Photo courtesy of Austin Pets Alive!
Austin Pets Alive!

Austin Pets Alive! (APA) leads the charge in rescuing more than 30,000 pets from euthanasia and finding them forever homes. APA has created programs like The PASS Program (Positive Alternative to Shelter Surrender), which provides assistance to pet owners who may be unable to house their pets, significantly reducing the number of animals that enter the shelter system. Through developing innovative programs for at-risk animals, APA has helped Austin become, and maintain its status, as the largest no-kill city in the country.

Volunteers are critical to the success of APA! by helping support programs and allowing the group to operate on a shoestring budget. Volunteer opportunities are constantly changing as APA! grows and develops new programs, but currently include shifts at APA's thrift store, working with the dog or cat programs, and working APA! booths at events. To fill out a volunteer application, click here.

Each year, APA! celebrates the anniversary of Austin being a no-kill city by throwing its annual No Kill Anniversary Party. The celebration features live music, drinks, appetizers and, of course, live music. For tickets and more information, click here.

Constant Companion members support Austin’s homeless dogs and cats every month with an automated recurring gift, and receive exclusive access to mixers, tours, special projects, monthly news, and stories from the shelter, plus exclusive talks from expert program leads.

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