Category Archives: General

Palm Valley Miniseries: Change is Tough

Animal welfare can be hard. It can be really hard. It can be emotional, and mentally and physically draining. Helping a facility get set up on its “No Kill legs” isn’t a simple task. It takes time, patience, understanding, and … Continue reading

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Senior Skip Day 2018!

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 … Continue reading

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Palm Valley Miniseries: In Pursuit of No Kill

Our work at Palm Valley Animal Center (PVAC) continues, and I know that many of you are eager for an update! I’ve got some exciting news! On May 22nd, the PVAC board took action to declare that PVAC/PAWS is now … Continue reading

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Palm Valley Miniseries: Charly the Macaque and More!

Hi all! Faith Wright, here. I’m the staffer at PVAC (thanks to a grant from Best Friends Animal Society to help fund this on-the-ground initiative), helping them work through incredible changes that have already affected so much lifesaving at this … Continue reading

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Love Your Pet, Love Your City: Scoop the Poop!

Pets are our companions, service animals, and beloved members of the family. But their waste, if left behind, can cause real problems at that spot and well beyond.    Fact: Pet poop is pollution.   Pet waste can contain bacteria, … Continue reading

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Follow the Fellow: Update from Sheila Kouhkan

Hi guys! During my time shadowing and training with the experts at Austin Animal Center (AAC) as part of my Maddie’s Executive Leadership Fellowship experience (#ThankstoMaddie!), it has become clearer than ever that Austin’s unique collaborative community model is a huge … Continue reading

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Palm Valley Miniseries: Updates from the Ground

The progress at PVAC continues and, while there is still more work to be done, it is becoming clearer with every passing day that the South Texas community wants to move towards life saving together! Over 3,000 dogs and cats … Continue reading

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Follow the Fellow: Sheila Kouhkan

Hi! I’m Sheila, and I am a Maddie’s Executive Leadership Fellow here in Austin training with Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal Center! This fellowship has provided me with the unique opportunity to shadow leaders at the forefront of the … Continue reading

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