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Volunteer opportunities are constantly changing as we grow and develop new programs; but what doesn't change is your impact.

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APA! Thrift

APA! Thrift stores are boutique-style, selling high quality new and gently used items for very low prices. All net proceeds directly support the innovative life-saving programs of Austin Pets Alive!. Our two thrift locations are located at 5801 Burnet Road and 1409 West Oltorf Street. They’re both open from 10am-6pm, Sunday through Wednesday and from 10am-8pm, Thursday through Saturday. We utilize volunteers in every aspect of store operations, this helps to keep our overhead low and means that more money goes to the animals. Currently, we’re seeking volunteers to help with sorting clothes and other donations, ringing up customers and organizing the store, and helping us get the word out about APA! Thrift through our volunteer marketing team.

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American Pets Alive!

American Pets Alive! (AmPA!) is our annual national conference where individuals and shelters can come and learn from Austin’s no-kill leaders how to implement innovative, lifesaving programs in their communities or shelters.

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Promote APA!’s mission, raise donations, and recruit volunteers, fosters, adopters, and donors at special events around town. Work at info tables and booths, and hang out with adoptable animals while representing Austin Pets Alive!. *Some events will have age limitations of 21+ years of age.

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APA! Thrift

All net proceeds from our APA! Thrift stores directly support our lifesaving programs.

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Volunteer Benefits

When you make a difference in a life, you're making a difference in your own as well.

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Be a part of the country's largest No Kill initiative.

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Support medically and behaviorally fragile pets.

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Grow personally and professionally.

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Form lifelong connections with people and pets alike.

Jul 28, 2018

Collaborative Lifesaving: APA! at Best Friends Animal Society

By Mike Kaviani, Director of Lifesaving Operations at Austin Pets Alive! In the words of Ryan Clinton, founder of FixAustin.org and one of the original architects of Austin’s No Kill movement: No Kill...

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