APA! Barn Cat Program – An Innovative Strategy to Save Feral Cats

By Shorey Russell When Austin Pets Alive! rescues undersocialized cats from local shelters, there are few options other than a non-traditional adoption placement. This is precisely how the Barn Cat Program was created. Contributing to Austin’s No-Kill status, our hundreds of Barn Cat placements each year not only save cats’ lives, but benefit our community […]

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The History of No Kill in Austin – Part 4: Parvo by Dr. Ellen Jefferson

In the ongoing blog series about the history of no kill in Austin, Dr. Ellen Jefferson recalls the creation of a Parvo ward – http://bit.ly/2cjsCj8.   After reading about the incredibly journey to saving lives, below is an article about the program, why it is important and how it is managed crafted by one of our  own APA! […]

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Maddie’s Fund Innovation Grant Opens August 1, 2016

  American Pets Alive Gold Sponsor, Maddie’s Fund®, is awarding up to $5,000 per rescue or shelter for a New Program with their Innovation Grants (http://www.maddiesfund.org/innovation.htm)  Applications accepted August 1 – September 15. Have you thought about implementing a new program that you have learned from the American Pets Alive! conference but didn’t know how you were going to […]

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Foster Study Proves Pets Behave Differently in Shelters

Kristen Auerbach, deputy chief animal services officer at Austin Animal Center, conducted a study on fostering behaviorally challenged dogs. Learn more about the life-saving results and its implications here: http://barkpost.com/shelter-dog-foster-study/

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2016 AmPA! Presenter Series: Sgt Karl Bailey

Sgt. Karl Bailey has been a police officer for over 24 years. In January of 2011, the City of Seagoville decided to move management of Animal Services from Code Enforcement to the Police Department and assigned Sgt. Bailey to manage the division. With no experience in shelter management he took the animal shelter from killing […]

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How The Largest No Kill City Keeps Going

Kristen Auerbach shares this great post detailing how the community of Austin comes together to maintain No Kill status – even during trying times. Read the article here.

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AmPA 2015 Presenter Series: Cheryl Schneider

Cheryl Schneider, was a nurse/paramedic for 32 years and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management. She has always have had a love for animals and got into animal welfare in 1999 as co-founder of Lockhart Cause for Paws, Inc. After retiring from the EMS profession, Cheryl began work at the Williamson […]

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AmPA 2015 Presenter Series: Lindsay O’Gan

Lindsay O’Gan started her career as a veterinary technician 12 years ago and moved into the non-profit sector in 2005. She helped start APA’s veterinary clinic in 2008 and worked as the clinic manager there until she followed her passion for cats to become the cat foster and rescue manager in 2010. While she ran […]

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AmPA 2015 Presenter Series: Palmer Neuhaus

Palmer Neuhaus is currently employed as a financial advisor. She started volunteering in rescue/shelter at the Cedar Park SPCA while in college. After college, she went on to work for Town Lake Animal Center and helped create their first Heath and Temperament Team which evaluated the animals. While there, she helped transition from the use […]

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