Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (P.A.S.S.) is a service provided by Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) to help people help their pets to find new homes or to stay in their current homes.
Unfortunately, we do not take animals from the public. We pull straight from the kill list at Town Lake Animal Center and we are the last chance for the pets on that list. For each animal we would take from the public that is one more pet that has to die in the shelter.
P.A.S.S. was created to fill in that gap by helping the public find resources to help keep their pets or pets they have found, out of the shelter. We have a whole variety of ways we can help you help your pet, from ad placement resources, to low cost medical options, behavioral resources, help with food, and even advocating on your behalf if needed. We are thrilled to share all of these resources with you so we can all work together to make Austin a No Kill city as soon as possible.
One of the many ways the PASS program offers assistance is by helping with short term care of the animal(s) so that the owner can keep their pet. We are able to do this thanks to boarding facilities who have agreed to work with APA! and offer free boarding for those in need in our PASS program: