An urgent request came in from Devine, TX. The heat was going to be turned off at the shelter and they needed to get their dogs out, fast. The temperatures were going to be below freezing and there was no end to the power outage insight.
Luckily, after a few nights at a boarding facility, Corn Dog and Hot Dog made their way to our doors and shortly left with their foster families. Thanks to your help, these lives were saved.
Our teams have been working around the clock figuring out ways to get these pets to Austin. We shared the Chicago transport with you earlier today and we have many more happening in the coming week which will result in getting hundreds of pets to safety.
Coordinating transports is not easy, it takes a ton of logistics and money to pull it off. We're dedicated to doing whatever it takes to save as many animals as possible in areas hit hard by the winter storm, but we can't do it without your support.

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21 Feb
Meet Rex. 😀

He was at a shelter in Tyler, Texas that didn't have a plan to keep their pets safe through the winter storm, so they were intending on euthanizing them before they froze to death or went any longer without water.
APA! saved him and over 30 others just like him by coordinating a lifesaving rescue transport up to our friends at @WrightWayRescue in the Chicago area.
He wasn't so sure about getting out of the van after that 14 hour drive, but these amazing people were patient and helped him get ready to hop into more snow.
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21 Feb
14+ hours on the road from Dallas to Chicago, we coordinated a massive transport rescue getting more than 30 pets out of harm's way from Winter Storm Uri with help from @MerrickPetCare.
Our friends at @WrightWayRescue received these pets yesterday afternoon and have already been able to place almost every cat and dog into foster homes in the Chicago area.
So many lives saved!
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20 Feb
Over the past decade, we have served as a lifeline to pets in crisis, saving the lives of thousands of animals during hurricanes, floods, fires, and other weather-related events. This week, as Texans and pets tried to survive without power and water, we went even bigger:
🐾 Before the first storm hit, we collected resources to distribute to everyone who reached out to us for help.
🐾 We delivered food and blankets to people and pets experiencing homelessness in Austin.
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20 Feb
Here are some updates from our shelter this morning:
Plumbing repairs are happening right now and water and electricity has been restored to our shelter.
Our laundry facilities are back as well which is a huge relief.
Our clinic and thrift stores are reopening today. huge pile of dirty laundryoutside of animal shelter w...brown dog sitting near fenc...
We are continuing to provide items for people and pets in need and if you want to help or need help please email or visit our APA! Cold @ Emergency Response page:…
APA! is serving as the state-wide winter storm headquarters, bringing animals in from where there is no heat or power. We’re helping organizations get animals to safety through transfer to Austin as well as transport out of the area. Image
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19 Feb
Happy Friday! We are currently asking for the following items and services. If you can help, please email or come to our Town Lake shelter (1156 W Cesar Chavez) if it is safe for you to do so. Supplies should be left in front of the Building B gate. Image
Water for people & animals (if tap water, must be boiled first)
Diesel fuel to be brought to our Town Lake shelter for the dog kennels generator
Clumping cat litter brought to our Town Lake shelter
Dog food for community members - please post if you have some in Facebook group…
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16 Feb
We are continuing our emergency response plan we enacted on Thursday — making our shelter as warm as possible via generators, decreasing the numbers of animals onsite, & triaging urgent situations in our community as well as shelters across Texas.
Since 1:30- a.m. yesterday morning, we have been without power at our Town Lake shelter, and we are unsure when it will return. On top of the power outage, yesterday afternoon a pipe burst near the cattery.
Thanks to six generous community members who braved the snow and ice to bring generators to our shelter, we were able to restore power. Our animals and onsite staff are safe, but now there is no running water.
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