Ready for Resolution

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Oct 14, 2021

Thanks to the dedication of you and our fellow supporters, we can confirm that an item regarding Austin Pets Alive!’s resolution will be on the Austin City Council agenda on Thursday, November 4.

As soon as we have the draft resolution language to share, we will reach out to update you and ask you to take one more final action to help advocate on our behalf.

At stake are the details of how we will be required to operate far into the future:

  • the number and types of animals we pull from the Austin Animal Center to keep our work in alignment with our mission,
  • the ability to use any facility we operate, at our own cost, for animals from any location,
  • and how Austin’s No Kill achievement will be sustained by both Austin city staff and APA!.

History has trained us to know that this meeting and resolution will not just sail through and be easy. We need to count on you to rally alongside us to keep No Kill in the heart of Austin. Our work to save at risk pets is a direct reflection of our community values and we are endlessly grateful to each of you for advocating for our place in Austin.

While critical to our future in the heart of Austin, we would be remiss if we didn’t say that the enormous time and effort negotiating for this resolution competes with fundraising for our daily lifesaving work. While the city has a taxpayer-funded budget and thus does not need to fundraise, every single dollar we use for every single animal we save (even from Austin Animal Center) is fundraised. To make a gift to support our continued lifesaving, please click here.

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