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The Mental Health Benefits of Pets

By KT Stuckenschneider | October 25, 2022

As a result of the tragic shooting at Central Visual Performing Arts /Collegiate High School this week, we would like to provide resources to help the St. Louis community during…

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APA Adoption Center to Operate Pet Adoption Services for St. Louis County 

By Sarah Javier | October 12, 2022
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Beginning Dec. 5, 2022, the Animal Protective Adoption Center (APA) will manage the St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center facility at 10521 Baur Blvd. in Olivette. The APA was selected…

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Dr.  Dietsch Is the APA’s 2022 Ella Megginson Awardee

By Sarah Javier | September 21, 2022

It is our pleasure to introduce the 2022 Ella Megginson Awardee, Dr. Dietsch. This award is given annually to an individual or group who embodies the same passion and dedication…

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Introducing the First Ever APA Lifetime Advocate Award

By Sarah Javier | September 15, 2022

We are excited to announce our first ever recipients of the APA’s Lifetime Advocate Award, in recognition of exceptional dedication to the welfare of animals and the betterment of our…

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The APA’s ‘Walk of the Century’ Event Receives a Paw-Up From Purina Pro Plan

By Sarah Javier | September 8, 2022
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Purina Pro Plan to donate up to $30,000 to incentivize participation in APA’s program geared toward improving fitness and strengthening bonds between people and pets

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FAQs Regarding An Animal Services Contract Between The APA & St. Louis County

By APA Adoption Center | August 26, 2022

Updated 09.02.2022 (originally posted on 03.18.2022) When it was announced that the APA had been selected to be St. Louis County’s new animal services provider, we received an outpouring of…

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Five Positive Enrichment Tips to Try at Home With Your Pets

By APA Adoption Center | July 25, 2022
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Enrichment can be defined as the process of providing animals with some form of stimulation in order to encourage natural behaviors, which helps to improve or maintain their physical and…

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Five Ways to wish the APA a happy 100th birthday on July 26th

By APA Adoption Center | July 20, 2022

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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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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