Austin Pets Alive! | Letter from Dr. Jefferson: Saving Lives Collectively

Dec 24, 2022

As I write this letter, we’re making ready for the harmful Arctic chilly
entrance that’s about to blast freezing temperatures into our group
and all through Central Texas, simply in time for the vacations.

Our shelter turns into severely strained with temperatures this low. To
hold our animals heat and secure throughout this chilly emergency, we requested our
group to absorb a foster pet in the course of the storm, give funds to
help the elevated price of shelter operations, and assist
under-resourced shelters throughout the area. And you have come
via, opening your hearts and houses to the pets who’re most in want,
on the time they want that assist probably the most.

Although our personal shelter struggles tremendously throughout a
catastrophe like this, we can’t flip our backs on animals in our group
or in shelters which can be severely under-resourced. We’re compelled to
assist out and our group is simply too.
Your help permits us to distribute heat blankets and heaters to pets in want all throughout Texas.

Our group stepping as much as defend pets throughout a bitterly frigid storm is only one inspiring instance of many, of how working collectively in 2022 we’ve been in a position to take action a lot for homeless pets in Austin, and past.

We saved our 100,000th life in February. Copper, a
2-month-old pet, survived a illness that could be a loss of life sentence in almost
each different animal shelter, because of our modern Parvo Pet ICU.
Copper is among the whopping 1,035 puppies who’re alive right this moment, solely
as a result of they got here via our Parvo Pet ICU this 12 months.

We celebrated our eleventh anniversary of Austin turning into a No Kill metropolis.
Fourteen years in the past, animal lovers in Austin banded collectively to finish the
useless killing of shelter pets in our group. We achieved this aim
in three years, and have by no means stopped preventing for it since. We have now
set our eyes on increasing our lifesaving additional past our
geographical borders, to the areas with the best want.

We grew our transport program.
This 12 months we saved greater than 2,400 at-risk pets by connecting
underfunded and overwhelmed Texas shelters to organizations in areas of
the nation the place they’d be adopted. In a single outstanding transport
mission, in July we flew 89 cats and kittens and 12 canines from Texas,
the place the animals confronted possible euthanasia, to our accomplice in Maine,
the place they had been acquired with open arms and hope.

We continued our partnership with Austin FC, our hometown skilled soccer membership, with 22 of our animals serving as Honorary Mascots throughout dwelling video games.
These embrace pups who’re true survivors, and actually need to be
celebrated—like Gavin, who got here to APA! with extreme accidents after being
hit by a automobile, and wanted his jaw reattached; RayRay, who’d been
deserted in a house when his proprietor moved out and left him behind; and
Wolff Pack and Alright, Alright, Alright, two extra of our parvo
survivors and Parvo Pet ICU graduates. These furry mascots unfold
vital consciousness about our lifesaving applications and mission—and the
game-day consideration helps them get adopted! 

APA! introduced almost 12,000 animals via our shelter this 12 months. We
saved numerous extra with our hands-on help of under-resourced
shelters, via our No Kill schooling through which we educate different shelters
and communities methods to save probably the most at-risk animals, and our Human
Animal Help Providers mission’s deal with pet help and preserving
individuals and pets collectively.

These are just some of our 2022 milestones. We won’t wait to share extra with you in our annual impression report. Keep tuned!

Now, as we flip towards the tip of the 12 months, let me say thanks for being such an vital a part of our lifesaving group. It’s your help that lets us save these lives.

And now your present can do much more. A bunch of beneficiant nameless donors is matching all donations till December thirty first.

From now till the tip of the 12 months, your present is DOUBLED. Which means in the event you donate $1, it turns into $2! We’re midway to assembly our December objectives and each greenback helps. Click on right here to donate

Fourteen years in the past, we got down to save the pets who had been dropping their lives in Austin, for no purpose aside from as a result of they did not have a house. Right now, as our pets are welcomed into loving foster properties, whereas a depraved storm approaches, we’re so pleased with our group. We’re proud to be primarily based right here, on this metropolis of animal lovers, the place each day of yearly, we work to avoid wasting much more of the animals who wouldn’t survive with out what we do collectively. We’re excited to increase our lifesaving work to wherever at-risk pets want us probably the most, and we won’t wait so that you can be a part of it.

On behalf of all of us at APA!, thanks for all you do. Completely happy holidays, and have a really joyful new 12 months.

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