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    Austin Pets Alive!
    Funded from 2017 to 2023


    APA! is a nonprofit animal shelter and foster-based rescue organization pioneering comprehensive, innovative programs designed to save the most at-risk homeless companion animals and educate others to do the same through their national education and outreach division. As a leader in no-kill sheltering in America’s largest no-kill city, APA! helps more than 12,000 dogs and cats annually in central Texas and beyond, giving them a chance at the life they deserve. Since 2008, APA! has taken in more than 110,000 at-risk animals that have benefited from their innovative programs and specialized care.

    Funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization will help Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) provide medical care to senior dogs rescued from shelters lacking the resources to save older pets. All senior dogs at APA! receive routine wellness care, and many also need treatment for illnesses, injuries, and chronic conditions to improve their quality of life and remove potential barriers to adoption. By treating their issues, APA! helps older dogs find loving homes faster—and can then rescue other at-risk seniors like Casper. This 11.5-years-young pup came to APA! with heartworms and in need of some serious TLC after living on the street for quite some time. Thanks to the support of The Grey Muzzle Organization, Casper got the medical treatments he needed for a second chance at happily ever after with his new family.