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Benefiting the Parvo Puppy Program at Austin Pets Alive!

2015 Event Sign up here for 8/23/2015

Date: Sunday – August 23rd, 2015
Time: 8:00am – 10:00am
Start Location: Rowing Dock Lady Bird Lake
Rest Stop: Floating Canoe Platform at Austin American Statesman – In the Water
T-Shirt Sponsor: Austin Fit Magazine & Austin Subaru
Live Music: Come Drum For Fun
Food Provider: Taco Deli and Brueggers Bagels
Beverage Providers: Trianon Coffee and Ozarka Water
Featured SWAG Items: Event T-Shirt (Everyone),

  • Austin Pets Alive! Window Decal
  • Austin Subaru Lip Balm
  • Other Stuff (TBD)
  • Austin Fit Magazine

Packet Pick Up: TBD Austin Subaru
Packet Pick Up: TBD Austin Pets Alive Town Lake

Participants: Registration capped at 300 Participants
Registration Now Open!

Beneficiary: Austin Pets Alive! – Parvo Puppy Program

Participants can use Lady Bird Lake (Town Lake) approved watercraft for event: Stand Up Paddle, Kayak, Canoe, Water Bikes, etc. – All participants MUST have a personal floatation device (life jacket) with their watercraft. If you don’t know how to swim, please do not sign up for this event. If your dog does not like the water, please do not bring him/her to this event. All dogs are encouraged (but not required) to wear life jackets if they are going to be on watercraft for this event. Please help us all set a good example and make this a fun and safe event for everyone involved.

RENTALS: Over 100 boards and boats available at Rowing Dock – Online Reservation Required

Austin Pets Alive!’s Parvo Program

APA!’s Parvo Program: Signs of parvovirus infection once meant immediate and absolute euthanasia for puppies and dogs at the city shelter. The city now calls in Austin Pets Alive and gives a same day deadline to pick up the puppies and start treatment. The disease takes about a week to treat and once they are free of parvo, these amazing pups go on to lead normal, healthy lives and are highly adoptable! Watching these puppies go from being on death’s door to playing and eating again is what keeps our volunteers coming back to help treat them. Each parvo puppy costs APA! about $250 to treat, so the number of lives APA! can save is directly related to donated supplies and funds that come through.

APA!’s parvo program has over an 88% save rate – impressive considering most puppies arrive well after the recommended start time for treatment.

Our Proud Sponsors

Austin Subaru

Rowing Dock

Austin Paddle Sports

Austin Fit Magazine

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