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Toast’s Story

By Lauren Mirelli | May 5, 2020

Toast was brought to the APA, after hours, by a kind woman and her young her son who had found him in their yard when he was just a tiny kitten. APA staff were still here for an evening event, so they were able to make sure he got signed in and settled in safely…

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How to create a Give STL Day Campaign Page for the APA Adoption Center

By Lauren Mirelli | April 30, 2020

Want to help support the APA on Give STL Day by creating your own fundraising campaign? Keep reading for step by step by instructions or click here to watch a video tutorial. *Please keep in mind that donations raised through a Facebook fundraiser will not count towards Give STL Day totals. Step 1: Go to…

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We Are The Helpers

By Sarah Javier | April 20, 2020

Even in the midst of a pandemic, inspirational stories of compassion and kindness abound – neighbors helping neighbors, signs of encouragement chalked on sidewalks, birthday parades through neighborhoods, uplifting messages of gratitude and hope written on the windows of hospital rooms, and so much more. It is within our nature to lift one another up,…

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Meet Shayla, one of our amazing transporters!

By Lauren Mirelli | April 9, 2020

Shayla is one of the many amazing people that we work with through our Transfer Program, which helps needy pets from across the state and country get a chance to be adopted. Last year, with the help of people like Shayla, we were able to transfer in 1,937 pets from other shelters, providing each of…

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Pets Make Our Lives Better: The Story of Carrot and Basant

By Sarah Javier | March 31, 2020

Pets make our lives better. They bring joy and smiles, and in rough times, they bring us comfort and give our spirits a boost. At the APA, we are fortunate to see the impact pets have on others each and every day. Before coming to the United States, Basant was scared of cats and dogs.…

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APA Statement on Spay and Neuter during COVID-19 Pandemic

By Sarah Javier | March 27, 2020

The APA has worked through numerous challenges during these unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our operations in ways we couldn’t have imagined just a few short weeks ago. Essential staff are caring for the animals and we continue to meet our mission of bringing people and pets together through creative ways such as…

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Temporary Foster Volunteers Needed

By Sarah Javier | March 21, 2020

Dear friends, I hope this finds you and your family well. During this difficult time, pets are bringing comfort and companionship to people everywhere. We are so glad that the APA has played a big role in helping this happen right here in our community. Although our building is closed to the public, we are…

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APA Temporarily Closing to Public

By Sarah Javier | March 17, 2020

Effective at 6 p.m. on March 17, the APA is closed to the public until further notice.   Dear friends, As an organization, our primary responsibility is to care for homeless animals – however, that also means caring for the employees and volunteers who care for the animals, as well as members of the public…

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A Message From The Executive Director Regarding Coronavirus COVID-19 and the APA

By Lauren Mirelli | March 12, 2020

Dear APA Friends, With the developing news regarding coronavirus COVID-19, I wanted to take a moment to share how the APA is addressing the concern at our Adoption Center, as well as our community programming and events. At this time, we are continuing normal Adoption Center operations, as there are many wonderful pets in need…

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Bringing People and Pets Together in Paradise

By Lauren Mirelli | December 23, 2019

The APA team is passionate about animals and their dedication is inspirational. Just as I write this I’ve witnessed happy adoptions, animals coming in who need us, staff excited about a new program, volunteers walking dogs, and fosters taking animals into their home. So, it came as no surprise when an employee asked if she…

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