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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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Jul 25, 2019

"Too Contagious"

Need proof of love at first sight? Lacy and her boys, Michaelangelo and Leonardo, will help you believe like never before.

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Jul 24, 2019

“Too Damaged”

Rocco suffers from anxiety, and being in the shelter only makes it worse. Instead of categorizing Rocco as “too damaged” to place in a home, though, o...

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Jul 23, 2019

The High No Kill Cost of Turnover

I personally, along with many other APA! personnel, have spent the last few years trying to prevent Chief and Interim Chief Services Officer resignati...

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Jul 23, 2019

“Too Vulnerable”

There’s nothing quite as special as a sisterly bond, and Queenie and Quinnie are no exception. These two sisters were attached from the start. Born pr...

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Jul 22, 2019

“Too Weak”

At just a few weeks old, tiny Ollie, who had been intaked at Austin Animal Center, was suddenly unable to eat and was experiencing severe diarrhea. Be...

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Jul 18, 2019

The Key to Being a Dog Lover's Haven? Scooping the Poop.

We all know how dog friendly Austin is. There’s nothing like grabbing a cool beer with some pals and their furry best friends, or spending an evening ...

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Jul 17, 2019

The APA! Neonatal Nursery Needs Your Help – Vote Today!

It's that time of year again, folks! Our neonatal nursery staff and volunteers need your assistance as to which t-shirt will be the nursery t-shirt o...

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Jul 17, 2019

Katherine Duckett: Saving Kittens One Bottle at a Time

They say once you find something that fulfills you, it’s hard to walk away. That’s the case for Katherine Duckett and her relationship with Austin Pet...

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