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Austin Pets Alive! | APA! IS ASKING COUNCIL FOR A FAIR AGREEMENT

Oct 01, 2021

There are solely seven days till the ultimate October Metropolis Council assembly agenda should be posted.

Which means we have now seven days to make it clear to the town council members that No Kill in Austin is vital and deserves their pressing consideration.

There are a lot of layers to this drawback, however proper now probably the most vital issues that you simply, as a supporter of the animals who want us to save lots of their lives, can know is that we merely want a relationship with the town that is smart.

APA! has saved Austin No Kill by taking animals off the town’s kill record each single day for 10 years now. We are going to proceed to do this. We won’t comply with proceed serving as Austin Animal Middle’s overflow associate. It doesn’t make sense to our mission as a nonprofit group or the pets that by no means get an opportunity to depart a shelter alive.

It’s now not truthful to function an overflow associate for Austin Animal Middle anymore for 2 essential causes:

First, the rebuildable land leased to APA! by the Metropolis of Austin has been dramatically diminished to only one fourth of what we had been promised within the Lamar Seashore Grasp Plan. This isn’t mirrored anyplace within the negotiations with metropolis employees or in our precise license settlement. It’s as if it doesn’t matter. But it surely does matter to us as a result of, as soon as we signal an settlement, we can’t use the property sooner or later the way in which we have now been for the final 10 years. This implies we cannot construct something new on this property that may even come near matching our present capability. It’s unreasonable to count on APA! to supply the identical degree of companies to the Metropolis when the property we have now been given in alternate for these companies has been so considerably diminished.

Second, the Metropolis of Austin Animal Middle has obtained over $10,000,000 extra {dollars} per 12 months than they’d when Austin first turned a No Kill metropolis. Our mission is to eradicate the killing of pets in shelters and so long as an animal is in danger in Austin, we are going to put it aside. It isn’t cheap to ALSO ask APA! to supply free companies to Austin Animal Middle that they’ve been funded to supply to Austin folks and animals.

We consider that APA’s help of the Metropolis of Austin, in conserving Austin No Kill and driving the town to be progressive and sustainable, is definitely worth the land we’re being given. Metropolis Council must determine in the event that they agree. Please contact your council member’s workplace at the moment with an e-mail and follow-up name when you agree. It’s so vital that the council places of work hear your voice earlier than they make the ultimate willpower.

Thanks,

Ellen

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