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APA to Assist Pets and Families Facing Eviction or Foreclosure

By Sarah Javier | July 27, 2020
Apartment Buildings

PRESS RELEASE – JULY 24, 2020 As millions of households face eviction or foreclosure, the APA is keeping pets and people together through fostering and resource support. A nationwide eviction crisis is anticipated as enhanced unemployment benefits and eviction moratoriums draw to a close in the coming week, with several million households possibly being displaced.…

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APA Event Updates

By Sarah Javier | July 23, 2020
APA Adoption Center Storefront

Dear friends, After a lot of thoughtful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 APA Canine Carnival event as a result of the pandemic and rising COVID-19 numbers. While this event is among our favorites, our top priority is protecting the health and safety of the staff, volunteers, community and you,…

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APA Adoption Center and Wellness Clinic Reopening with Modified Operations

By APA Adoption Center | July 22, 2020
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Effective Monday July, 27 2020 Adoptions The  APA Adoption Center is open for adoptions with modified operations. It is vital for us to continue placing pets in safe, loving homes as there are still many pets who need us. If you are interested in adopting, please visit our adoptable pets page for up-to-date information on…

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Returning the Favor: Supporting Our Pets as We Go Back to Work

By APA Adoption Center | June 12, 2020
Man holds a small dog

For many households with pets, the stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 outbreak meant one thing for the animals: more time and attention from humans.  Maybe it meant more cuddle time on the couch, or regular sessions of fetch in the backyard. For some families, frequent dog walks around the neighborhood became a necessary respite.  Some…

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Download our fun APA Zoom backgrounds!

By APA Adoption Center | June 3, 2020
Zoom meeting

Want to add a little furry fun to you next Zoom meeting and help bring people and pets together at the same time? You can by downloading one of our fun APA Zoom backgrounds! Whenever you use one of our custom backgrounds during a meeting, you’ll be spreading awareness about our mission and helping pets…

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2019 Impact Report

By Sarah Javier | May 6, 2020
A woman uses her computer while her dog lies next to her on the bed

2019 was a pet-tacular year for us! Not only did we surpass our 2018 adoption number (3,765), but for the first time in our organization’s history, we surpassed 4,000 adoptions last year! To read about all of the milestones we hit last year, and how we’re continuing to grow and expand the ways we help…

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Lambchop’s Story

By APA Adoption Center | May 5, 2020

Lambchop had a rough start in life. He arrived at the APA sick with parvo, flea-infested, and suffering from an extremely itchy skin condition called sarcoptic mange that caused him to lose most of his fur. But the APA didn’t give up on Lambchop, and he didn’t give up either!  After receiving the medical care…

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Toast’s Story

By APA Adoption Center | 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 APA Adoption Center | 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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