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Austin Pets Alive! takes in 19 puppies following mothers' heat-related deaths

The puppies are in need of fosters and adopters.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) took in 19 puppies Wednesday evening after their mothers, who were left outside, died from the intense heat.

The puppies, all roughly two months old and named after food, include Parmesan, Brie, Soft Serve and Gelato. The shelter needs fosters and adopters to give these puppies, as well as countless others, new homes.

Interested animal lovers can find information on fostering and all available dogs on APA! website. 

In a release Wednesday, APA! urged all pet owners to keep their dogs inside between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., to carry lots of water on walks and to never leave a pet alone in a car.

"Definitely be aware of how much time  your animal is spending outside. Make sure they have plenty of shade if they do need to be outside, and make sure they have a lot of water available," said Director of Life Saving operations with APA Stephanie Bilbro.

As of 6 p.m. Thursday, six of puppies have been placed in foster care and four have already been adopted.

APA! is located on West Cesar Chavez Street and operates from noon to 6 p.m. every day.

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