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Austin FC is proud to partner with Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) to help save the lives of pets and spread more love in Austin. 

Since the inaugural season, Austin FC has supported the shelter’s mission of ending needless euthanasia of companion animals.  As the first program of its kind in professional sports, each regular season MLS match features a dog (or dogs) available for adoption.

“The mission at Austin Pets Alive! includes keeping people and pets together, ending the needless deaths of animals in shelters and reimagining the role of animal shelters in our community,” said Dr. Ellen Jefferson, President and CEO of Austin Pets Alive!

To learn more about APA! or adopt a pet of your own, visit

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Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is a nonprofit animal shelter and rescue organization pioneering comprehensive, innovative programs designed to save the most at-risk companion animals and educate others to do the same through its American Pets Alive! nationwide education and outreach division. A leader in No Kill sheltering in America’s largest No Kill city, APA! helps more than 10,000 dogs and cats annually in Central Texas and beyond get a chance at the life they deserve.