Austin Pets Alive! | Letter from Dr. Jefferson: Properties Replace


Jan 20, 2022

Hello everybody! And a cheerful new 12 months! I hope this finds you and yours effectively. I wished to succeed in out as we speak to offer an replace on the place we stand with our plans for APA!’s campuses, land, and amenities.

As a reminder, your voices have been heard in November as you helped us get the APA! Decision handed with Austin Metropolis Council. In that decision, town council directed us to work with the Metropolis of Austin employees to find out an consumption share quantity based mostly on these animals liable to euthanasia. We proceed these discussions with town and may have an replace to share with you in February.

Whereas we stay hopeful that we are going to lastly attain a brand new settlement with metropolis animal companies and signal a long run lease to maintain a small portion of our operations on our City Lake Animal Heart (TLAC) campus as quickly as doable, we’re excited to be exploring our growth whatever the TLAC final result.

The APA! Board of Administrators and another superb volunteers have been using their connections to assist us discover Austin properties to buy and broaden our footprint. Proper now there are a few potential properties we’re taking a look at and since the property is, after all, at a premium in Austin, we’re taking a look at properties with current buildings we might regulate to suit our applications and companies – and in addition properties with largely open land. Based mostly on what we discover and might afford, the APA! management crew is engaged on totally different options with a bunch of architects to puzzle collectively which applications and companies would match the place and the way finest to maximise every situation of property combos for lifesaving.

What this implies for APA! crew members and supporters is that change – however thrilling change – is on the horizon very quickly. By this time subsequent 12 months, we might probably have 4 areas, together with TLAC and Tarrytown! With this increasing footprint we’re ensuring that every potential place offers a drastic enchancment to what we’ve got now. We all know {that a} shelter must serve the needs it ought to – not mass housing in uncomfortable kennels however getting every animal who wants us most the care, assist and rehabilitation they should get them prepared for a house (whether or not it’s foster or adoptive house) and out of kennel as shortly as doable!

We’ll proceed to maintain you knowledgeable of our property progress and your assist we’ll want throughout this thrilling time. Thanks as all the time for being a part of this superb lifesaving neighborhood for individuals and pets.

Ellen



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