Apr 06, 2021
AUSTIN, TX — Austin FC as we speak introduced an revolutionary group partnership with Austin Pets Alive! to showcase eligible canines as honorary Austin FC mascots at Q2 Stadium in an effort to boost the profile of canine adoption all through the area.
The primary-of-its-kind honorary mascot partnership will see APA! canines out there for adoption featured as Austin FC honorary mascots at every Austin FC common season house match all through the 2021 season. Aligned with Austin’s standing because the nation’s largest “no-kill” metropolis, Austin FC and Austin Pets Alive! will promote APA!’s rescue, adoption, foster, and volunteerism efforts by this distinctive group platform.
In assist of discovering loving houses for adoptable pets out there by APA!, Austin FC will present further publicity for the featured pets by social media outreach and in-venue activations throughout every match at Q2 Stadium, together with the participation of a canine inside the pre-match activations that happens shortly earlier than kickoff of every match.
“Austin FC’s partnership with APA! is exclusive in sports activities but extremely genuine in Austin,” mentioned Austin FC President, Andy Loughnane. “By that includes APA! canines as honorary mascots at Austin FC house matches, our Membership and supporters may also help at-risk canines in Austin by introducing them to our dog-loving group.”
“APA! has been lucky sufficient to be part of the Austin group for somewhat over a decade now,” mentioned Dr. Ellen Jefferson, APA!’s President and CEO. “We have grown with this group and are excited to sit down subsequent to Austin FC and be part of this new growth in such a novel approach! It is a actually enjoyable journey to be on!”
“Austin Pets Alive! is past honored to affix the Austin FC crew in such a particular approach. To have the ability to spotlight the wonderful canines in our care, these which can be most in danger for euthanasia, to this viewers is de facto fairly a dream. It’s our hope to attach with the crew and its followers on a deep degree and we stay up for cheering for Austin’s crew” mentioned Katera Berent, APA!’s PR and Occasions Supervisor
Alongside town’s different shelter programs, APA! helps Austin’s place as a mannequin metropolis for the “No-Kill” motion throughout the nation and internationally. Giving over 90,000 animals a second likelihood at life during the last decade, APA! believes that each shelter animal in Central Texas and past deserves an opportunity at life. This partnership supplies one other avenue for APA! to create consciousness across the shelter animals out there for adoption.