About American Pets Alive!

AmPA! helps communities save more lives faster. AmPA! champions and abides by the Austin No Kill Model, which is comprised of the data-driven protocols, programs, and tools developed in Austin, the largest No Kill city in the nation.

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Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy, the most effective No Kill training you can get.

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American Pets Alive! Conference, the nation’s premier gathering for No Kill education.

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Hands-on assistance, crisis support, and mentorship from experienced advisors.

AmPA!’s History

In 2011, APA! introduced the American Pets Alive! Conference and in 2017, Maddie's Fund® provided the $4 million grant that made AmPA!'s Maddie's® Lifesaving Academy possible. Since this time, AmPA! has become the educational arm of APA! and has become a leader in spreading the No Kill movement.

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Maddie's Lifesaving Academy

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