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


Apr 05, 2023

Paddle for Puppies is again for the twelfth 12 months in a row! Celebrated as considered one of Austin’s favourite occasions, this iconic gathering is greater than only a paddle down Girl Chicken Lake — it is a lifesaving endeavor!

Sponsored by Austin Subaru and hosted at Rowing Dock, Paddle for Puppies 2023, will happen on Sunday Could seventh at 8:00am. Each individuals and water-confident canines* paddle 2.5 miles down Girl Chicken Lake, simply previous Congress bridge on the boat of your selection — 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! actually have a Parvo Pet ICU? Previous to the beginning of this program, because of the extremely contagious nature and almost-always deadly end result if not handled, puppies that examined optimistic for parvovirus have been usually euthanized as a result of sources didn’t exist to help this susceptible group. In 2008, the devoted and decided people that started APA! as we all know it at the moment, made the choice that they might start pulling and treating all parvo optimistic puppies. In November of 2008, town of Austin achieved no kill for puppies due to our program!

Since 2008, this ICU has taken in hundreds of puppies and has steadily achieved a 90% save price. The work that takes place on this program is tough, each bodily and emotionally and is value it every day to see the tiny tail wags of puppies who know we’re working to avoid wasting 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 will probably price upwards of $400 to deal with a pet with parvovirus. Final 12 months, our Parvo staff handled simply over 1300 puppies and up to now this 12 months, this devoted staff has handled simply over 300 puppies.

We’re excited for one more 12 months 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 in case you are planning to convey a canine on the water. These waivers shall be obtainable at registration once you check-in on-site. Canines attending should keep in/on their vessel and mustn’t drink the lake water.


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