Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Get Involved with AustinPetsAlive!

For those of you who haven't heard, AustinPetsAlive! is saving the lives of animals each day!  If you are looking for a place to donate your time, talents, money or home, APA! wants to hear from you.  APA! has many ways to contribute, and I encourage you to visit the APA! website to see what activities best suit your abilities.  A few of the opportunities are highlighted below.

Perhaps the greatest need right now is for fosters for the dogs that APA! pulls from shelters or takes in from its P.A.S.S. program.  (Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender helps to find pets new, loving responsible homes).  There are many dogs that need temporary homes while waiting to find their forever homes.  If you can provide a temporary home, even if only for a few days, you should consider volunteering as a foster for APA! 
Who wouldn't want to offer me a home?? 

Off-Site Adoptions
As you may have read in other posts on this blog, APA! is currently sponsoring off-site adoptions in an effort to place sweet and deserving dogs in forever homes.  And APA! can really use the help
at these events, keeping dogs cool, walking the dogs, keeping the area neat and tidy, and answering questions about APA!   I have participated in a few of these off-site events on South Congress and they are lots of fun!

A couple of satisfied customers!

Donations and Supplies
Of course, monetary donations are always appreciated and needed.  It takes money to keep these furry friends cool, fed and watered.  That said, supplies are also welcome.  Check out APA!'s wish list online for a sampling of the types of supplies needed to keep things running, but here are just a few:
** transport vehicles 
** office supplies 
** food, toys, dishes, rawhides, beds
** exercise pens, leashes, collars

I enjoy coolin' my heels on hot off-site days!

I hope everyone will consider giving in any way they can to APA! as it strives to make Austin a no-kill City by providing dogs with loving, permanent homes.