Austin Pets Alive! | It’s a Date to Help Merchandise 38


Oct 25, 2021

Thanks for sticking with us as we navigate our manner by this journey in direction of APA!’s eternally house.

Simply as you assist us on daily basis by fostering, adopting, volunteering, and donating to seek out properties for animals, we actually want you to behave now so APA! can land safely and proceed our necessary work with as few interruptions as attainable.

Now we have acquired phrase that our merchandise DID make it on the agenda for the November 4th metropolis council assembly and we’re formally merchandise #38. The decision is superb general because it clearly removes the restriction that will forestall us from saving the lives of these on dying row throughout our state whereas additionally sustaining that Austin’s No Kill standing is firstly. As you could recall, that is necessary as a result of there aren’t any different metropolis contracts (that we’re conscious of) that restrict the mission and scope of a nonprofit that gives a definite service to the town. It’s additionally necessary as a result of our mission is to eradicate the killing of shelter animals and we are able to’t do this if our work is artificially restricted.

We’re grateful the decision additionally directs employees to barter with APA! relating to the proportion of animals we’re answerable for pulling from the town shelter and clearly signifies these animals needs to be primarily based on these liable to euthanasia. This has all the time been the intent of our partnership with the Metropolis and we’re keen to make sure our contract displays that.

We’re dedicated to working with the town, and every of you, into the long run to make sure there are checks and balances in place to institutionalize reside outcomes and progress for many years to return. Given the truth that AAC has the nation’s largest animal providers funds per capita, it’s really time to determine finest practices and maintain ourselves to the next customary; a normal anticipated by our tax-payers. We all know {that a} honest and equitable settlement between APA and the Metropolis of Austin is step one in direction of reaching this purpose and making No Kill a precedence in our metropolis.

We’re extremely grateful to the co-sponsors for his or her management: Mayor Adler, Leslie Pool, Ann Kitchen, Greg Casar and Vanessa Fuentes. We acknowledge how a lot work has gone into resolving this necessary problem and we’re grateful they’ve labored so onerous to make sure it’s positioned on the agenda.

What we want now’s so that you can THANK these co-sponsors and ask your council member to vote sure on agenda merchandise #38 between now and the vote on November 4th.

Thanks for being right here for the animals, all of the animals, and guaranteeing that APA! continues to maintain Austin No Kill.


Dr. Ellen Jefferson


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