APA Adoption Center to Operate Pet Adoption Services for St. Louis County 

Beginning Dec. 5, 2022, the Animal Protective Adoption Center (APA) will manage the St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center facility at 10521 Baur Blvd. in Olivette. The APA was selected after a St. Louis County RFP and application process. The APA will still operate its flagship location on Hanley Road in Brentwood, in addition to running operations at the St. Louis County shelter. 

Under the APA Adoption Center branding and leadership, the St. Louis County shelter will continue to provide shelter and adoption services for animals in St. Louis County. With 100 years of animal welfare experience and expertise, the APA will extend its specialized programs that promote adoption and wellness of pets, as well as support pet owners and help keep pets in the homes of the people who love them. Since Jan. 1, 2022, the APA has completed over 4,000 pet adoptions and has served nearly 6,716 pets through wellness and outreach programming. St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center has coordinated 357 pet adoptions this year.  

“The APA appreciates and supports the efforts St. Louis County is making to improve the lives of pets, and we believe this partnership opportunity is a positive step forward,” said Sarah Javier, president and CEO of the APA. “We are confident our expertise and programming will be transformative for pets throughout our community, and we look forward to connecting people and pets throughout St. Louis County.” 

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