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

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Sep 12, 2019

Making No Kill Sustainable: A Letter From Dr. Jefferson

A lot has happened since my last update on Austin’s process to hire a new Chief Animal Services Officer (CASO) for Austin Animal Center (AAC). My silence has been intentional because there has been wo...

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Aug 14, 2019

“You Do it for Them, Not Yourself.”

“If [you love] animals, this is a really worthwhile thing to do. The tough part is seeing them in a shelter, but it helps to focus on the fact that yo...

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Aug 10, 2019

Home is Where Lola is

“I think people [understandably] look at dogs like Lola with a little bit of hesitation; but Lola has taught me that if you let yourself fall in love ...

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Aug 02, 2019

A Little Fungus Never Hurt Nobody

Ringworm is a harmless fungus that can be treated with medication, and is as serious as athlete’s foot is in humans. Therefore, we firmly hold the bel...

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Jul 29, 2019

#TOO LOVED

Starting today and ending this Wednesday morning, July 31, we have set a goal to raise $7,000 on behalf of the animals who are saved by our seven life...

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Jul 28, 2019

“Too Fragile”

Many of the animals in our care haven’t had the easiest lives; but some come into our care with more troubling stories than others. That’s the case fo...

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Jul 27, 2019

"Too Wild"

Feral cats: just the name itself sounds off putting, even unsettling. How is a shelter supposed to help save cats that are “too wild?”

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Jul 26, 2019

“Too Abused”

Bud’s story began with heartbreak. Upon his intake at APA!, very little information was available on his situation … but we did know that it involved ...

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