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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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Feb 26, 2024

City of Austin Landscape for Animals

We are happy that the resolution was amended to offer a six month waiting period before immediately taking action; the dogs with extreme bites on their records currently still have the opportunity to ...

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Oct 06, 2023

Austin Pets Alive! Earns 99% Score and 4 Stars From Charity Navigator

The new Charity Navigator scores have been released and APA! has maintained our 4-star rating for the 6th year running, but our overall score has incr...

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Sep 29, 2023

Factory Mattress

Whether your dog sleeps curled up at the foot of your bed, or your cat sleeps resting peacefully at the top of your pillow, one thing can be guarantee...

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Sep 05, 2023

Open Letter from Dr. Ellen Jefferson, President & CEO, Austin Pets Alive!

Today, Austin Pets Alive! has made the difficult decision to dissolve our veterinary services contract with Laredo Animal Care Services (LACS) effecti...

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Sep 01, 2023

Help the Pets of Hays County - Brief Survey

Please complete this brief survey to better inform how we serve people and pets in Hays County.

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Sep 01, 2023

Let’s Scoop the Poop

When it comes to keeping our environment clean and healthy, dog “paw”rents have a responsibility to do a simple act: scoop the poop.

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Aug 29, 2023

A Picture of Transport Success: Tonto

For 10 months, Tonto sat overlooked in a crowded shelter until APA!'s transport team, the Texas shelter, and Underground Dog teamed up. He was transp...

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Aug 26, 2023

A Picture of Transport Success: Darla

Darla, the 8-month old Golden Retriever that was too scared to walk, was being taken to the euthanasia room in a wheelbarrow. But thanks to APA!s Tra...

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Aug 23, 2023

Progress Update of APA!’s Veterinary Services Contract in Laredo

While APA! has addressed the many issues with LACS's current practices by providing recommendations, staff training, and SOPs, LACS has unnecessarily ...

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