Austin Pets Alive! fills critical gaps in Austin’s shelter live-outcome rate by identifying the key groups of animals that are typically euthanized in a shelter setting and maintaining comprehensive, innovative programs to help these groups survive. Using best practices from around the country, APA! developed programs to care specifically for these groups, thereby reducing their staggering over-representation on euthanasia lists and directly increasing the city’s save rate.
Darla, the 8-month old Golden Retriever that was too scared to walk, was being taken to the euthanasia room in a wheelbarrow. But thanks to APA!s Transport Program Darla was given a second chance at ...See more from the blog