Austin Pets Alive is Helping


We heard yesterday that shelter animals may be being killed in the shelters along the path of Hurricane Harvey.  Please read this from a FB colleague who says there ARE people working to help these animals. We never post back to back within hours but I know buddy Marv will understand our urgent need to let everyone know Austin Pets Alive are helping. 

NOTE We are canvassing for responses for a fundraising auction to start within a few days. The go ahead depends on the response we get from friends and FB buddies. Let us know if you would be interested either donating an item or helping spread the social media word.


“Austin Pets Alive needs two things NOW: litter, and fosters. We are pulling animals from shelters which are in the path of the storm. We are sending our animals to foster and backfilling those cages and kennels with animals that will otherwise be euthanized at south Texas shelters (to avoid them simply drowning ? ). To make matters worse, our regular litter shipment is delayed reaching us by 3 weeks at this point.

Litter and Cat Fosters and Dog Fosters Needed Now

  • How can you help? First, if you’re in Austin, buy and drop off litter at our Town Lake shelter on Cesar Chavez.
  • We need both clumping and non-clumping, as well as 12×10″ litter boxes to fit in crates/kennels. It can be taken straight to Building A/Davenport where it’ll be used.
  • Second, go to and fill out a foster application.


Help by donating cash or kind items (locally) They can save hundreds of lives if we all help! In Kind List is below…..

Austin Pets Alive is Helping

Austin Pets Alive is Helping. THEY NEED>>>>> In Kind Donations

  • Large Wire Crates* – Our lifesaving will be extremely limited without these. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept borrowed crates or plastic ones, as we don’t currently have the capacity to manage.
  • Cat Litter* – Clumping preferred, but non-clumping is needed as well.
  • Canned Wet Food (Dog + Cat)*
  • Litter Boxes – 12×10? or smaller
  • Dog Treats – Chew Toys/Rawhides, Treat Logs, Peanut Butter and Milk Bones for Kongs
  • Cat Beds (No bedding, please!)
  • Large Metal Dog Bowls
  • Large Trash Bags
  • Cleaning Supplies – Bleach, paper towels, general purpose cleaner, latex gloves, and Clorox wipes.
Load More In Cat SOS and Health


  1. American Pets Alive

    October 21, 2017 at 7:53 am

    I’m with the American Pets Alive! conference, a conference designed by Austin Pets Alive! to share the programs, practices and policies that brought Austin to No Kill status. Without the strategies and programs developed over time through trial and error, we wouldn’t have been able to assist other communities. Our goal is to teach others how to build their own No Kill communities. To learn more, go to


  2. MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko/

    August 30, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    I do so hope many animals in shelters and the pets of those stranded can be helped and saved.


  3. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    August 30, 2017 at 10:16 am

    I will share for sure. Doing so right now on FB and TWitter


  4. Brian Frum

    August 27, 2017 at 10:53 am

    It’s so darn scary for so many down in Texas.


  5. The Swiss Cats

    August 27, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Shared ! Purrs


  6. Erin the Cat, Princess

    August 26, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Shared on FB & Twitter for you and those in need in Texas….


  7. Summer

    August 26, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Shared on Twitter!


  8. Pam Greer

    August 26, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Oh my goodness, I didn’t even think of the poor animals in the shelters!


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