Could 09, 2022
Paddle for Puppies is again on Could fifteenth and higher than ever! Paddle for Puppies, an annual occasion introduced by Austin Subaru, supplies unbelievable help for our Parvo Pet ICU Program at Austin Pets Alive!.
Our Parvo Pet ICU cares for puppies that contract canine parvovirus, a extremely contagious and life-threatening virus that will increase their threat for euthanasia in sure shelters. In 2021 alone, a record-breaking 963 lives had been saved from the Parvo Pet ICU. That’s 400 extra puppies than we saved in 2020 – this program is increasing by the minute!
One of many puppies saved thus far in 2022 was named Rover. Rover is a really particular pet. Aside from being a parvo survivor and having valuable droopy ears that stole everybody’s hearts, Rover was the 100,000th life saved at APA!.
Evidently, Rover’s adoption was fast. He actually did steal everybody’s hearts, together with Timothy and Katherine Shook’s. The Shooks had been Rover’s excellent match for a few causes. First, they’re nice pet mother and father. Second, Timothy simply so occurs to be APA!’s primary level of contact with Austin Subaru who places on Paddle for Puppies. They’re one of many largest supporters of the exact same program that saved Rover’s life.
In the present day, months later, Rover Shook is blissful at residence and, from what we hear, has been a fantastic addition to their household. Simply check out a few of what they needed to say:
What’s your favourite high quality about Rover?
“Our favourite high quality of Rover’s is his playfulness; he loves chewing on fingers, blankets, pillows – something he can get his tooth on. He chases us as we stroll and bites at our footwear, and he has loved a number of video games of ‘Assault the Swiffer.’”
How does it really feel understanding you had a component in saving Rover’s life?
“Having a pet whose life would’ve been lower brief with out the APA! parvo facility retains us very grounded. We’re so grateful that Rover was in a position to obtain therapy, and we had been in a position to assist help the parvo ICU and the workers that hold the unit operating.”
What would you like folks to learn about APA!?
“We’d love for folks to know that APA! has saved over 100,000 lives and is engaged on a nationwide initiative to extend the variety of lives they’re in a position to save.
Thanks Austin Subaru, for supporting our Parvo Pet ICU that helps save pets like Rover. Thanks Shook household, for giving Rover a house. Thanks to our APA! neighborhood for your entire help that helps make tales like Rover’s doable. And lastly, thanks Rover for being so darn cute, and for being the face of this yr’s Paddle for Puppies!
This yr’s Paddle for Puppies is happening on Could 15 from 6:45-10:00 AM on the Rowing Dock. We hope to see you there! You will additionally obtain a particular t-shirt that includes Rover whenever you join. Register at present to paddle and save a pet’s life: https://www.paddleforpuppies.com/