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APA Leads the way in Canine Parvovirus Treatment with Groundbreaking CPMA Implementation  

By APA Adoption Center | January 16, 2024

The Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA), an innovative leader in animal welfare, proudly announces the successful implementation of Canine Parvovirus Monoclonal Antibody (CPMA) treatment shortly after receiving conditional approval…

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Dangerous Cold: APA of Missouri Urges Residents to Keep Pets Indoors

By APA Adoption Center | January 11, 2024

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning 2. There is potential for wind gusts up to 45 mph Friday night and single digit temperatures into Wednesday, January 17. Just like humans, pets can develop hypothermia.

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2023 Was A Record-Breaking Year

By APA Adoption Center | January 5, 2024

As we enter the new year, the APA team is filled with both pride and gratitude as we reflect on the remarkable achievements that have shaped our organization’s journey over…

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How to Navigate the Latest Mysterious Canine Respiratory Illness with APA’s Veterinary Insights

By APA Adoption Center | December 11, 2023

Veterinarians nationwide have reported an uptick in cases of a mysterious respiratory illness affecting dogs. At the APA, we have no confirmed cases at either of our locations. We recommend…

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Walk Your Age: Celebrate and Feel Great!

By APA Adoption Center | December 5, 2023

Kim, the COO of APA, shares her personal story with you on walking 40 dogs for her 40th! Animal shelters across the nation are in crisis. So many are full…

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PAWsome Progress: Celebrating One Year of Success at APA Olivette with Heartwarming Alumni Stories

By APA Adoption Center | December 5, 2023

Join us as we continue the celebration of our one-year anniversary at APA Olivette! Over the past year, APA Olivette has witnessed a remarkable 2,093 adoptions. In the spirit of…

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APA Olivette Celebrates One-Year Milestone With Record-Breaking Adoptions and Community Impact 

By APA Adoption Center | November 30, 2023

The Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) proudly announces a year of remarkable achievements and positive impact following the successful acquisition of operations at the St. Louis County Adoption Center on December 5, 2022. 

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Urgent Request For Volunteers

By APA Adoption Center | November 20, 2023

Dear St. Louis Community,  It was nearly one year ago that the APA began operating the St. Louis County Animal shelter (now known as APA Olivette), effectively doubling the number…

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Reading with Rescues: Fostering Love and Literacy at APA Olivette

By APA Adoption Center | October 12, 2023

We are thrilled to announce a heartwarming addition to our APA Olivette family: the Reading with Rescues program. This brand new Humane Education initiative is designed to make a positive…

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APA partners with BISSELL Pet Foundation to take in multiple dogs surrendered from commercial breeders  

By APA Adoption Center | October 4, 2023

More than 130 dogs surrendered from commercial breeding facilities throughout the Midwest will receive second chances as they make their way via ground flight transport to find loving homes at…

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