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Austin Pets Alive! | Along with You, We Transport to Save Lives

Dec 08, 2021

We’ve all the time recognized that pets are at better threat in Texas than in different states.

Because of the local weather inflicting extra breedings and an absence of assets in rural elements of the state, shelters are all the time going through an inflow of pets that want houses. It wasn’t till a storm rocked everybody’s worlds in Texas that we’d discover a answer on how you can assist save these deserving lives.

The thought was born out of Winter Storm Uri. Pets wanted to get out of Texas — quick. Their lives have been in danger and the clock was ticking. It was then that APA! – with its nationwide outreach arm American Pets Alive! – set out on a mission to get 1,000 pets out of Texas into heat houses safely, and that we did.

In a matter of simply 4 weeks, we hit our aim with our 1,000th pet being an lovely cat named Charlie. Charlie traveled all the way in which from Laredo, TX to KC Pet Challenge in Kansas. His journey up north was made particular by having a first-class seat in a non-public aircraft flown by our volunteer pilot buddy, David Nelson. As soon as he landed at KC Pet Challenge, it was solely a matter of days till he discovered his without end dwelling. Learn how he discovered his household as soon as he landed in KC.

The success of this mission opened the door for a brand new thought. Why would we cease at simply 1,000 lives after we may proceed to save lots of pets from throughout Texas who’re going through dying? APA! may act as a pit cease for these pets whereas they await the transportation that might take them to varied states throughout the nation. And so, the APA! Hub Transport Program was born.

Our transport crew connects with shelters in Texas which might be going through an absence of assets and house which frequently result in the undesirable resolution to euthanize their animals. Now we’re in a position to present them with an alternate. Northern shelters typically face the other drawback. Because of the climate, within the winter months, many shelters have rows and rows of empty kennels with traces of individuals ready to undertake. There’s no purpose animals ought to die within the south when there are individuals ready to undertake a shelter pet within the north.

“The APA! Hub Transport Program embodies the true spirit of Austin Pets Alive, by innovation, resourcefulness and the fixed dedication to lifesaving,” says Clare Callison Maddie’s® Nationwide Director of Pet Provide & Demand. “By this program, we’re in a position to deliver our hard-working Texas shelter companions into the nationwide pipeline of help. It means a lot that we aren’t solely saving the lives of cats and canine in Texas shelters, however we’re serving to to attach adopters to the love of a shelter pet, regardless of the place they stay within the nation!”

All of the faces you see listed below are animals that have been saved because of your help of our transport applications. Whether or not it was by bus, aircraft, prepare, or automobile, these lives discovered their second likelihood in loving houses all throughout america. They have been welcomed with open arms as individuals lined as much as deliver them dwelling.

As of yesterday, 2,228 lives have been saved by the Austin Pets Alive! Hub Transport Program and American Pets Alive! transport work. Lives that have been as soon as going to finish earlier than they’d an opportunity to even start now get a recent begin in a brand new state. Along with you, we are able to be certain that no pet in Texas ever will get left behind. Rush a donation now to make sure pets like these pups get the prospect to be rescued from euthanasia at rural, overcrowded shelters and adopted in houses. Your present shall be DOUBLED till December 31, because of a beneficiant $100K matching present, so don’t wait to grow to be a lifesaver right now!

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