It’s customary for the Apogee family to hold a volunteer event every quarter, and this quarter I was extra excited to learn that we would be going to Austin Pets Alive! Austin Pets Alive! is a non-profit organization that strives to make Austin, Texas a no-kill city. They rescue pets who are about to be killed so that they might have another chance at finding a “forever home.”
Austin Pets Alive! is so successful in its endeavors that they secured a new location at Town Lake Animal Center at 1156 W. Cesar Chavez. Most of the animals have been moved, but there’s still a lot of work to be done at the new location.
Our job as volunteers was to beautify the dog kennels so that they will be ready for their canine inhabitants. After the kennels were swept, washed, and dried, we painted them off-white so that they might look newer and more appealing to visitors (and dogs!). It was a lot of fun, and very rewarding to see our work completed. Apogee helped finish an entire section of kennels. Afterwards, we circled the shelter for a quick tour of the place. It’s much more spacious, and it’s now the location for their Adoption Center, Behavioral Center, and Medical Center.
There is still a lot more work to be done, so if you’re in Austin and interested in volunteering, visit their page: Volunteering with APA.
If you decide to volunteer, be sure to wear closed toed shoes and old clothes that you don’t mind losing, because they will get dirty—trust me! I also suggest bringing plenty of water and cool clothes that breathe. It’s practically summertime here in Austin, Texas and the heat is on.
Special thanks to Austin Pets Alive! for hosting our quarterly volunteer event!