We’ve decided to extend our Austin Pets Alive partnership into March with a goal of raising enough money to sponsor one of the pets in need! Current needs can be found here.
About Austin Pets Alive
Austin Pets Alive! (APA) is a non-profit based in Austin, TX. Their mission is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.
When Austin Pets Alive! started rescuing animals in 2008, Austin was somewhat rich in resources that prevented births. For almost ten years, more and more resources were put into spay and neuter programs, but the live outcome rate at our city shelter was stuck around 50%. Of course, the population of Austin was quickly growing, so it’s likely that the spay and neuter resources were helping our live outcome rate from getting worse.
While several resources were going into prevention and reducing intake, there was no effort to increase live outcomes from the shelter. APA saw that gap and created programs to save the key demographics of pets that hadn’t been making it out of our municipal shelter alive. These key groups of animals included puppies with parvovirus, unweaned kittens, cats with ringworm, dogs and cats in need of additional behavioral support and/or additional medical attention.
By developing comprehensive, innovative programs that targeted these key groups of animals and pulling directly from euthanasia lists, Austin Pets Alive! has saved more than 40,000 dogs and cats since 2008.
Content found on Austinpetsalive.org. Please visit their site for more information.
R+R is so excited to be able to donate 10% of all of our sales in the month of March to Austin Pets Alive! We (and our makers!) believe in their cause are thrilled to be able to contribute.
To see our past charity partners, click here.