WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, June 16, 2020 — American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, today announced that Austin Pets Alive! received a grant from American Humane’s Feed the Hungry fund. Located in Austin, Texas, Austin Pets Alive! pioneers innovative lifesaving programs designed to save the animals most at risk of euthanasia.
“We are so grateful to American Humane for awarding Austin Pets Alive! with the Feed the Hungry grant to help us rescue and find loving homes for Texas shelter pets at risk of euthanasia in the COVID-19 crisis,” said Becky Abbott, Grant Writer for Austin Pets Alive! “Many of the pets coming into our care need medical treatment, and this grant will support our clinic in providing dogs and cats with wellness and emergency care. It will help us care for neonates, seniors, cats with ringworm, dogs with heartworms, critically sick and injured homeless pets – the animals that need us most. Thank you American Humane for supporting Austin Pets Alive!”
Austin Pets Alive! began when vulnerable, homeless pets truly needed it the most. Austin previously had a kill-rate of 87 percent, and today, Austin Pets Alive! has a save-rate of 97 percent. By creating first-of-its-kind programs, Austin Pets Alive! saves lives that otherwise would be lost. Since 2008, the shelter has saved 80,000 lives and in 2019 alone, facilitated 9,456 adoptions. Austin Pets Alive! was selected as a recipient of the grant for its proven ability to protect animals, even in today’s difficult times.
To help shelters continue to save lives during this unprecedented crisis, consider donating today. Learn more at www.americanhumane.org/feedthehungry.
About American Humane
American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization. Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare, and well-being of animals, and our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and people. For more information or to support our work, please visit www.americanhumane.org