Just One Day Preliminary Results Show Resounding Success

Just One Day (justoneday.ws) is a national event held every June 11 that brings shelters all over America together to focus on engaging with their local community to promote adoption (with over 1500 shelters this year). The shelters then team up with the media, rescuers, volunteers and adopters with the goal of sending them home […]

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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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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: 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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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Becky Robinson the Brave

Becky Robinson is President and Founder of Alley Cat Allies. With more than half a million supporters, Alley Cat Allies is the nation’s only advocacy organization and recognized authority on cats. Alley Cat Allies leads the movement to protect and improve the lives of all domestic cats. Founded in 1990, Alley Cat Allies filled the […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Julie Castle, Marvelous Marketing Magician

With over 15 years of marketing under her belt, Julie Castle is the key to understanding how to market your organization to the community. Julie took her place at the No-kill table as the executive director of No More Homeless Pets in Utah (NMHP in Utah), in which the organization witnessed a 50 percent drop […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Mike Martinez, a Voice for the Voiceless

Mike Martinez had an illustrious career in public service in Austin, Texas. After a 13 year career fighting fires, he became President of the Austin Firefighters Association. In 2006, he decided to join the city council so he could fight more than just fires. Dedicated to his community, he consistently works to advance issues for the […]

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