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Austin Pets Alive! | #AmplifyLifesaving for pets like Coraline


Mar 03, 2021

Coraline showed up at APA!’s doors in immense pain after being struck by a car. Originally brought to Bastrop County Animal Services following the incident, our friends at that shelter reached out for help concerning Coraline’s long list of injuries. The car that struck her caused severe pelvic and femur fractures, knocked both of her hips out of socket, and left her with several other wounds and scrapes.

Our clinic team determined she would require at least one orthopedic surgery, if not multiple, and lots of ongoing medical attention. Even though Coraline was suffering through unimaginable pain, every human from her rescue at Bastrop to her intake here at APA! said that she has the sweetest demeanor and even still loves to be petted.

We were able to raise $3,000 for her orthopedic surgery through our medical chip-in fund. Coraline was able to make her way to a loving foster home to heal. That’s when CJ found Coraline on our website.

“I look on the website a lot since I just love fostering dogs,” said CJ, Coraline’s young foster.

CJ’s brother Brody loves corgis, so when she came across Coraline, a corgi-mix, CJ emailed our foster team with her mother’s permission. Shortly after, Coraline was on her way to the family’s home for recovery, rest, and relaxation.

Watch the short video below to hear about Coraline’s healing process from CJ herself.

After just two weeks with CJ and her family, Coraline is back on all fours and will soon be running into her forever home. Coraline’s recovery and transformation was made possible because of support from our donors.

Amplify Austin starts TOMORROW, March 4th at 6 p.m. and is the perfect way to show just how much the Austin community cares about lifesaving. This year our goal is to raise $150K to save 500 pets who have no one else in and around Austin. With all gifts being DOUBLED, we know we can make it happen — but we need your help to save pets like Coraline.

Because of you, Austin Pets Alive! serves as a leader in animal welfare nationwide, and the safety net for pets who have no one else like Coraline. While spreading the No Kill movement from coast to coast, we’ve never stopped caring for pets like Coraline right here in Austin. Other shelters don’t have sufficient resources to care for medical cases like Coraline’s, leaving pets like her vulnerable to the threat of euthanasia. With your support, it’s up to us to fill the gaps in care and prevent needless euthanasia.

Visit our Amplify Austin webpage here to make a gift that keeps pets like Coraline safe from the threat of euthanasia.

If you’re all in for saving pets like Coraline, you can start an individual fundraiser for APA!. But hurry, today is your last chance to launch your own fundraiser. Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Visit our Amplify homepage and click “FUNDRAISE” to get started.
  2. Follow the instructions here to set up your individual fundraiser.
  3. Share your fundraiser on social media! We’ve provided an array of graphics for you to use on any social media channel, including Instagram and Facebook stories.

We have a brand new prize for peer-to-peer fundraisers! The nonprofit with the most individual fundraisers registered by Thursday will receive an additional $2,500. Be a lifesaver for pets like Coraline and start an individual fundraiser today!



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