Tag Archives: Austin Pets Alive!

Monday, April 20, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

In ‘survival mode,’ Austin Pets Alive! flooded with community support

Visitors to the Austin Pets Alive! website are greeted by a pop-up message that says, “We are in survival mode and need your help.”The message redirects to a donation page called “Save Pets in Sweats,” which encourages community members to…

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

Austin Pets Alive! shutters due to COVID-19, still seeking fosters

Over the weekend, Austin Pets Alive! made the decision to close its lobby and bar its clinic from any public visitation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.While the city-run Austin Animal Center shuttered its doors last week, Austin Pets Alive! remained…

Friday, March 20, 2020 by Nina Hernandez

Updated: Coronavirus shutters Austin Animal Center, but shelter still desperately needs fosters

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect daily life in Travis County with the closure of the Austin Animal Center.AAC announced on its Facebook page Monday that it would close to the public, effective immediately, and not reopen until March 30…

Monday, May 7, 2018 by Jessi Devenyns

YMCA and city working together for more parking at Lamar Beach

In late 2016, a revised version of the Lamar Beach Master Plan made its way through City Council. It was designed to benefit all the associated stakeholders of the parkland, West Austin Youth Association, Austin Pets Alive! and Austin High…

Monday, July 25, 2016 by Cate Malek

Austin’s reputation as an animal haven may be slowing pet rescues

Six years ago, City Council passed a resolution that animal shelters would no longer kill homeless pets for the sake of space or convenience.But now that Austin has a solid reputation as a no-kill city, Animal Services officials are worried…

Friday, March 13, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Animal Advisory Commission wary of animal legislation

Members of Austin’s Animal Advisory Commission requested more time Wednesday night to consider whether to recommend a bill some say would threaten city shelters’ “no-kill” status.The committee considered two bills filed by state representatives concerning veterinarian practice in city shelters,…

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by Michael Kanin

Council split on new deal for Austin Pets Alive!

City Council members Tuesday continued to debate a potential extension of a contract for Austin Pets Alive! to operate a facility at the Town Lake Animal Shelter. The extension would also include additional leeway for the organization to make needed…

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Town Lake Animal Center in disrepair, ‘not sound’

Town Lake Animal Center continues to operate in disrepair, and a recent state inspection has the Animal Services Department and Austin Pets Alive! scrambling for temporary fixes.Susan Monger, DVM, conducted the inspection this year. That inspection found that the shelter…

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