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

Jan 20, 2022

Hello everybody! And a cheerful new 12 months! I hope this finds you and yours nicely. I wished to succeed in out at present to supply an replace on the place we stand with our plans for APA!’s campuses, land, and services.

As a reminder, your voices have been heard in November as you helped us get the APA! Decision handed with Austin Metropolis Council. In that decision, town council directed us to work with the Metropolis of Austin employees to find out an consumption share quantity primarily based on these animals liable to euthanasia. We proceed these discussions with town and may have an replace to share with you in February.

Whereas we stay hopeful that we are going to lastly attain a brand new settlement with metropolis animal companies and signal a long run lease to maintain a small portion of our operations on our City Lake Animal Middle (TLAC) campus as quickly as doable, we’re excited to be exploring our enlargement whatever the TLAC final result.

The APA! Board of Administrators and another superb volunteers have been using their connections to assist us discover Austin properties to buy and develop our footprint. Proper now there are a few potential properties we’re taking a look at and since the property is, in fact, at a premium in Austin, we’re taking a look at properties with present buildings we might regulate to suit our applications and companies – and likewise properties with principally open land. Based mostly on what we discover and might afford, the APA! management crew is engaged on totally different options with a bunch of architects to puzzle collectively which applications and companies would match the place and the way greatest to maximise every state of affairs of property combos for lifesaving.

What this implies for APA! crew members and supporters is that change – however thrilling change – is on the horizon very quickly. By this time subsequent 12 months, we might doubtlessly have 4 places, together with TLAC and Tarrytown! With this increasing footprint we’re ensuring that every potential place gives a drastic enchancment to what we’ve got now. We all know {that a} shelter must serve the needs it ought to – not mass housing in uncomfortable kennels however getting every animal who wants us most the care, assist and rehabilitation they should get them prepared for a house (whether or not it’s foster or adoptive dwelling) and out of kennel as shortly as doable!

We’ll proceed to maintain you knowledgeable of our property progress and your assist we’ll want throughout this thrilling time. Thanks as at all times for being a part of this superb lifesaving neighborhood for individuals and pets.


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