Discover Austin Pets Alive! behind the scenes – including impact stories from our community, APA! happenings, and letters from Dr. Jefferson.

Feb 21, 2020

#AmplifyLifesaving for Pets Like Gordo

Gordon Ramsay, known at APA! as Blinky, was born with undeveloped eyes. While in our care, Gordon received daily eye drops for his goopy eye sockets, but after a while, he would climb to the highest s...

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Sep 17, 2018

Padfoot’s New Lease on Life

Padfoot, formerly known as Sodapop, arrived at Austin Pets Alive! this past May unfortunately suffering from a variety of health issues. This sweet se...

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Aug 29, 2018

Harvey Look Back: A Letter from Dr. Jefferson

It’s hard to believe that it has already been one year since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast. A year ago, I stood in a Katy parking lot watching ...

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Aug 03, 2018

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

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 pu...

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Jul 28, 2018

Collaborative Lifesaving: APA! at Best Friends Animal Society

By Mike Kaviani, Director of Lifesaving Operations at Austin Pets Alive! In the words of Ryan Clinton, founder of and one of the origina...

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Jul 27, 2018

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 ...

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Jul 20, 2018

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 for ...

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Jul 02, 2018

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...

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Jun 08, 2018

Senior Skip Day 2018!

This past weekend, some of our senior animals got the “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” treatment as they spent time skipping the shelter to see the sights a...

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