Austin Pets Alive! | Clarifying and Understanding APA!’s Shelter…


Oct 07, 2023

Austin Pets Alive! is a personal nonprofit devoted to eliminating the unnecessary killing of shelter pets. We’ve got been extraordinarily profitable due to the technique we make use of to make Austin, and now different cities, No Kill.

Our No Kill technique is straightforward and two fold:

  1. We save lives by drawing consideration to, and taking pets off, the each day euthanasia record whereas

  2. Permitting that spotlight to use stress on the town to get the right assets they should lower the euthanasia record themselves.

In 2021, we labored with the town council on an modification to our metropolis contract that has brought on some neighborhood and authorities employees confusion that we hope to dispel with these three factors:

1. Foundational to APA! is to drag solely from the euthanasia record to have a measurable impact on the kill charge which in the end helped the town obtain No Kill standing in 2011. You will need to observe that important to this technique, and implied by the creation and use of a euthanasia record to get rid of pets that they don’t have the assets to look after, is that the town can handle and look after all of the animals not on the euthanasia record.

2. Our long run contract was terribly overdue and in want of an replace. The outdated contract created in 2011 was constructed on a guesstimate of the dimensions of future years’ euthanasia lists; this contract stayed in impact for years previous its expiration date with extension after extension after extension which in the end led to operational misalignment between AAC and APA!. This was resolved in contract negotiations in 2018, when it was mutually agreed that APA! would proceed to deal with the euthanasia record, however at all times have a 12% minimal, so long as we used TLAC. Though that was documented in 2018, land points prevented it being signed and so in 2021, APA! labored with metropolis council to deliver the extension-riddled contract in line operationally to match the settlement from 2018. The present contract wasn’t finalized till 2023 on account of TLAC land points.

3. In response to the neighborhood demand that AAC do higher for the pets that aren’t on the euthanasia record, the metropolis council has greater than doubled the AAC price range between 2008-2023 to permit AAC to cut back the euthanasia record, present in home medical and behavioral care, in addition to neighborhood assist to satisfy their acknowledged mission.


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