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Austin Pets Alive! | It’s a Date to Help Merchandise 38

Oct 25, 2021

Thanks for sticking with us as we navigate our means by this journey in the direction of APA!’s perpetually house.

Simply as you assist us daily by fostering, adopting, volunteering, and donating to search out properties for animals, we actually want you to behave now so APA! can land safely and proceed our vital work with as few interruptions as attainable.

We have now obtained phrase that our merchandise DID make it on the agenda for the November 4th metropolis council assembly and we’re formally merchandise #38. The decision is superb total because it clearly removes the restriction that may stop us from saving the lives of these on dying row throughout our state whereas additionally sustaining that Austin’s No Kill standing is at the beginning. As it’s possible you’ll recall, that is vital as a result of there aren’t any different metropolis contracts (that we’re conscious of) that restrict the mission and scope of a nonprofit that gives a definite service to the town. It’s additionally vital as a result of our mission is to get rid of the killing of shelter animals and we are able to’t try this if our work is artificially restricted.

We’re grateful the decision additionally directs workers to barter with APA! relating to the proportion of animals we’re liable for pulling from the town shelter and clearly signifies these animals must be based mostly on these susceptible to euthanasia. This has at all times been the intent of our partnership with the Metropolis and we’re keen to make sure our contract displays that.

We’re dedicated to working with the town, and every of you, into the longer term to make sure there are checks and balances in place to institutionalize stay outcomes and progress for many years to come back. Given the truth that AAC has the nation’s largest animal providers price range per capita, it’s actually time to determine finest practices and maintain ourselves to a better normal; a typical anticipated by our tax-payers. We all know {that a} truthful and equitable settlement between APA and the Metropolis of Austin is step one in the direction of reaching this aim and making No Kill a precedence in our metropolis.

We’re extremely grateful to the co-sponsors for his or her management: Mayor Adler, Leslie Pool, Ann Kitchen, Greg Casar and Vanessa Fuentes. We acknowledge how a lot work has gone into resolving this vital concern and we’re grateful they’ve labored so laborious to make sure it’s positioned on the agenda.

What we want now could be so that you can THANK these co-sponsors and ask your council member to vote sure on agenda merchandise #38 between now and the vote on November 4th.

Thanks for being right here for the animals, all of the animals, and guaranteeing that APA! continues to maintain Austin No Kill.


Dr. Ellen Jefferson

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