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Austin Pets Alive! | Austin Pets Alive! Responds to AAC Closing…

Jul 02, 2024

Within the wake of Austin Animal Middle (AAC) closing consumption through the busiest sheltering week of the yr, Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is asking on the group to undertake or foster a pet earlier than July 4.

“It’s an immensely onerous time for shelter animals and the folks caring for them in Austin proper now, particularly for medium to giant canines,” stated APA! president and CEO Dr. Ellen Jefferson. “We want we may absorb much more animals from AAC, however our City Lake location can also be full to the brim, and we’re calling on the group to undertake or foster a shelter pet this week earlier than the July 4th vacation!”

APA! is engaged on long-term options to repair the house disaster in our metropolis for good, however as these plans are in course of, the nonprofit is imploring our group members to come back to APA! or AAC immediately to assist stop a fair larger animal sheltering disaster from unfolding over a weekend identified for misplaced canines getting into the shelter system in report numbers.

“There are a whole lot of lovable canines (and cats) at each APA! and AAC who could be instantly positioned into houses,” Jefferson stated. “Individuals may not understand this as a result of we assist animals all through Texas, however the majority of the canines at our shelter immediately got here from AAC. Extra pets leaving APA!’s City Lake location will permit us house to assist AAC much more after July 4th.”

APA! is providing a 50% low cost on all adoptions by means of July third, and all adoption charges at AAC are waived utterly.

Throughout the nation Austinites have a fame for his or her dedication to conserving Austin the most secure metropolis in America for shelter pets. Jefferson is asking the group to rally collectively now like they have been identified to do time and time once more.

“Austin has rallied collectively by means of numerous crises. Group members are immediately chargeable for serving to to make Austin the biggest No Kill group within the nation, have created traces round our constructing and down the highway when our facility was flooding, got here in droves to help our Hurricane Harvey Activation, jumped in when the entire world was turned the other way up because of the pandemic,” she stated. “Let’s hold it going, Austin, and guarantee canines and cats get the love and houses they deserve.

Along with fostering or adopting now, listed here are some extra methods group members may also help:

  1. In the event you discover a misplaced pet, stroll across the neighborhood and ask your neighbors in the event that they acknowledge it. Most misplaced animals are solely inside a mile of their house.

  2. Take the pet to the shelter, pet provide retailer, and even fireplace station, they’ll scan it for a microchip and call the pet’s proprietor.

  3. If the pet doesn’t have a microchip, submit it on social media just like the Austin Misplaced and Discovered Fb group, Subsequent Door, and Instagram. For Misplaced or Discovered Animals in Travis County, please take a look at the Austin Animal Middle information. It is rather useful to carry on to the animal for 2-3 days; it drastically will increase its probabilities of being reunited with its household.

It’s also possible to be a part of Austin Pets Alive!’s PASS Program Fb group to ask any questions and get group help, similar to discovering different potential fosters who can take the canine in till the proprietor is discovered or a shelter is out there. It’s also possible to discover extra info on-line on APA!’s PASS Program net web page or the APA! PASS Pet Sources Information.

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