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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…

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Now Accepting Canine Carnival Vendor Registration

By APA Adoption Center | 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…

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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…

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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+…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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