Last week, Austin Pets Alive! received concerning news: APA! alumna Maggie Mae was on a euthanasia list at a shelter in North Carolina. Immediately, our teams jumped into action. We were prepared to do whatever it took to get this gal back home.
Since day one, we’ve all been rooting for Maggie Mae to find her happily ever after. Brought to APA! as a sick puppy, every individual who met her immediately fell in love. There were a few times in which we believed she had truly found her forever family, only for her to return home to APA!. Maggie Mae has the sweetest face and demeanor, but also excels in zoomies and if given the opportunity, would embark on a ten mile hike with ease. This requires an individual equally as excited about life to be able to handle Maggie Mae’s enthusiasm – a person she just hasn’t met yet.
In January of 2018, Maggie Mae was adopted and shortly after, relocated from Austin to North Carolina. Unfortunately, it recently became apparent that Maggie Mae and her adopter weren’t a match, and she was surrendered to a local shelter.
At APA!, we understand that each and every dog has their own personality. Some love other dogs, and some don’t. Maggie Mae is a solo gal, which not only takes a particular person to understand, but also doesn’t fly in many shelter environments, putting pups like Maggie Mae at risk for euthanasia.
Once an APA! pup always an APA! pup, though. As the voice of the forgotten population of companion animals, we not only have an obligation to protect dogs like Maggie Mae, but a sincere desire to be their guardians when they have no one else on their side.
Fortunately, the shelter Maggie Mae was surrendered to also wanted to find a course of action that didn’t end with euthanasia, and worked with APA! to get Maggie Mae to safety.
This past weekend, a compassionate friend of an active APA! volunteer picked Maggie Mae up from the shelter. Until she’s transported back to Austin by two other amazing APA! community members, this good samaritan is acting as Maggie Mae’s foster mama. Once back in Austin, Maggie Mae will continue to receive all the love, affection, and TLC this world can offer.
When you #FundAPA, you are making it possible for us to be the voice of each and every animal that enters through our doors. While our goal is to find as many homeless companion animals as possible their forever families, we know that sometimes the second – or third – time's a charm. In the meantime, we’re here to give that pup or kitty all the love in the world.
From April 9 - May 9, we are partaking in the Fund the Shelters Challenge in order to raise funds for pets like Maggie Mae. Please contribute what you can to help us reach – and potentially even exceed – our $50,000 goal, and in the process save a life, or two, or three!