Hurricane Harvey Help For Animals! -UPDATE AS OF SATURDAY

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Hurricane Harvey Help
*UPDATE AS OF SATURDAY

Austin Pets Alive! has been helping shelters in the direct line of Hurricane Harvey. They’ve been working with shelters to transport as many pets as possible to APA! and as of Saturday morning, they’ve transported over 230 animals to their shelter. 

For those able to help, please see the below list of items currently needed at APA!.

1. Funding. In order to ensure they can care for animals with medical conditions or injuries, as well as have enough supplies to accommodate a significant influx of pets while they’re already at full capacity, APA is asking for financial support. The cost to just get these animals through the intake process, alone, will cost over $20,000. Many of the shelters they are helping have pregnant, sick and injured animals that Austin Pets Alive! will now be caring for. Some of the shelters are also under-resourced, which means their animals are coming to them without vaccines.

In order to truly care for these animals, and keep current APA! animals safe, they will need to administer mass vaccinations. The care for these animals doesn’t stop once the hurricane is over, they are considering both short and long-term needs and are in dire need of financial support to be able to do this.

PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TO HELP SAVE AS MANY LIVES AS POSSIBLE! HERE!

Many of the shelters they are helping also had pregnant, sick and injured animals that Austin Pets Alive! will now be caring for. Some of the shelters they also under-resourced, which means their animals are coming to APA without vaccines. In order to truly care for these animals, and keep current APA! animals safe, they will need to administer mass vaccinations. The care for these animals doesn’t stop once the hurricane is over, and they are in dire need of financial support to continue to care for their new dogs and cats.

2. Fosters. Thanks to an overwhelming response, APA has changing foster needs!

Dogs:
Homes with no cat/no children/no additional dogs (for current TLAC dogs)
Puppy fosters (they have ~30 puppies who need placement)
Please fill out an Application HERE!

Cats:
Continued general need for adult cats and cats with special needs;
once you’ve filled out an application, please wait for a foster approval e-mail before coming to the shelter! Application HERE!

***For cat fosters, the cat foster team will contact you after you fill out an application; for dogs, come to the shelter! They appreciate your support and please be patient as they work these applications!

Note: APA are currently accepting short-term fosters of a minimum of two weeks and, as always, longer-term fosters.

3. In-Kind Donations. To support the significant intake in new animals, below is our UPDATED list of current needs! Please bring donations to TLAC during shelter hours, if possible.

Cat Litter* – Clumping preferred, but non-clumping is needed as well.
Dog Treats* – Chew Toys/Rawhides, Treat Logs, Peanut Butter and Milk Bones for Kongs for all of our stressed and crated pups!
Paper or Styrafoam Bowls* – For feeding cats.
Canned Wet Food* – Now only needed for cats!
Martingale Collars – Any size
Litter Boxes – 12×10″ or smaller
Cat Beds (No bedding, please!)
Leashes
Large Metal Dog Bowls
Large Trash Bags
Liquid Laundry Soap
Updated Cleaning Supplies List – Bleach, paper towels, general purpose cleaner, latex gloves, dish soap, sponges.
*Most urgent need

Due to Friday’s incredible response, they no longer have the personnel or space capacity to accept the below items. To help APA focus on the animals and areas of greatest need through the weekend, they will not be able to accept additional donations of:

Crates: thanks to all of you, APA officially has all the crates that they need, of all sizes! Due to space concerns, they cannot accept any more at this time.
Clorox Wipes
Dry Pet Food
Canned Wet Food (for dogs)

4. Volunteers. To sign up and register as an APA! volunteer and be on call and ready to help this weekend, pending further information. Please do not come to the shelter without already being a registered volunteer, as they will not be able to accept your help.

5. Adoptions. With nearly every pet rescued from the hurricane in short-term foster, APA will very quickly need to shift their focus to adoptions. If you or someone you know has been looking to add a furry family member, now is the perfect time!

Contact APA!

Phone: 512-961-6519
Fax: 866-760-9101
Please note they we do not have landlines and use Google Voice messaging to answer your calls. For the quickest response — please send an email to one of the email addresses listed below.
If you have questions regarding donation items they are able to accept please visit our Wish List.

Shelter Headquarters:
Town Lake Animal Center
1156 West Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78703
Hours: 11:30am until 7:00pm Daily

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6247
Austin, TX 78762

Tarrytown Cat Adoption Center and Gift Shop:
3108 Windsor Road
Austin, TX 78703
adopt@austinpetsalive.org
Hours: 12:00pm until 7:00pm Daily

Tarrytown Dog Adoption Center, Play Yard and Gift Shop:
3118 Windsor Road
Austin, TX 78703
tarrytown.dog@austinpetsalive.org
Hours: 12:00pm until 7:00pm Daily

General Inquiries

info@austinpetsalive.org

Adoptions:

Pre- and post-adoption questions: adopt@austinpetsalive.org

Foster Care Program

foster@austinpetsalive.org

Donation Direct E-mail:

donate@austinpetsalive.org

Volunteer:

volunteer@austinpetsalive.org

Website:

webmaster@austinpetsalive.org

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