Austin Pets Alive (APA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding homes for hundreds of cats and dogs. Their website boasts that since 2008, they have found homes for 2,953 pets and saved 3,332 lives. How many more pets can they save if they were heading the city's adoption program?
Austin Pets Alive has proposed to take over the job managing the city's adoption program, meaning if Town Lake Shelter were to lose their directorship, Austin may very well become a no-kill city. This change could save the lives of over 6,000 local dogs and cats annually with the abolishment of euthanizing unadopted animals. The city council will discuss the proposal next month. For the entire news story, visit the KVUE website: http://www.kvue.com/news/Austin-Pets-Alive-want-to-run-citys-animal-adoption-program.html
Foster homes are in constant demand when running a no-kill shelter, and you can help. Foster programs with the shelter run anywhere from 24 hours to a few months depending on the pet. This time flexibility gives options to many people unable to commit to long term foster care.
Want to help Austin Pets Alive fulfill their dream in making Austin a no-kill city? Listed on their website are ways you can help out. These suggestions go beyond volunteering and donating funds. They need people to spread the word to create a city-wide concern for animals and their need for permanent homes using internet networking sites such as Facebook. Help raise the awareness, and you can become part of the plan to make Austin a no-kill city.
Visit the Austin Pets Alive website to learn more about what this group is doing to save the lives of cats and dogs all over Austin at: http://www.austinpetsalive.org/