Austin Pets Alive! | Along with You, We Transport to Save Lives

Dec 08, 2021

We’ve at all times identified that pets are at larger danger in Texas than in different states.

Because of the local weather inflicting extra breedings and an absence of assets in rural components of the state, shelters are at all times dealing with an inflow of pets that want houses. It wasn’t till a storm rocked everybody’s worlds in Texas that we’d discover a resolution on how one can assist save these deserving lives.

The concept was born out of Winter Storm Uri. Pets wanted to get out of Texas — quick. Their lives had been in danger and the clock was ticking. It was then that APA! – with its nationwide outreach arm American Pets Alive! – set out on a mission to get 1,000 pets out of Texas into heat houses safely, and that we did.

In a matter of simply 4 weeks, we hit our aim with our 1,000th pet being an cute cat named Charlie. Charlie traveled all the best way from Laredo, TX to KC Pet Venture in Kansas. His journey up north was made particular by having a first-class seat in a personal airplane flown by our volunteer pilot buddy, David Nelson. As soon as he landed at KC Pet Venture, it was solely a matter of days till he discovered his endlessly residence. Read how he found his family once he landed in KC.

The success of this mission opened the door for a brand new concept. Why would we cease at simply 1,000 lives once we may proceed to avoid wasting pets from throughout Texas who’re dealing with demise? APA! may act as a pit cease for these pets whereas they await the transportation that may take them to varied states throughout the nation. And so, the APA! Hub Transport Program was born.

Our transport crew connects with shelters in Texas which might be dealing with an absence of assets and house which regularly result in the undesirable determination to euthanize their animals. Now we’re capable of present them with an alternate. Northern shelters usually face the alternative downside. Because of the climate, within the winter months, many shelters have rows and rows of empty kennels with strains of individuals ready to undertake. There’s no purpose animals ought to die within the south when there are folks ready to undertake a shelter pet within the north.

“The APA! Hub Transport Program embodies the true spirit of Austin Pets Alive, via innovation, resourcefulness and the fixed dedication to lifesaving,” says Clare Callison Maddie’s® Nationwide Director of Pet Provide & Demand. “By way of this program, we’re capable of deliver our hard-working Texas shelter companions into the nationwide pipeline of assist. It means a lot that we’re not solely saving the lives of cats and canines in Texas shelters, however we’re serving to to attach adopters to the love of a shelter pet, regardless of the place they stay within the nation!”

All of the faces you see listed here are animals that had been saved due to your assist of our transport applications. Whether or not it was by bus, airplane, prepare, or automobile, these lives discovered their second likelihood in loving houses all throughout the USA. They had been welcomed with open arms as folks lined as much as deliver them residence.

As of yesterday, 2,228 lives have been saved via the Austin Pets Alive! Hub Transport Program and American Pets Alive! transport work. Lives that had been as soon as going to finish earlier than that they had an opportunity to even start now get a recent begin in a brand new state. Along with you, we will be certain that no pet in Texas ever will get left behind. Rush a donation now to ensure pets like these pups get the chance to be rescued from euthanasia at rural, overcrowded shelters and adopted in homes. Your present shall be DOUBLED till December 31, due to a beneficiant $100K matching present, so don’t wait to become a lifesaver today!

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