Discover Austin Pets Alive! behind the scenes – including impact stories from our community, APA! happenings, and letters from Dr. Jefferson.

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Oct 29, 2020

What That Animal Rescue Show Means to APA!

Almost a year ago, we were approached by a film crew about a super top secret docuseries being produced by none other than the Austin film legend, Richard Linklater. All we knew about its focus was “t...

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Jul 10, 2020

Letter From Dr. Jefferson: HASS and AAC's Intake Policy

I feel compelled to reshare this stance as a video of an Austin Animal Center (AAC) employee telling a person to turn a found dog loose is still circu...

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Jul 03, 2020

HASS (in Austin) Frequently Asked Questions

You've got questions – we've got answers. Learn more about the frequently asked questions we receive on HASS: Human Animal Support Services.

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Jun 29, 2020

Austin Animal Intake Response & HASS Updates

Updates on Animal Sheltering Intake & Human Animal Support Services in Austin, Texas.

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Jun 23, 2020

The Twelve Elements of Human Animal Support Services

Ten elements that describe what is now Human Animal Support Services (HASS) were created based on feedback from shelter experts. These 10 elements are...

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Jun 19, 2020

HASS: The New Model of Animal Sheltering

We are thrilled to announce that a coalition of leaders from animal welfare organizations all across the country, including Austin Pets Alive!, has ju...

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