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Austin Pets Alive

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals


To promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals in Austin. 

Programs: APA! pulls dogs and cats from the 24-hour euthanasia list of the municipal animal shelter of Austin, Texas.  It sends them into the care of foster volunteers, and adopts them out to permanent homes from the several daily adoption sites it runs.  The largest expense of this program is routine medical care (including spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccinations and a veterinarian's exam for every dog or cat) and medical treatment for sick and injured animals. 

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Vickie J.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met a wonderful volunteer at Wal-Mart today buying lots of cat food. I was intrigued to ask why so much cat food and she told me the story of this organization helping out lost animals from Hurricane Harvey. God bless you all! And I will be donating and sharing your organization

1 EvelynBlack

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I came from Cincinnati to Austin to attend the 3 day workshop in 2012 that Austin Pets Alive provided to teach how they've managed to save so many animals; turning Austin into a NO KILL community successfully saving more than 90% of all animals coming into the city's open-admission shelter). IT WAS INCREDIBLE! Not only did they share what they've accomplished, but exactly how they've done it - I came home with a huge book full of details and forms that they use. The topics included how they became organized, how they set up a foster network to bottle feed all the under-age kittens that were otherwise being "put down" at the local animal shelter, how they work with the municipal shelter, how they work with the community and the volunteers, what they're doing to deal with treatable issues like ringworm and mange and parvo - without resorting to killing the animals! - - >> I'd highly recommend looking at AUSTIN's track record for anyone wanting to bring the NO KILL concept to their community!!