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Oct 01, 2021

There are solely seven days till the ultimate October Metropolis Council assembly agenda should be posted.

Meaning we’ve got seven days to make it clear to the town council members that No Kill in Austin is vital and deserves their pressing consideration.

There are numerous layers to this downside, however proper now some of the vital issues that you simply, as a supporter of the animals who want us to save lots of their lives, can know is that we merely want a relationship with the town that is smart.

APA! has saved Austin No Kill by taking animals off the town’s kill record each single day for 10 years now. We’ll proceed to do this. We won’t comply with proceed serving as Austin Animal Middle’s overflow accomplice. It doesn’t make sense to our mission as a nonprofit group or the pets that by no means get an opportunity to depart a shelter alive.

It’s now not honest to function an overflow accomplice for Austin Animal Middle anymore for 2 major causes:

First, the rebuildable land leased to APA! by the Metropolis of Austin has been dramatically diminished to only one fourth of what we had been promised within the Lamar Seaside Grasp Plan. This isn’t mirrored wherever within the negotiations with metropolis employees or in our precise license settlement. It’s as if it doesn’t matter. Nevertheless it does matter to us as a result of, as soon as we signal an settlement, we can’t use the property sooner or later the way in which we’ve got been for the final 10 years. This implies we can’t construct something new on this property that can even come near matching our present capability. It’s unreasonable to anticipate APA! to offer the identical stage of companies to the Metropolis when the property we’ve got been given in change for these companies has been so considerably diminished.

Second, the Metropolis of Austin Animal Middle has obtained over $10,000,000 extra {dollars} per yr than that they had when Austin first turned a No Kill metropolis. Our mission is to get rid of the killing of pets in shelters and so long as an animal is in danger in Austin, we’ll put it aside. It isn’t affordable to ALSO ask APA! to offer free companies to Austin Animal Middle that they’ve been funded to offer to Austin folks and animals.

We imagine that APA’s help of the Metropolis of Austin, in protecting Austin No Kill and driving the town to be progressive and sustainable, is definitely worth the land we’re being given. Metropolis Council must determine in the event that they agree. Please contact your council member’s workplace at this time with an e mail and follow-up name in the event you agree. It’s so vital that the council places of work hear your voice earlier than they make the ultimate dedication.



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