APA! Medical Clinic: Saving Lives on a Shoestring

A key part of our success at Austin Pets Alive!  is due to the hard-working people in our medical clinic, who provide routine vaccinations and wellness exams, spay and neuter surgeries, as well as handling illnesses and injuries.   In the conference, we’ll cover how you can make your dollar go farther .    Read more.   […]

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Redefining “Unadoptable” – A Hospice Foster Love Story

An Austin Pets Alive! foster writes about her harder to place turned hospice foster. “On paper and in the shelter, Plex may have seemed like an absolutely “unadoptable” dog; but in a real home, he has proven that he’s “a life worth saving” – no matter how short that life may be. I never before […]

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DIY Rigworm Friendly Cat Trees for your Ward!

At American Pets Alive!, we firmly believe in tailoring best practices to suit our unique situation. In rescue, resources and manpower are already spread so thin – do NOT try to recreate the wheel! At Austin Pets Alive!, Ringworm Ward Manager Brittany Dell’Aglio Mitchell faces these challenges every day.  The itchy kitties in her care need […]

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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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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Dr. Kristen Kjellberg

Dr. Kristen Kjellberg hails from Houston Texas and headed to Austin nearly ten years ago to pursue a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin. While she was finishing up her degree, she worked at Emancipet, a local community spay and neuter clinic, as a veterinary technician. It was there she decided […]

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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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