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Austin Pets Alive! | Paddle for Puppies Might seventh, 2023

Apr 05, 2023

Paddle for Puppies is again for the twelfth yr in a row! Celebrated as one among Austin’s favourite occasions, this iconic gathering is greater than only a paddle down Woman Hen Lake — it is a lifesaving endeavor!

Sponsored by Austin Subaru and hosted at Rowing Dock, Paddle for Puppies 2023, will happen on Sunday Might seventh at 8:00am. Each folks and water-confident canines* paddle 2.5 miles down Woman Hen Lake, simply previous Congress bridge on the boat of your alternative — kayak, SUP, canoe, all in help of our Parvo Pet ICU! Go to the registration web site to be taught extra and to scoop up your ticket!

Why does APA! also have a Parvo Pet ICU? Previous to the beginning of this program, as a result of extremely contagious nature and almost-always deadly end result if not handled, puppies that examined constructive for parvovirus had been sometimes euthanized as a result of assets didn’t exist to help this susceptible group. In 2008, the devoted and decided people that started APA! as we all know it at present, made the choice that they might start pulling and treating all parvo constructive puppies. In November of 2008, the town of Austin achieved no kill for puppies due to our program!

Since 2008, this ICU has taken in 1000’s of puppies and has steadily achieved a 90% save charge. The work that takes place on this program is difficult, each bodily and emotionally and is price it each day to see the tiny tail wags of puppies who know we’re working to save lots of their lives. And later, to see the smiling faces of the individuals who undertake these little survivors.

Fundraisers like Paddle for Puppies are an integral piece to the lifesaving work that takes place on this program. On common, it may possibly value upwards of $400 to deal with a pet with parvovirus. Final yr, our Parvo crew handled simply over 1300 puppies and thus far this yr, this devoted crew has handled simply over 300 puppies.

We’re excited for one more yr of gathering with each those that have attended this occasion yearly and people who are becoming a member of for the primary time. There’s nothing higher than a gaggle of people coming collectively to avoid wasting pet canine lives! See you there!

*Because of the potential for toxins within the water, waivers shall be required if you’re planning to convey a canine on the water. These waivers shall be obtainable at registration if you check-in on-site. Canines attending should keep in/on their vessel and shouldn’t drink the lake water.

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