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Austin Pets Alive! | Letter from Dr. Jefferson: Properties Replace

Mar 18, 2022

I am excited to let you already know that on February 17, 2022, Austin Metropolis Council authorized a one-year extension on our City Lake Animal Middle (TLAC) license settlement in order that we will proceed to barter the a lot longer-term license of 75 years. Chances are you’ll recall that we did not desire a lengthy extension at first, however we now have a extra equitable settlement in place which permits us to serve our mission and the Metropolis of Austin on the identical time whereas we go into one other yr of negotiation.

We’re more than happy with this settlement, because it has unrestricted our work for the subsequent 12 months. This implies we will assist any animal in want and intervene in euthanasia lists, whereas additionally committing to our continued partnership with Austin Animal Middle and to all of the canine and cats in Austin that want our specialised assist. We imagine this extension will give us sufficient time to barter the phrases of the public-private partnership between APA! and the Metropolis of Austin in order that it’s robust and profitable, lengthy into the longer term.

Whereas persevering with to barter with the town the phrases of the 75-year settlement to construct and function at our TLAC campus, we could have time to search out the fitting areas to deal with our pets throughout the eventual demolition and rebuild of the TLAC amenities in addition to to maneuver the a part of our operations that may want extra space than the longer term restricted TLAC website can present. The APA! Board of Administrators has been persevering with to work arduous utilizing their connections to steer the seek for potential properties to assist our deliberate enlargement all through Austin.

As a part of this property search, we’re transferring forward on finding land of our personal to deal with a rehabilitation middle for canine who’ve skilled trauma and supply sanctuary for canine and cats. This land may also act as a transport hub for animals who’re in imminent hazard of dying in shelters throughout Texas in order that we will join these cats and canine with organizations in different states who haven’t got sufficient adoptable pets in shelters to fill the loving, adoptive houses which are out there within the northern area of the nation.

Understanding that a lot of what we do will not match on the future TLAC website, we’re additionally persevering with our seek for extra amenities in Central Austin for adoptions, clinic, and remedy wards comparable to parvo and ringworm, in addition to exploring properties that might be appropriate for foster and clinic providers and would make fostering extra accessible to all of Austin. Although these centrally-located actual property choices are few and much between, we’re decided to search out the fitting match for our wants.

We are going to proceed to replace you on our progress towards these thrilling prospects, and allow you to know how one can assist be part of us as we work to construct a good brighter future for pets and folks. Thanks a lot for caring about APA! and being such an necessary a part of this lifesaving journey.

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