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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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Apr 03, 2024

Austin Needs To Rebuild Its Model, Not Kill For Space

Shelters all over the United States are struggling, including Austin Animal Center and us right here at Austin Pets Alive!.

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Jul 11, 2024

Hays County Commissioners Court Awards Contract to Austin Pets Alive!

he Hays County Commissioners Court has awarded a contract to Austin Pets Alive!, a leading animal welfare organization, to continue the groundbreaking...

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Jul 02, 2024

Austin Pets Alive! Responds to AAC Closing Intake During Busiest Week of the Year

In the wake of Austin Animal Center (AAC) closing intake during the busiest sheltering week of the year, Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is calling on the c...

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Jun 24, 2024

APA! Voted ‘Best Nonprofit’ by Austin Chronicle Best of Austin for 10th Time

We are honored to have been voted 'Best Nonprofit' in the Austin Chronicle's 2024 'Best Of' issue. Since 2010, Austin Pets Alive! has won 14 “Best of ...

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Jun 10, 2024

Kyle Family Finds Safe Haven After Losing Their Home to a Fire

A Kyle family recently faced a devastating house fire but thanks to an incredible partnership between The American Red Cross of Central & South Texas ...

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May 24, 2024

Strengthening the Human-Animal Bond: Hays County Pet Resource Center's Early Successes

In March 2024, APA! presented recommendations to the Hays County Commissioners Court on how to develop and launch the Pet Resource Center for Hays Cou...

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May 21, 2024

Supporting People that Help Pets

Our Social Work Department began in 2022, led by Alexis Telfair-Garcia creating a mental health resource for staff, volunteers and fosters.

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May 09, 2024

It’s Gonna Be May Austin-Area Adoption Event

For “It’s Gonna Be May” month, Austin area shelters are working together to get pets into loving homes “no strings attached.” Join us May 20th-27th to...

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May 08, 2024

What to Expect When Expecting (Bottle Baby) Kittens

Austin Pets Alive! Neonatal Kitten Nursery is in desperate need of more fosters.

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May 06, 2024

Take Off! -- APA! Transport Hub’s Inaugural Transport

Transporting pets from Texas to shelters across the country, even as far as Canada, isn’t a new process for APA!...we’ve done it hundreds of times at ...

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