Our story hasn't necessarily been for the faint of heart. Austin Pets Alive! began when vulnerable, homeless pets truly needed us the most. When we were first imagined, Austin had a kill-rate of 87% - today, we have a save-rate of 97%. Through hardships, we have found inspiration; and through this inspiration, we have saved lives. Learn more about our journey to becoming - and maintaining our status as - the largest No Kill city in the country below.
What We Do
APA! operates a local rescue and adoption shelter in Austin, which pulls in at-risk animals from Austin's city shelters as well as animals from across Texas and the U.S., and specialized in medical and behavioral programs that offer lifesaving to animals not traditionally saved in shelters across the country. APA! is also a national thought leader in animal welfare, and currently is the backbone organization for the national, collaborative Human Animal Support Services project, which works to revolutionize animal welfare by merging it with human welfare. Data and research are key elements in both its local and national operations.