Your iHeartCats Purchases Helped Kittens Orphaned By Hurricane Harvey

Sarayo and Selena were just three weeks old when Hurricane Harvey brought them to Austin Pets Alive! (APA!). Safe and sound from the hurricane and flooding, these adorable siblings cuddled up in APA!’s kitten nursery, no longer scared and alone. The nursery specializes in caring for orphaned kittens, a pet population that typically faces euthanasia in traditional shelters because of the constant care and frequent feeding they need. In Austin, APA!’s kitten nursery provides a vital safety net for these babies, giving them … Read more

While Most Shelters Euthanize FeLV+ Cats, This One Does Things Differently

The incredible rescuers at Austin Pets Alive! have set their sights on a subset of cats often overlooked by adopters and needlessly euthanized in American shelters. Their mission has spared hundreds of cats with feline leukemia from certain death. It has also inspired a research partnership with the University of Florida. They hope to find a cure for the virus by studying the large population of FeLV positive cats awaiting their forever homes at the Austin non-profit.   Shelters across … Read more