Recently, the Bastrop County wildfires were an expected and horrific blight on the lives of thousands of Texans. These devastating fires have destroyed hundreds of homes, and forced thousands of people and animals to flee.
If you haven’t already, please consider donating to Austin Pets Alive!’s tireless rescue efforts for the Bastrop fire disaster. Austin Pets Alive! and other organizations have been doing outstanding work – reuniting pets with their owners, finding families for homeless pets, rescuing trapped animals, feeding and caring for displaced pets, and so much more. You can stay abreast of Austin Pets Alive!’s efforts through their Facebook page.
Here’s a link to a fund which goes directly to Austin Pets Alive! Thank you for your generous support.
Austin Pets Alive! is a shining example of the possibilities that emerge when a community of animal lovers come together. Thanks in large part to their efforts, Austin, Texas, has maintained a 90%+ save rate for six months thus far. An incredible accomplishment!
Given their success, the organization has apparently received requests for help from animal advocates across the country looking to duplicate their methods. In answer to these requests, they have created American Pets Alive!, a new, national group designed to help spread the grassroots No Kill movement far and wide.
The first order of business by American Pets Alive! is an upcoming No Kill worskshop in Austin, Texas, this September.
According to their blog post about the event: “On September 26th-27th, we are hosting a No Kill Workshop in Austin to teach other communities about our programs that have enabled us to save 10,000 dogs and cats in the last 3 years who would have been killed within hours if we hadn’t rescued them. We’ll also have speakers talk about topics like political advocacy and how to save animals from within your city shelter, instead of starting your own rescue program.”
This can’t-miss workshop is sure to sell out fast! You can get your tickets here.
You can also follow American Pets Alive! on Facebook to keep abreast of all their new endeavors.