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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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Oct 29, 2020

What That Animal Rescue Show Means to APA!

Almost a year ago, we were approached by a film crew about a super top secret docuseries being produced by none other than the Austin film legend, Richard Linklater. All we knew about its focus was “t...

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Jun 23, 2020

The Twelve Elements of Human Animal Support Services

Ten elements that describe what is now Human Animal Support Services (HASS) were created based on feedback from shelter experts. These 10 elements are...

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Jun 19, 2020

HASS: The New Model of Animal Sheltering

We are thrilled to announce that a coalition of leaders from animal welfare organizations all across the country, including Austin Pets Alive!, has ju...

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Jun 17, 2020

Home Away From Home: Fostering During COVID-19

So, how have our fosters and their furry houseguests kept busy during the coronavirus? Their antics are sure to lift your spirits and give you all the...

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Jun 12, 2020

Introducing Dog N’ Dash: Instantaneous Lifesaving

Through Dog N’ Dash, APA! pulls dogs, like Bertha, on the verge of euthanization from their original shelters, on an emergency basis, and schedules th...

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May 28, 2020

Coronavirus + Pets: Things to Know (MOST RECENT UPDATES)

Sheltering, pets, and more updates from Dr. Ellen Jefferson as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 18, 2020

Transports Transform Lives During COVID-19 Shutdown

At APA!, our shelter may currently be the emptiest in our history, but behind the scenes, we’re busier than ever. Since the beginning of the coronavir...

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May 08, 2020

COVID-19 Hasn’t Stopped APA! Clinic From Taking Emergency Medical Cases

As one of the few shelters still fully operating, the APA! Medical Triage and Wellness Center is working at full speed to prioritize urgent medical ca...

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Apr 17, 2020

APA!'s Cattery’s “Not Normal” Has The Makings of a New Normal

COVID-19 Stories | Picture this: You walk into the Maddie's Cat Adoption Center and see a bunch of empty kennels. You peek into the Feline Leukemia Ad...

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