Benefiting the Parvo Puppy Program at Austin Pets Alive!
Date: Sunday – August 25th, 2013
Time: 8:00am – 10:00am
Start Location: Rowing Dock
Rest Stop: Austin Paddle Sports at Austin American Statesman – In the Water
T-Shirt Sponsor: Austin Fit Magazine & Austin Subaru
Live Music: Come Drum For Fun
Food Provider: Austin Java
Beverage Providers: Austin Java Coffee Company and
Zico Coconut Water
Featured SWAG Items: Event T-Shirt (Everyone),
- Austin Pets Alive! Window Decal
- Austin Subaru Lip Balm
- Subaru Car Air Freshener
- Austin American Statesman Poncho
- Other Stuff
- Austin Fit Magazine
Participants: Registration capped at 250 Participants
Registration Now Open!
Participants can use 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 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 Pet’s Alive Pravo 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.