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Five Positive Enrichment Tips to Try at Home With Your Pets

By APA Adoption Center | July 25, 2022
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Enrichment can be defined as the process of providing animals with some form of stimulation in order to encourage natural behaviors, which helps to improve or maintain their physical and mental health. There are many ways that this can be done, however since enrichment is geared towards helping the animal, you need to make sure that…

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Five Ways to wish the APA a happy 100th birthday on July 26th

By APA Adoption Center | July 20, 2022

July 26th is a special day; it’s our official 100th birthday. It’s also National Boop Your Pet Day, which means we’ll be hosting adoption specials, activities for kids and grown-ups alike, and we’ll have cake and music. To make our birthday extra special, we need your help!

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A Love Letter From APA Alum Snickers

By APA Adoption Center | July 19, 2022

Hi to all my friends at the APA! It’s Snickers, and I wanted to send you a note to tell you how I am doing. First, I want to thank everyone (especially the vets and others who spent so much time and attention on me) for helping me get better. I know I wasn’t always…

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Now Accepting Canine Carnival Vendor Registration

By Sarah Javier | July 13, 2022

We are now accepting vendor and exhibitor registration for Canine Carnival 2022! Canine Carnival is the APA’s largest fundraising event, celebrating the bond between people and pets. 3,000+ animal-loving individuals and their dogs attend this event, which includes vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, dog games, live music, a kids’ area, and so much more.…

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Press Release: National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in APA Adoption Center to Save and Improve the Lives of Pets in St. Louis

By APA Adoption Center | June 16, 2022

$25,000 grant will be celebrated at local Petco event on June 21, 2022 SAINT LOUIS, MO (June 16, 2022) – The Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri is set to receive a $25,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love during a special celebration at the Brentwood Petco located at 8404 Eager Road on Tuesday,…

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A Message From the CEO Regarding the Fullness of the Shelter

By Sarah Javier | June 13, 2022
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Dear friends, Over the past 30 days, we have experienced a 115% increase in the number of stray animals that have come through our doors. In addition, we receive 75+ daily requests to take in pets. These requests come from people needing to rehome their pets, as well as other shelters who are experiencing challenges…

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

By APA Adoption Center | June 6, 2022

Updated 06.30.2022 (originally posted on 03.18.2022) 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…

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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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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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