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Austin Pets Alive! | Shelter Assist: How Austin Pets Alive! Helps…

Jul 02, 2021

Annually, we save 1000’s of lives of pets proper right here in Austin and Travis County, and within the counties instantly surrounding Austin. We additionally present help, training, and animal transport steering to shelters throughout Texas and past. Our final aim is to concentrate on animals who, with out APA’s assist, would die or face being killed in a shelter. For that reason, we ask shelters we help to do the whole lot they will to maintain as many pets as attainable of their properties and communities, so as to cut back shelter consumption. We additionally ask that they be taught and comply with American Pets Alive! finest practices, so as to save as many lives as they will and to function many pets as attainable inside their very own cities and cities.

Consultations: Our American Pets Alive! instructors are confirmed professionals, with a decade or extra of expertise within the animal welfare area. We provide consultative help for shelters, so as to make suggestions to streamline operations, enhance lifesaving, forestall pointless pet intakes, and maintain all shelter pets wholesome. If our workforce does assist your group transport pets OR if we ‘pull’ animals from you into our group, we ask that you simply obtain and implement suggestions from our AmPA! workforce so you possibly can obtain long run options to the foundation causes of the challenges in your group.

Transport: In case your shelter faces continual overcrowding and you’re severely restricted on assets to avoid wasting them, our workforce can help you to find viable transport options. Transport shouldn’t be a ‘magic’ answer to difficulties confronted by underfunded, high-volume shelters, however it may be tremendously useful for some organizations. Right here is an instance of how El Paso Animal Companies is using transport to forestall overcrowding. Attain out when you’ve got a query about how we may also help you create a transport relationship with a receiving shelter, get related to present transport options, or ask anything about transport.

Transfers to Austin Pets Alive!: In some circumstances, we could possibly take animals into our group, with most pets arriving in Austin and heading instantly to loving foster properties. We primarily concentrate on animals who wouldn’t have every other viable choices, together with pets with contagious sicknesses, injured and sick animals, pets with particular wants, and in some circumstances, pets who’re in any other case wholesome however face imminent euthanasia for any purpose. These areas are very restricted, and the necessity at all times exceeds our capability to assist. When you need assistance, or are a corporation that desires to contribute to our efforts, contact us.

What we ask our associate organizations: Due to the generosity of Maddie’s Fund Household Basis, in addition to the tireless help from our Austin group, we’re in a position to provide help and steering freed from cost. Our workforce is made up of just some of us and we’re aiming to assist organizations all around the nation, so we ask our companions to be a part of the answer. If we help your group in any method, we ask you to decide to the next:

  1. Observe suggestions (to the easiest of your capability) of our AmPA! instructors. They assist tons of of shelters yearly they usually know their stuff!
  2. Grow to be a Human Animal Assist Companies associate shelter. HASS is a collaborative of greater than 500 organizations and 1,000 animal welfare professionals working collectively to unravel at present’s hardest animal welfare challenges.
  3. Implement emergency house protocols and AmPA!’s different confirmed protocols.
  4. All ranges of the group work alongside our workforce to assist remedy the foundation causes of your challenges so sooner or later, we are able to concentrate on different shelters in disaster.

What AmPA!-supported shelters should say:

“AmPA! brings hope. Animal Welfare is a really emotional and lonely existence. Even with us all being in the identical area of labor, AmPA! provides validation and hope to our on a regular basis lives on the shelter and on the streets.”

“Our reside outcomes have modified drastically! Earlier than AmPA! coaching our native shelter was as 33% reside launch, since June 2019 it has been at 90+%!”

“The perfect a part of AmPA! visits is how impressed our employees is after they depart. We’re a rural small non-profit so having the ability to see the massive image has been recreation altering for our workforce.”

“I respect that you simply present one on one conversations to assist with particular questions and issues in OUR shelter. It is higher than doing analysis as a result of a reside particular person is listening to your points and giving concepts on what to do subsequent.”

“Our employees LOVES when AmPA! employees go to. All of the AmPA! employees who’ve visited us are members of our inner organizational web page and sometimes take part. Our workforce will get so excited after they go to and everybody learns a lot whereas they’re right here. Most of our employees have had no prior publicity to the nationwide scene so feeling part of a bigger motion has been nice for his or her self-identities and dedication to our group. The presence of AmPA! employees has been invaluable.”

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