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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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Apr 03, 2024

Austin Needs To Rebuild Its Model, Not Kill For Space

Shelters all over the United States are struggling, including Austin Animal Center and us right here at Austin Pets Alive!.

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Nov 17, 2023

Common Misconceptions About Adopting an Older Dog

November is Senior Pet Month and we’re working to shine the golden spot light on these amazing animals by breaking down some common senior pet misconc...

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Oct 30, 2023

Why Not Adopt “The Underdog?”

Having a wheelie dog in your home, in many regards, is no different than having a dog with their own full mobility. One powerful example of a successf...

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Oct 07, 2023

Clarifying and Understanding APA!'s Shelter Agreement

Austin Pets Alive! is a private nonprofit dedicated to eliminating the needless killing of shelter pets. We have been extremely successful because of ...

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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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