Making Austin No Kill : Grassroots Beginnings

People from all across the nation reach out to us regarding asking us for guidance on becoming No Kill.  We’ll share the trials and triumphs in the journey to becoming No-Kill It’s now been eight years since something of a revolution began in Austin, when a group of passionate volunteers set out to do what […]

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Senate Bill 1911 and House Bill 1274

As someone who has attended an American Pets Alive! conference, or contacted us for information or assistance, we are reaching out to you to update you on the legislative issue we brought to your attention last Sunday, HB 1274, is scheduled to be heard in the House Committee on Urban Affairs this Tuesday, April 21st. […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Rufftail Runners

It was a match made in doggy heaven when Rob Hill, an attorney by day and runner by morning/evening/weekends, met Lindsay Marsh, a non-profit leader with a heart for dogs and cardio, through their mutual training group: Team Spiridon.  With their passions combined, they co-created a meetup group in Austin, Texas for people interested in […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Love-A-Bull

There’s a beautiful thing happening here in Austin!  Love-A-Bull, a local organization committed to promoting responsible guardianship and improving the lives of pit bull type dogs through education, advocacy and rescue, is on a mission to change peoples’ minds about pit bulls and teach others to advocate for any dog who needs it. Rewind to […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Holly Livermore

Holly Livermore had six years in rescue work and four operating adoption programs prior to coming to Austin Pets Alive! Those experiences have given Holly an eye for adoptability, a feel for the right mix of dogs to send out to each day’s adoption sites, and a working knowledge of basic shelter medicine and disease […]

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Join Us in Celebrating 3 Years of a No-Kill Austin!

While you are in town for the 2014 American Pets Alive No-Kill Conference, join us for our annual No-Kill Anniversary Party! They say it takes a village, and in Austin’s case, that has meant the partnership of many organizations that work hard together to save the lives that might otherwise be left behind. Visit www.nokill.eventbrite.com […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Ryan Clinton

Ryan Clinton is an appellate attorney in Austin, Texas, a partner at the law firm Hankinson LLP, and a former Assistant Texas Solicitor General. In 2005, Clinton founded FixAustin.org, a grassroots nonprofit organization aimed at establishing No-Kill in the city of Austin. He played a crucial role in Austin’s early No-Kill movements, working tirelessly to […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Patty Hegwood

Patty Hegwood, a New Orleans native, is a powerhouse of energy and optimism, and glows with enthusiasm for the cause. You might find her emceeing at Best Friends’s annual Strut Your Mutt, or inspiring a national network of volunteers to do more to increase life saving in communities across the country. Patty first came into […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Dr. Ellen Jefferson

Dr. Ellen Jefferson graduated vet school in 1997, starting her career in private practice. Upon starting working in Austin, she became dissatisfied with the 85% euthanasia rate in the city of Austin. Thinking this was an overpopulation problem, she launched large scale efforts to get the owned and unowned pets of Austin spayed and neutered. […]

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