Austin Pets Alive! | Letter from Dr. Jefferson: Properties Replace


Jan 20, 2022

Hello everybody! And a contented new yr! I hope this finds you and yours nicely. I needed to achieve out immediately to supply an replace on the place we stand with our plans for APA!’s campuses, land, and amenities.

As a reminder, your voices had been heard in November as you helped us get the APA! Decision handed with Austin Metropolis Council. In that decision, the town council directed us to work with the Metropolis of Austin workers to find out an consumption share quantity based mostly on these animals liable to euthanasia. We proceed these discussions with the town and can have an replace to share with you in February.

Whereas we stay hopeful that we are going to lastly attain a brand new settlement with metropolis animal providers and signal a long run lease to maintain a small portion of our operations on our City Lake Animal Middle (TLAC) campus as quickly as potential, we’re excited to be exploring our growth whatever the TLAC final result.

The APA! Board of Administrators and another superb volunteers have been using their connections to assist us discover Austin properties to buy and increase our footprint. Proper now there are a few potential properties we’re and since the property is, after all, at a premium in Austin, we’re properties with present buildings we might regulate to suit our packages and providers – and in addition properties with largely open land. Based mostly on what we discover and may afford, the APA! management crew is engaged on totally different options with a bunch of architects to puzzle collectively which packages and providers would match the place and the way greatest to maximise every state of affairs of property combos for lifesaving.

What this implies for APA! crew members and supporters is that change – however thrilling change – is on the horizon very quickly. By this time subsequent yr, we might probably have 4 areas, together with TLAC and Tarrytown! With this increasing footprint we’re ensuring that every potential place offers a drastic enchancment to what now we have now. We all know {that a} shelter must serve the needs it ought to – not mass housing in uncomfortable kennels however getting every animal who wants us most the care, help and rehabilitation they should get them prepared for a house (whether or not or not it’s foster or adoptive dwelling) and out of kennel as shortly as potential!

We are going to proceed to maintain you knowledgeable of our property progress and your help we’ll want throughout this thrilling time. Thanks as all the time for being a part of this superb lifesaving group for individuals and pets.




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