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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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Mitigating Kennel Stress with APA’s Enrichment Program

By APA Adoption Center | September 19, 2023

At the APA, we’re committed to creating an environment for our furry friends that is as stress-free as possible. In our effort to prevent or alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress,…

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From Struggle to Triumph: Mary Jane Barker’s Inspiring Journey and the Vital Importance of Spaying

By APA Adoption Center | August 16, 2023

In the summer of 2023, an extraordinary tale unfolded when our dedicated partners at St. Louis County Animal Control discovered an abandoned dog on the side of the road in…

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Five Ways to Celebrate National BOOP Your Pet Day

By APA Adoption Center | July 21, 2023

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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APA Receives $75,000 Grant From PetSmart Charities® to Help Transport Homeless Pets  

By APA Adoption Center | July 14, 2023

Some five million pets enter shelters in the U.S. each year. Thanks to improved coordination efforts between animal shelters across the nation, transporting homeless pets from one locale to another…

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Now Accepting Canine Carnival Vendor Registration

By APA Adoption Center | July 13, 2023

We are now accepting vendor and exhibitor registration for Canine Carnival 2023! *All vendor and food truck spaces have been filled and we are no longer accepting registrations*  Canine Carnival…

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APA Olivette Shelter Overflowing With Animals, Needs the Public’s Help 

By APA Adoption Center | July 13, 2023

The APA is experiencing unprecedented levels of animals entering their doors as dogs and cats flow in faster than they can find homes for them. This week alone at APA Olivette,…

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Pet Owners Take Precaution During Fourth of July Festivities

By APA Adoption Center | June 30, 2023

APA Adoption Center is issuing a vital alert ahead of the Fourth of July holiday as the intake levels of lost pets are increasing. After the holiday, animal shelters across…

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Names APA Adoption Center a Winner of the Greater St. Louis Top Workplaces 2023 Award

By APA Adoption Center | June 26, 2023

APA Adoption Center, an innovative and progressive leading animal welfare organization in St. Louis, has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces. The list…

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National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in APA Adoption Center To  Save and Improve the Lives of Pets in Saint Louis 

By APA Adoption Center | June 23, 2023

The Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri announced today that it received a $40,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of their lifesaving work for animals in…

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