This program provides resources and services to Texas residents who are experiencing challenges to keeping their pet(s) with an overall goal of keeping pets out of the sheltering system and providing a safe, judgment-free zone for anyone in need. Our team can provide emergency pet food, pet resource assistance, and referrals to outside social service and animal welfare agencies.
If you adopted your pet from APA!, please email [email protected] with the name of the person who signed the adoption paperwork or your pet's microchip number, and the reason for the return, so they can locate the info in our system and send you return information. If not, did you adopt from any other rescue? Most take their animals back. If you are short on time, we suggest making a shelter appointment so you will have it in case rehoming does not work.
For Lost or Found Animals and found kittens under 6 weeks old, please check out the Austin Animal Center and APA! guides.
The Austin Pets Alive Medical Clinic cannot treat owned animals due Texas Veterinary/Legal restrictions. Info below is from our lifesaving programs.
In this document, you'll find resources for affordable vet care, free/low cost spay and neuter clinics, and options for vet bill assistance
If it is a behavior issue, there are a lot of resources on the internet to assist you. You’re welcome to post on the P.A.S.S. FB page and ask for trainer recommendations.
If you are considering relinquishing your pet to your local open-intake shelter, our P.A.S.S. program is here to help you navigate that difficult decision. Our goal is to help you resolve the problems you are experiencing so that you can keep your pet. Our P.A.S.S. team can discuss the various programs and services we offer that may assist you in overcoming many of the challenges you may be facing with your companion. If you are looking for resources outside of the programs and supportive services offered by Austin Pets Alive! P.A.S.S. program, visit our Facebook page or email us at [email protected] and a P.A.S.S. staff member will be happy to give you the information or referral that you need. You’re also welcome to reach out to other rescue partners.
We urge you to exhaust all other resources and alternatives before surrendering your pet to an open-intake shelter. This helps shelters ensure resources are available for the pets that need it most -- those who are lost, displaced, homeless, injured, or sick. Austin Pets Alive! is not a municipal intake shelter! Current policy requires that intake must be by appointment only. This applies to owner surrenders and found pets. If a dog is found call 311 and they will pick up within 72 hours. Austin Animal Center and Williamson County shelters are no-kill shelters so the animals will not be euthanized for lack of space. If you adopted your pet from APA!, please email [email protected] with the name of the person who signed the adoption paperwork or your pet's microchip number, and the reason for the return, so they can locate the info in our system and send you return information. If not, did you adopt from any other rescue? Most take their animals back. If you are short on time, we suggest making a shelter appointment so you will have it in case rehoming does not work.
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