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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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Jan 21, 2023

USPS Embraces Our Furry Friends with 'Love Forever' Stamps at Austin Pets Alive!

In a nod to America’s great affection for furry friends, the United States Postal Service unveiled two new ‘Love Forever’ stamps at APA!.

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Oct 07, 2021

Last Chance to keep APA! in the Heart of Austin

Today is the last day for our City Council to decide if the work we do for the City of Austin, keeping it a No Kill city by taking all animals who wou...

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Oct 06, 2021

We Need Government Animal Services That Work

There is one day left to act before we know whether the city council has taken action on our APA! Resolution by adding it to the next city council mee...

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Oct 01, 2021

Austin Pets Are in Crisis. Supporting Families Through Partnership Is the Answer.

We must work together to keep pets with people and out of the shelter.

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Oct 01, 2021


We only have seven days to make it clear to the city council members that No Kill in Austin is important and deserves their urgent attention.

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Sep 30, 2021

Keeping Warm During the Winter Storm

Caring for Finn during Winter Storm Uri quickly became a life-or-death situation. “I went to my car a few times in an attempt to charge my phone and h...

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Sep 27, 2021

Angelo’s Heroic Rescue

Rocio slammed on the breaks when she saw a small animal in the middle of the road. As they got closer to Angelo, they could tell it was a dog — a seve...

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Sep 24, 2021

Growing the Family after Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey devastated much of Texas and Louisiana in 2017, the APA! community leaped into action with the goal of evacuating and saving as ...

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Sep 23, 2021

Lessons Learned from Layla

“With the recent passing of my dog Layla, I felt compelled to tell you about our story together. This letter is as much for me as it is to document a ...

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