Oct 01, 2021

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

Which means now we have seven days to make it clear to town council members that No Kill in Austin is essential and deserves their pressing consideration.

There are various layers to this drawback, however proper now some of the essential issues that you simply, 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 town that is sensible.

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

It’s now not honest to function an overflow accomplice for Austin Animal Heart anymore for 2 most important causes:

First, the rebuildable land leased to APA! by the Metropolis of Austin has been dramatically lowered to only one fourth of what we have been promised within the Lamar Seashore 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. But it surely 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 now we have been for the final 10 years. This implies we cannot construct something new on this property that may even come near matching our present capability. It’s unreasonable to anticipate APA! to offer the identical degree of companies to the Metropolis when the property now we have been given in alternate for these companies has been so considerably lowered.

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

We imagine that APA’s assist of the Metropolis of Austin, in preserving Austin No Kill and driving town to be progressive and sustainable, is definitely worth the land we’re being given. Metropolis Council should resolve in the event that they agree. Please contact your council member’s workplace as we speak with an electronic mail and follow-up name should you agree. It’s so essential that the council workplaces hear your voice earlier than they make the ultimate willpower.




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