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Jan 26, 2024

Our 2024 Promise: We will be vigilant for progress for Austin’s pets

As we quickly move into 2024, a primary focus of all of us has to be on championing Austin to be the safest place in the US for pets.

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Jun 10, 2024

Kyle Family Finds Safe Haven After Losing Their Home to a Fire

A Kyle family recently faced a devastating house fire but thanks to an incredible partnership between The American Red Cross of Central & South Texas ...

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May 24, 2024

Strengthening the Human-Animal Bond: Hays County Pet Resource Center's Early Successes

In March 2024, APA! presented recommendations to the Hays County Commissioners Court on how to develop and launch the Pet Resource Center for Hays Cou...

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May 21, 2024

Supporting People that Help Pets

Our Social Work Department began in 2022, led by Alexis Telfair-Garcia creating a mental health resource for staff, volunteers and fosters.

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May 09, 2024

It’s Gonna Be May Austin-Area Adoption Event

For “It’s Gonna Be May” month, Austin area shelters are working together to get pets into loving homes “no strings attached.” Join us May 20th-27th to...

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May 08, 2024

What to Expect When Expecting (Bottle Baby) Kittens

Austin Pets Alive! Neonatal Kitten Nursery is in desperate need of more fosters.

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May 06, 2024

Take Off! -- APA! Transport Hub’s Inaugural Transport

Transporting pets from Texas to shelters across the country, even as far as Canada, isn’t a new process for APA!...we’ve done it hundreds of times at ...

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Apr 26, 2024

A Personal Look Into Volunteer Life

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we asked a volunteer, Anish K. to share their own personal experience as an APA! Volunteer. Anish’s APA! Volu...

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Apr 22, 2024

A Celebration of Giving: The Enduring Power of Volunteers

In a world brimming with busy lives and personal goals, we take a moment to celebrate the incredible impact of volunteers. Their dedication embodies t...

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Apr 19, 2024

Hays County Commissioners’ Court Approves Three Month Contract Extension with Austin Pets Alive!

The Hays County Commissioners’ Court approved the Professional Services Agreement with APA! to be extended through June 30, 2024.

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Apr 12, 2024

Central Texas Food Bank & Hays County Pet Resource Center Serve Over 250 Families

On March 23, in partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank, the Hays County Pet Resource Center hosted a drive-up food distribution for people and p...

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