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

Sep 12, 2019

Making No Kill Sustainable: A Letter From Dr. Jefferson

A lot has happened since my last update on Austin’s process to hire a new Chief Animal Services Officer (CASO) for Austin Animal Center (AAC). My silence has been intentional because there has been wo...

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Jun 11, 2019

Hurricane Harvey Pup’s Second Chance

Hurricane Katrina shook the rescue network to its core. After the debris was cleared and people were grasping at how they were going to continue on wi...

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Jun 06, 2019

Myth vs Fact: How We Pick Our Creative Cat Names!

Due to a viral tweet, the talk of the town has been our, as many have put it, eclectic cat names. You may have seen the tweet which simply asks, “Who ...

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Jun 03, 2019

Laundry Makes the Shelter Go-Round – And So Does Chad Rackowitz

Take a walk around our TLAC shelter and you’ll find Chad Rackowitz in one of two places: the laundry room or the FeLV Adoption Center. There’s no job ...

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May 30, 2019

You Think You Know Cute Until You Bottle Feed a Kitten

Before APA! created its neonatal program, perfectly healthy lives were being cut short before they even had a chance to live – something needed to cha...

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May 23, 2019

A Letter From APA!’s New Marketing and Communications Director

Last week, I got my start in nonprofit, and it was like coming home. I am someone who aspires to be very transparent, do more with less, stay humble, ...

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May 08, 2019

#FundAPA For Pets Like Xena the Warrior Princess

Take one look into Xena’s big green eyes and you’ll be completely captivated. She came to us in very poor condition, suffering from neurological episo...

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Apr 24, 2019

#FundAPA for Pets Like Juju

Meet Juju. Not too long ago, Juju was a stray: cold, sick, and battling a skin infection so severe that it affected her entire demeanor.

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