Austin Pets Alive
Austin Pets Alive! fills critical gaps in Austin's animal live-outcome rate by identifying the key groups of animals that are typically euthanized in a shelter setting and maintaining comprehensive, innovative programs to address the problems these key groups face. Using best practices from around the country, APA! developed programs to care specifically for these groups, thereby reducing their staggering over-representation on euthanasia lists and directly increasing the city's save rate. With a safety net for homeless pets now established and sustainable in Austin, Austin Pets Alive! is now scaling its impact by helping other communities replicate its successes through mentorship and education. This takes place chiefly through the Maddie's® Lifesaving Academy, which brings apprenticeships from across the country to Austin to learn hands-on and through classwork directly from Austin Pets Alive! Leaders how to create a safety net for all shelter pets in their own communities.