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 18, 2019

APA!’s Cutest New Program: #TeamSnuggle

There’s a new program within the Dog Behavior Program here at APA! called #TeamSnuggle – and it’s just as cute as it sounds. The goal of #TeamSnuggle is to give the pups the playtime they crave and ne...

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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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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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