History of No Kill in Austin: Part 5 – The Clinic, by Dr. Ellen Jefferson

We covered the ins and outs of how our clinic functions today here:  http://wp.me/p6rIwS-Fu Now learn how our medical clinic started:    http://bit.ly/2bWLOC8

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History of No Kill in Austin: Part 3 – Grassroots

We’ve been No Kill for five (5) years now.  But it wasn’t always that way… As soon we pulled animals from the euthanasia list, we became a foster-based rescue.  There was an intense focus on recruiting volunteers, fosters and adopters to save more lives.  Vaccines were given in fosters’ cars or held in a specific […]

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The History of No Kill in Austin – Part 2: Advocacy to Action

We’ve been No Kill for five (5) years now.  But it wasn’t always that way… Before we were no kill, there was a long political fight.  Then there was the hard work of racing against the clock to save animals and develop an organization infrastructure based on volunteers.  Probably much like many of you are in […]

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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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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: Lexy Bonge & Samantha Pollard

Do you know how many small breed dogs are euthanized in your community shelter?  In Austin in 2008, it was many more than would have been expected (roughly 500).   Did you know that nearly ALL of them are saveable and although many are marked “aggressive”, they rarely are? Lexy Bonge is a homegrown Austinite. She […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Kim Borron

50% of the dogs in Austin were dying in 2008 when APA! began saving lives.  The rescue team started with literally 1-2 hours to go through the euthanasia list, choose animals, and save them before their time was up.  Kim Borron joined the rescue team in the very early days and has seen it ALL. […]

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AmPA 2014 Presenter Series: Brent Toellner

Brent Toellner is the president and co-founder of the Kansas City Pet Project and author of the KC Dog Blog.  Brent started his work for animals doing rescue, then advocacy work fighting breed-specific legislation. Previously, he was the legislative chair for Kansas City Dog Advocates, a group that focused on pet-friendly legislation on the local […]

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