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

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Aug 17, 2021

Pet Evictions - A letter from Dr. Jefferson on the Looming Crisis in Austin

Evictions are on track to be the number one reason cats and dogs enter the public shelter in Austin.

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Sep 27, 2021

Angelo’s Heroic Rescue

Rocio slammed on the breaks when she saw a small animal in the middle of the road. As they got closer to Angelo, they could tell it was a dog — a seve...

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Sep 24, 2021

Growing the Family after Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey devastated much of Texas and Louisiana in 2017, the APA! community leaped into action with the goal of evacuating and saving as ...

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Sep 23, 2021

Lessons Learned from Layla

“With the recent passing of my dog Layla, I felt compelled to tell you about our story together. This letter is as much for me as it is to document a ...

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Sep 21, 2021

Dr. Jefferson's #NoKillDecade Story

When the idea of making Austin No Kill started back in 1997, APA! was an all-volunteer advocacy group. Back then, veterinarian Ellen Jefferson began v...

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Sep 03, 2021

Airstream Makeover for the Pups!

Check out our new and improved home-away-from-home for our pups!

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Aug 27, 2021

Future of APA!: History of No Kill Austin and Our Connection to the Land at TLAC

We wanted to bring you up to speed on the Town Lake Animal Center (TLAC) property and how it impacts the renegotiation of our license agreement to ope...

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