Austin Pets Alive! | Generally All It Takes is a Bag of Meals to Preserve…

Feb 08, 2023

What can 24 pallets of donated pet meals do? It could actually join a neighborhood, construct a neighborhood, and hold the people in that neighborhood fed and secure.

In 2022, APA! turned a benefiting accomplice of a program created by the Humane Society of america and Chewy that connects Chewy’s warehouse returns to shelter companions in want. This collaboration has helped construct upon our increasing PASS (Optimistic Various to Shelter Give up) program, which has seen excessive progress over the previous couple of years.

A big supply that we welcomed to our essential location will make its method throughout Austin in a number of levels. First, our buddies at Austin Humane Society have collected eight pallets that can assist inventory certainly one of their quarterly meals banks. Subsequent, a number of partnering organizations—a number of rescues, meals pantries, and municipal companions—will come to APA! to load up provides to assist their efforts. And at last, APA! will welcome neighborhood members in must load up provides which will imply the distinction between holding their pet or having to rehome.

When a neighborhood member is going through onerous occasions, they might discover themselves having to make the onerous and heartbreaking resolution to discover a new house for his or her beloved pet. The final three years have been an eye-opener for therefore many, and for APA!, we noticed the hole our neighborhood, and communities past Austin, have in offering assist for a household that features pets. Our PASS program, which had been quietly working within the background for years, shifted to a program that we acknowledged wanted quick progress and that we wanted to carry to the foreground of operations—so we may assist folks and pets in our neighborhood, and hold households collectively.

In 2022, this “little program that might” raised over $44,000 for neighborhood members who wanted medical assist or pet deposit assist so as to hold their pet, distributed over $300,000 value of provides and meals to varied shelters and rescue companions, fulfilled 400+ particular person pet pantry orders which served over 1500 pet relations and, when rehoming a pet was the best choice for all events, intaked a bit over 1000 pets, usually, instantly into foster properties.

We’re honored to be a central hub accomplice for the HSUS and Chewy donation program as a approach to proceed to assist our neighborhood members once they want a serving to hand.

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