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Press Release: APA Adoption Center invites animal and brunch-lovers to a talk with renowned animal expert.

By APA Adoption Center | April 26, 2022
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St. Louis, MO — The APA Adoption Center welcomes Dr. Kevin Morris, the American Humane Endowed Chair and associate professor within the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at Denver University, for a talk on May 4th, 8:30am–10:30am, in Busch Student Center at St. Louis University. As part of the APA’s ongoing 100th birthday celebration, the Adoption…

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FAQs Regarding An Animal Services Contract Between The APA & St. Louis County

By APA Adoption Center | March 18, 2022

When it was announced that the APA had been selected to be St. Louis County’s new animal services provider, we received an outpouring of support. Like so many in our community, we recognize this is a positive step that will improve the lives of many animals in St. Louis County. In addition to the support,…

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Spring Break Camp 2022

By APA Adoption Center | February 6, 2022

Spring Camp 2022 Registration is now open! The APA is hosting a fun and interactive camp for students grades K-5 from March 21st-25th.  Our K-2nd grade session is held from 10:00-12:00.  Our 3rd-5th grade session is held from 1:00-3:00.  The fee is $100 per child. Our camp is driven by compassion and the desire to…

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What is Open-Admission vs. Limited-Admission or “No-Kill”?

By APA Adoption Center | January 15, 2022

The unwanted pet overpopulation problem in our country is tragic. Organizations across the country are working toward a common goal: to reduce the number of unwanted pets through education, adoption and spay/neuter programs. Each year in this country millions of animals are euthanized because owners allow their pets to reproduce. They then find themselves with…

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Press Release: APA Adoption Center Awarded $25,000 Grant from RedRover to House Pets of Domestic Violence Survivors

By APA Adoption Center | December 22, 2021

Saint Louis, MO – The Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri announced today a $25,000 grant award from RedRover’s Safe Housing Program, which will help expand its domestic violence survivor pet support program, SafeCare, at its Adoption Center on Hanley Road. The grant will cover construction costs of two dog kennels, expanding onsite capacity to…

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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

By APA Adoption Center | December 21, 2021

While the holiday season is a time for joy and celebration, it can be a dangerous and stressful time of year for our pets. Here are some tips to help keep your furry loved ones safe, happy and healthy this holiday season. Foods to avoid: Chocolate – This sweet treat is poisonous to dogs and…

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Help bring hope to pets this holiday season

By Sarah Javier | December 14, 2021

“You’ve got heart.” We say it all the time around here at the Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA). Sometimes it’s whispered as a promise to newly born puppies and kittens, too small and new to open their eyes (or ears). Sometimes it’s said as reassurance to scared or anxious pets, many who have traveled…

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Thanksgiving Food Tips for Pets

By APA Adoption Center | November 18, 2021

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! Here is a handy list of Thanksgiving foods not to feed your pets, as well as some foods that they can enjoy in moderation.Foods that are not safe for pets Turkey skin, drippings, and gravy Turkey bones Stuffing  Sage Raisins and grapes Onions Garlic  Paprika Nutmeg Nuts…

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Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

By APA Adoption Center | October 22, 2021

Halloween should be a fun, exciting and safe event for all, including our furry friends. Please keep the following safety tips in mind for your pets as you celebrate: Repeated ringing of doorbells & people at the door in strange costumes can be stressful for many pets. Even normally friendly pets may become fearful or unexpectedly…

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Clear the Shelters Starts August 23rd!

By APA Adoption Center | August 16, 2021

We’re excited to announce that we are once again participating in Clear the Shelters! From August 23rd to September 19th, Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be covering half of the adoption fee for all dogs 6 months and older, and Carol House Furniture will be doing the same for all cats over 6 months old! Don’t worry, we’re not leaving…

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