Davy Crockett is a sweet, young boy who is suffering from chronic ear infections, which are causing him a lot of pain, discomfort and aural hematomas. After many consults and exhausting every other option to treat his ear infections, our APA! Clinic team has determined that in order for Davy to lead a pain-free life he will need a Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA) surgery, where his ear canals are removed entirely. This surgery will relieve Davy of his chronic ear infections and discomfort, and allow him to live out the rest … more
Oscar is one of our senior residents, just over 7-years-old, who is currently in need of bilateral TPLO surgeries. Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) is a surgical procedure that will fix the cruciate ligament ruptures in both of Oscar’s back legs. This procedure will help relieve Oscar’s pain, and help him to be more comfortable and active for the rest of his life!
Three-year-old Gordon just arrived at APA! with extensive fractures in his pelvis and legs. While we don’t know what caused Gordon’s injuries, we do know that surgery is critical and time sensitive. We need to get him scheduled with a surgeon as soon as next week to give him the best possible chance at walking again! Luckily, our APA! Clinic team has a very experienced surgeon lined-up to perform the intensive surgery, we just need to get the funds raised in time.
Chula is a tiny, senior gal who recently arrived at Austin Pets Alive! and is heartworm positive. Our APA! Clinic team needs to run an echocardiogram to get a better look at her heart and determine the best treatment plan to get her feeling better and into her forever home!
Fantasia is a gorgeous girl who currently has a mass on her body that is very difficult to remove and appears to be growing. In order to prevent Fantasia from undergoing a potentially unnecessary large surgery and recovery, our APA! Clinic team needs to run a mass biopsy.
Sweet Sasha has been diagnosed with Valley Fever, which is a potentially fatal fungal infection of the skeletal system. She’s already had her infected limb amputated, increasing her chances of leading a fungus-free life, but now she is in need of a coccidioidomycosis titer, with the hopes of a negative titer result, to determine if she can officially stop taking her daily antifungals.
Scrappy is an almost 2-year-old who unfortunately needs yet another surgery to help him live out the rest of his life happy, healthy and care-free. Scrappy came to APA! last fall and after undergoing entropion eye surgery and Total Ear Canal Ablation on his right ear, now needs another Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA), this time on his left ear. Our APA! Clinic team has exhausted every other option to help Scrappy with his chronic, painful ear infections, but nothing has worked. With the success of first surgery, we are excited to … more
This past weekend, some of our senior animals got the “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” treatment as they spent time skipping the shelter to see the sights around Austin!
We started with Chuey who wanted to have a nice lunch at Uchiko! There were just too many options for the sweet girl but she loved every moment.