It’s time to kick off Austin Pets Alive’s Human of the Month sponsored by RightWorks’ social impact program, KindWorks. Our relationship with this generous company began when they made a donation during Winter Storm Uri. When we reached out to thank their team, we were thrilled that they wanted to begin an ongoing relationship. KindWorks was born soon after the conversation and is allowing us the opportunity to highlight our amazing humans and the work they put in at APA!. It is our pleasure to launch this feature by introducing you to Patty Alexander, our PASS Program Manager, and Online Adoption Manager.
There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes at APA! -- innovative thinking, a spectrum of emotions, and of course, the long hours that go into providing lifesaving care and attention to each and every animal that walks through our doors (or lands in our inboxes or social media channels in Patty’s case!).
Patty has been with APA! for nearly eleven years and has been an extraordinary asset to our team. As the PASS Program Manager and Online Adoptions Manager, Patty is responsible for supporting individuals who are struggling with keeping their pet in their home, and either helping to determine a solution or helping to find a new loving home all while supporting the mixture of emotions that can surface during these delicate times. These roles require a lot of time and attention to detail, as well as challenges along the way, but APA! always cuts a new path. This is Patty’s favorite part of being a member of the APA! family because as she puts it so well, “we are creative, outside the box, problem-solving, innovative team.” Being a part of helping people find solutions is one of the best parts of Patty’s workday.
One of Patty’s prized memories at APA! was when a good samaritan reached out asking for help when he found a dog at his construction site, who had been shot. She helped raise $5,000 via crowdsourcing in order to help save the dog. The construction worker drove the dog to find help and unfortunately lost his job because of his action. Not only did Patty fundraise to provide this sweet pup a lifeline, but she also helped this hardworking, heroic man find a new job. Patty encompasses our APA! motto -- helping people help pets.
You may be thinking, “Wow! Patty must be in the office 24/7!” Well, sort of… After becoming obsessed with blogs by people who sold everything to travel the world, Patty followed suit in 2014. She sold her belongings, loaded up her four-legged friends, and set off to work remotely from different locations. Talk about an adventure!
We are so thrilled to choose Patty for our RightWorks’ KindWorks Human of APA! sponsorship. Our team and all our dear animals at APA! thank you for your hard work and constant support!
Be sure to follow along throughout the rest of the year to learn more about some of the amazing people supporting the animals of APA!.