Austin Pet Resources

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Animal Welfare Resources in the Austin area:

I Once Was Lost Animal Advocacy Extend A Paw Program

Emancipet. Low cost/free spay neuter services as well as low cost wellness services. Emancipet is dedicated to stopping animal homelessness before it starts.

Animal Trustees of Austin. Low cost spay/neuter services, low cost wellness services as well as low cost medical treatment such as heartworm treatment.  ATA’s mission is to promote and ensure humane treatment, compassion, and respect for animals.

Austin Humane Society. Providing FREE spay/neuter for feral cats.  This is a great service to save thousands of lives. If you have a community cat colony in your area visit their website to learn how you can help.

Austin Pets Alive. This amazing group’s mission is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals. They pull from the kill list at Austin and surrounding shelters.  They are ALWAYS in need of foster homes to help save lives.

Austin Rescue. A comprehensive list of Austin and surrounding area rescue groups as well as a great resource for pet owners, rescue groups, and adopters, including LOST PET INFO and Links.

Austin animal advocacy and animal rescueLove-A-Bull. Austin’s leading bullie breed resource. Love-A-Bull was organized to educate and to advocate on behalf of the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Terrier, and Bull Terrier (all breeds commonly referred to as “pit bulls”) and pit bull mixes. The mission of Love-A-Bull is to promote responsible ownership and improve the image of pit bulls through education and advocacy in the community.

Friends of Austin Animal Center. A great organization formed to bridge the gap between what the city budget funds and the needs of our city’s shelter. They are dedicated to improving the quality of life for animals both inside and outside the shelter, through community awareness, education, and mental and physical wellness programs.

FixAustin is a compassionate collection of animal rescuers, animal foster parents, shelter volunteers, and animal lovers who advocate for a better future for Austin’s lost and homeless pets!  This is a great resource for trusted information on local and national animal issues.

Animal Issues Forum. Dedicated to Austin animal issues.  Another superb local animal issue resource. Learn how you can help Austin’s animals by attending an Animal Issues Forum meeting.

If you have lost or found a pet please visit Austin Lost and Found Pets Page on Facebook

Other Pet Resources

Chuckling Hound Ranch Luxury Pet Resort. Chuckling Hound donates space & funds to help I Once Was Lost Animal Advocacy. Chuckling Hound treats your pets like the treasures they are.

Eloise Woods Community Natural Burial Park. Located right next door to I Once Was Lost Animal Advocacy. This beautiful property is a peaceful soothing spot for both pets and humans. They offer “green” or “natural” burials which involve no toxic chemicals or non-biodegradable materials.

Austin Area Pet Stores

Book Recommendations:

  • Dr Pitcairns Natural Health for Dogs and Cats (see ANHC Education Programs)
  • Foods Pets Die For and Protect Your Pet by Ann Martin
  • Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs: The Definitive Guide to Homemade Meals. By Lew Olson
    Available at Barnes & Noble.
  • The Healthy Dog Cookbook by Jonna Anne with Mary Straus (Canine Nutritionist)

Website Recommendations:

  • Nature’s Farmacy – excellent, high quality pet vitamins and supplements.
  • Canine Care – A VERY helpful link regarding pet foods, recall info, over vaccination info.
  • Dog Aware – up to date, reliable dog care information
  • Join K9 Nutrition and CatNutritionInfo
  • Stop the Shots, Canine Care (click on Vaccination Newsflash), and Dog Aware (do a search for vaccinations) for more information on this important subject
    **Vaccinations DO NOT need to be given yearly and are actually very harmful when given yearly.**
  • PetsitUSA – trustworthy, timely blogs on important pet issues.
  • Truth About Pet Food – Easy to read and understand information that you need to know to keep your pet safe.
  • Little Big Cat – Information for our feline friends
  • Holisticat – helpful up to date information for catties.
  • B-Naturals – great information. Be sure to join for Newsletters. I trust Lew Olson implicitly!
  • Fresh food and kibble – A newsletter, by Lew Olson, regarding fresh food ideas to add to kibble.
  • Born Free USA – Search “What’s Really In Pet Food” for more information on the truth about pet foods