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Austin Pets Alive! runs 24-hour fundraiser to raise $24K

It costs $24,000 a day for Austin Pets Alive! to keep operating.

AUSTIN, Texas — From 11 a.m. on Oct. 24 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 25, Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is running a 24-hour fundraiser with the goal of raising $24,000, which is what it costs for APA! to operate for one day.

"All of this money will go right back into our seven life-saving programs," said Mission Communications Specialist Hannah Grehek.

The fundraiser is being run through APA!'s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Throughout the day it will be posting videos featuring the organization's programs.

"The animal shelters are safety nets for animals and we are the safety net for those animal shelters," said Grehek. 

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She added that all of the animals at the shelter would have been euthanized if they were not taken in by APA! 

APA! has gotten more than 7,300 dogs and cats adopted and placed more than 6,700 animals in foster homes. It has found "forever homes" for more than 67,000 animals over the past 10 years and has around 1,500 animals under its care on any given day.

If you would like to donate to help support APA!, you can do so through its website.

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