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Bring Hope To Pets This Holiday Season

By Sarah Javier | December 17, 2020

This year just didn’t go as planned here at the APA. We were hoping to do more and better in 2020 (as we always strive to do), and much of the same: finding loving homes for deserving pets, providing affordable veterinary care in our clinic, and engaging learners in meaningful and fun educational programs.   What we ended up doing was SO…

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Shop Local. Support Local.

By APA Adoption Center | November 27, 2020

This year has been quite the year indeed. Despite the obvious challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we continued helping pets in need, finding homes for several thousand pets – 2,980 (and counting!) to be exact. We also helped keep people and pets together, distributing over 10,000 lbs. of pet food to families who are…

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Happy Birthday to the APA

By APA Adoption Center | October 19, 2020
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The APA is 98 years old, and we’re celebrating all year. Check back regularly for the latest events and activities. Updated 11.10.20 98th Birthday Cocktail Hour October 23, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. The APA Adoption Center invites you to join in the celebration of the APA’s 98 years of bringing people and pets together…

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Vaccines for cats explained by Dr. Dietsch

By APA Adoption Center | September 16, 2020
A cat sits on a colorful blanket

One of the easiest ways to keep your cats happy and healthy is to keep them up to date on vaccines. Why is it so important to vaccinate? Vaccines trigger the immune system to produce antibodies for a disease, so if there is an exposure to the disease, there is an immediate response to fight…

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Pets are especially vulnerable right now. Pets like Mimi.

By APA Adoption Center | July 29, 2020
Chain of Rocks Bridge

Mimi’s Story Mimi came to the APA after spending much of her six years of life in a small, dilapidated enclosure with limited human contact and only a plastic crate to shield her from the elements. She had heartworms, a persistent cough, two masses on her legs and one on her mammary. Mimi was placed…

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APA to Assist Pets and Families Facing Eviction or Foreclosure

By APA Adoption Center | 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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