As temperatures dip to 32 degrees, Austin Pets Alive is struggling to keep their dogs warm. Their central heating system is broken, and rather than get it fixed, they have used the donations they receive to make sure all of the animals in their no-kill shelter have gotten the medical care and food they need. Now they could really use some help keeping them all … [Read more...] about Help – Animal Shelter Has No Central Heat!
Earlier this month we brought you the story of Panda, the dog rescued by firefighters in Austin's flash flood. We are happy to report that Panda has now been reunited with her owners, and that the humane society has donated supplies to care for her. Firefighters were rescuing people and animals that had gotten displaced or needed to be evacuated from the Halloween flood that … [Read more...] about Dog Rescued in Flood Reunited with Family
The dedication of the firefighters in Austin, Texas was exemplified when this shot was captured after Michael Cooper and Matt Harvey pulled a dog swimming for his life out of flash floodwater and to safety on dry land. “We don't just rescue two-legged victims...we love our four-legged friends as well,” the Austin Fire Department said on their Facebook … [Read more...] about Austin Firefighters Save Dog from Flash Flood
When Woody first came trotting into an Austin hospital’s pediatric ward in 1986, panicked staff came running. Dogs had never been brought to the hospital to help children. Woody’s owner, Debbie Cobalis, founded the Woody Pet Therapy Program to bring comfort to frightened children during their hospital stays. Cobalis says Woody “seemed to have a sense of duty” about … [Read more...] about Woody Pet Therapy Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary