for free yard signs, brochures, printable posters, and other educational materials.

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Diamond’s Cushing’s Disease Test – FUND COMPLETED!

Diamond is a sweet little old lady who needs our help. This almost 14-year-old senior drinks a lot of water and consequently urinates a lot, which can be a symptom of an adrenal disease called Cushing’s disease. Luckily, Cushing’s disease can be easily treated with an oral medication. Our APA! Clinic team needs to run a blood test to determine if Diamond is indeed suffering from Cushing’s so that we can start treating her as soon as possible!

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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 – FUND COMPLETED!

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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