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Austin Pets Alive! | Austin, We Want You


Jun 04, 2021

For those who’ve lived in Austin for greater than a 12 months, you is perhaps questioning how we’re doing over right here on the City Lake Animal Heart with all this rain. Traditionally, our little 70 12 months outdated facility floods once we get these loopy Texas torrential downpours. This occurs as a result of the land round our buildings is larger than the kennel buildings which have sunk just a bit each decade into the bottom. Over the previous decade of our inhabiting this facility, we have now flooded many occasions in each minor and main methods. We now have labored arduous to forestall this challenge 12 months after 12 months, and prior to now 12 months we have now made much more enhancements to appropriate the issue. That’s the reason you have not heard from us these previous weeks — our drains are literally working higher than ever! This has solely been potential due to the generosity of donors and the Metropolis of Austin Water and Watershed Safety Departments.

However even with these enhancements, our drains are nonetheless 70 years outdated, and there may be solely a lot they will take.

What is going on proper now with the climate could be very very like what we skilled in 2015 proper earlier than the Memorial Day Flood. It rained for a lot of days straight and the land was fully saturated. By the point the large downpour occurred on Memorial Day, the one factor water might do was journey as runoff. Whereas we have been nowhere close to the toughest hit, our kennels and buildings flooded and we needed to do an emergency evacuation of our pets.

We’re hopeful that the rain predicted over the subsequent week stays gentle, however as a result of it will be silly to wager in opposition to Mom Nature, we’re getting ready for the worst.

Proper now, we’d like your assist to maneuver our canines to fosters and adopters as quick as potential in an effort to lower the variety of kennels getting used. That manner any canines nonetheless left on the shelter will be moved to dry kennels, as some kennels might flood earlier than others.

In case you are excited about fostering a canine and giving them a dry place to remain out of the rain, please electronic mail [email protected] to be linked to the Austin Pets Alive! Canine Foster Staff.

For those who can not foster or undertake a pet in want presently, think about making a donation to assist APA!’s future life saving efforts. You may also unfold the phrase to your networks by sharing this weblog or this Fb submit.


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