Oct 01, 2021

There are solely seven days till the ultimate October Metropolis Council assembly agenda have to be posted.

Meaning we’ve seven days to make it clear to the town council members that No Kill in Austin is vital and deserves their pressing consideration.

There are various layers to this drawback, however proper now some of the vital issues that you just, as a supporter of the animals who want us to save lots of their lives, can know is that we merely want a relationship with the town that is sensible.

APA! has stored Austin No Kill by taking animals off the town’s kill checklist each single day for 10 years now. We’ll proceed to do this. We won’t conform to proceed serving as Austin Animal Middle’s overflow associate. It doesn’t make sense to our mission as a nonprofit group or the pets that by no means get an opportunity to depart a shelter alive.

It’s now not honest to function an overflow associate for Austin Animal Middle anymore for 2 foremost causes:

First, the rebuildable land leased to APA! by the Metropolis of Austin has been dramatically diminished to only one fourth of what we have been promised within the Lamar Seaside Grasp Plan. This isn’t mirrored anyplace within the negotiations with metropolis employees or in our precise license settlement. It’s as if it doesn’t matter. Nevertheless it does matter to us as a result of, as soon as we signal an settlement, we can’t use the property sooner or later the way in which we’ve been for the final 10 years. This implies we can’t construct something new on this property that may even come near matching our present capability. It’s unreasonable to anticipate APA! to supply the identical stage of companies to the Metropolis when the property we’ve been given in trade for these companies has been so considerably diminished.

Second, the Metropolis of Austin Animal Middle has acquired over $10,000,000 extra {dollars} per yr than they’d when Austin first turned a No Kill metropolis. Our mission is to get rid of the killing of pets in shelters and so long as an animal is in danger in Austin, we’ll put it aside. It isn’t cheap to ALSO ask APA! to supply free companies to Austin Animal Middle that they’ve been funded to supply to Austin individuals and animals.

We consider that APA’s assist of the Metropolis of Austin, in holding Austin No Kill and driving the town to be progressive and sustainable, is definitely worth the land we’re being given. Metropolis Council should determine in the event that they agree. Please contact your council member’s workplace right now with an e-mail and follow-up name should you agree. It’s so vital that the council places of work hear your voice earlier than they make the ultimate dedication.




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