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Austin Pets Alive! | Paddle for Puppies is Back!

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May well 09, 2022

Paddle for Puppies is again on May perhaps 15th and better than ever! Paddle for Puppies, an yearly event offered by Austin Subaru, delivers extraordinary support for our Parvo Pet ICU System at Austin Animals Alive!.

Our Parvo Puppy ICU cares for puppies that contract canine parvovirus, a highly contagious and life-threatening virus that raises their chance for euthanasia in specified shelters. In 2021 by itself, a file-breaking 963 life have been saved from the Parvo Dog ICU. That is 400 a lot more puppies than we saved in 2020 – this system is increasing by the moment!

A person of the puppies saved so significantly in 2022 was named Rover. Rover is a very particular dog. Aside from being a parvo survivor and possessing important droopy ears that stole everyone’s hearts, Rover was the 100,000th daily life saved at APA!.

Pointless to say, Rover’s adoption was speedy. He seriously did steal everyone’s hearts, which includes Timothy and Katherine Shook’s. The Shooks have been Rover’s excellent match for a few of good reasons. To start with, they’re fantastic pet mother and father. 2nd, Timothy just so comes about to be APA!’s key stage of make contact with with Austin Subaru who places on Paddle for Puppies. They are just one of the most significant supporters of the incredibly same plan that saved Rover’s existence.

Right now, months afterwards, Rover Shook is content at property and, from what we hear, has been a fantastic addition to their spouse and children. Just get a search at some of what they had to say:

What is your favourite high quality about Rover?

“Our preferred top quality of Rover’s is his playfulness he enjoys chewing on arms, blankets, pillows – something he can get his enamel on. He chases us as we walk and bites at our footwear, and he has loved a few video games of ‘Attack the Swiffer.’”

How does it come to feel recognizing you experienced a section in conserving Rover’s existence?

“Having a puppy dog whose life would’ve been cut limited with out the APA! parvo facility retains us extremely grounded. We are so grateful that Rover was capable to obtain cure, and we have been equipped to support guidance the parvo ICU and the team that maintain the device operating.”

What do you want people to know about APA!?

“We would appreciate for individuals to know that APA! has saved more than 100,000 lives and is working on a countrywide initiative to enhance the selection of lives they’re capable to help save.

Thank you Austin Subaru, for supporting our Parvo Puppy ICU that assists preserve animals like Rover. Thank you Shook relatives, for providing Rover a household. Thank you to our APA! local community for all of your assistance that allows make tales like Rover’s feasible. And last of all, thank you Rover for staying so darn adorable, and for becoming the encounter of this year’s Paddle for Puppies!

This year’s Paddle for Puppies is using location on May perhaps 15 from 6:45-10:00 AM at the Rowing Dock. We hope to see you there! You may also acquire a exclusive t-shirt that includes Rover when you signal up. Register now to paddle and preserve a puppy’s life: https://www.paddleforpuppies.com/