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

Oct 25, 2021

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

Simply as you assist us every single day by fostering, adopting, volunteering, and donating to search out houses for animals, we actually want you to behave now so APA! can land safely and proceed our vital work with as few interruptions as potential.

We’ve obtained 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 excellent total because it clearly removes the restriction that will forestall us from saving the lives of these on demise row throughout our state whereas additionally sustaining that Austin’s No Kill standing is at first. As you could recall, that is vital as a result of there are not any different metropolis contracts (that we’re conscious of) that restrict the mission and scope of a nonprofit that gives a definite service to town. It’s additionally vital as a result of our mission is to remove 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 share of animals we’re answerable for pulling from town shelter and clearly signifies these animals needs to be primarily based on these liable to euthanasia. This has at all times 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 town, and every of you, into the long run to make sure there are checks and balances in place to institutionalize dwell outcomes and progress for many years to return. Given the truth that AAC has the nation’s largest animal providers price range per capita, it’s really time to ascertain finest practices and maintain ourselves to the next commonplace; a typical 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 the direction of attaining this objective 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 vital challenge and we’re grateful they’ve labored so arduous to make sure it’s positioned on the agenda.

What we’d like now could be 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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