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The mission of Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.

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IRS EIN: 74-2893360
Phone Number: 512-961-6519
Address: 1156 West Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78703
Last year, Austin Pets Alive! saved its 50,000th life-and aided in the rescue of over 5,000 animals from the wake of Hurricane Harvey!

Now, as we look ahead in 2018 and beyond, we will continue saving the most vulnerable pets in Central Texas, both through our innovative lifesaving programs and by actively helping communities across the nation become No Kill.

This year, APA! will host over 500 apprentices and students through the Maddie's Lifesaving Academy, where attendees will receive hands-on training from Austin Pets Alive! leaders and learn how to bring our lifesaving programs back to their own communities. In addition to continuing the No Kill mission in Austin, we'll still help pets from Houston and Texas coastal areas as they work to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

Austin Pets Alive! and Austin, as a whole, have become the model for No Kill across the country and internationally. But we couldn't save the lives that we do without the support of people like you!

Because of you, over 50,000 pets have been saved and given a legitimate chance at finding their forever families. Help us save #50KMore.

Impact Statement

Since 2008, Austin Pets Alive! has saved more than 50,000 cats and dogs from euthanasia, most of whom now live in the comfort of their forever homes. In 2017 alone, we helped save more than 10,000 animals! Our close partnership with Austin Animal Center has allowed Austin to remain the largest No Kill City in the country for the last seven years, and helped provide hands-on learning opportunities to hundreds of animal welfare workers from around the country-all while saving thousands of lives each year!

Austin Pets Alive! is an indispensable component of keeping Austin No Kill. our support is more meaningful than we can express, as it's truly what makes lifesaving at this scale possible!

Needs Statement

Austin Pets Alive! saves the lives of animals who don't stand a chance in traditional shelters, meaning the animals we rescue tend to have health issues or behavioral needs requiring more care and resources than other shelters have the opportunity to provide-and your donations are what make saving these lives possible!

Austin Pets Alive! is only able to exist because of the support of our community, and we need your help to be able to save #50KMore.

$10 - Buys microchips for a couple of dogs or cats, enrichment activities like Kongs and peanut butter, dog treats
$25 - Buys one week of milk for a litter of kittens
$50 - Vaccinates a litter of puppies
$100 - Provides basic medical care (standard vaccinations, spay/neuter), behavior assessments and everything necessary to take a dog or cat in APA!'s care
$500 - Provides basic medical care for a litter of puppies or kittens
"Great group that is keeping Austin a No Kill city with their hard working volunteers and programs. We currently foster cats through them and they have been very helpful with everything when fostering. It's not only a great group but also a great community that is in it for the long run in Austin. We had previously adopted a wonderful cat through them and we can't recommend them enough!" Sarah M., 2017

"These guys are phenomenal! Especially all the work they have done to rescue/spay/neuter animals from Harvey! The staff at the cat shelter (where I visited twice) do their best to find suitable homes for all their kitties, with special attention to their medical needs, personalities, quirks, and behaviors, (both good and bad). Keep being fabulous!" Cassandra M., 2017

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Matching Funds Description

Double the impact of your donation to Austin Pets Alive! during this year's Amplify Austin campaign. The Riseman Foundation has generously offered to match the first $10,000 in donations made to Austin Pets Alive! on Amplify Austin day. Help us get amplified during Amplify Austin 2017 and double your impact today!
An anonymous funder has offered a $25,000 matching grant to be distributed among all participating animal care and services organizations on Amplify Austin Day. These nonprofit organizations will receive funds on a pro-rata basis. Each nonprofit will receive matching funds based on their total funds raised on Amplify Austin Day.
Volunteers are critical to the success of Austin Pets Alive!, and critical to our mission of keeping Austin the largest No Kill City in the country. To learn more about volunteering with Austin Pets Alive! visit: