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

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 just launched the Human Animal Support Services (HAS...

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Dec 23, 2019

Possum Needed Her Most

Possum was suffering from a severe case of ringworm. Despite nearly being completely bald in some spots, Jessica knew she had to give him a chance.

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Dec 12, 2019

Levi Needs You Most

December 6, 2019, the day Leviathan’s life would have come to a tragic end if APA! wasn’t there to step in.

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Nov 27, 2019

An Interview with Pete Paxton, Author of Rescue Dogs

Pete Paxton (a pseudonym) is one of America's leading animal welfare undercover investigators who’s dedicated his life to shedding light on why the “a...

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Nov 14, 2019

Finding Our Cats Their Purrfect Match

The Cat Matchmaker Program began to help get harder to adopt or long-stay cats into homes. The mission of the program is to provide great customer ser...

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Nov 11, 2019

Strength and Perseverance: An Update on the Orphaned Luling Kittens

CONTENT WARNING: Some may find the following content unsettling. After it was made clear that many individuals took a great interest in Pumpkin, Puddi...

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Nov 08, 2019

Here's to APA!'s Platinum Volunteers

This week, Austin Pets Alive! celebrates our Platinum Volunteers! These volunteers represent the more than 200 people who have given over, and in many...

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Oct 31, 2019

When Time is Simply A Number

As you may have heard, Austin Pets Alive! is not your average animal shelter. We take in the animals that need us most and will work with them until t...

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Oct 28, 2019

Black Cats Not Black Magic: The Truth on Adopting Out Black Cats During Halloween

As a national leader in the movement to progress shelter policy and ultimately save more vulnerable shelter animal lives, our goal is to educate the p...

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