Mar 18, 2022
I am excited to let you understand that on February 17, 2022, Austin Metropolis Council permitted a one-year extension on our City Lake Animal Heart (TLAC) license settlement in order that we are able to proceed to barter the a lot longer-term license of 75 years. You might recall that we did not need a lengthy extension at first, however we now have a extra equitable settlement in place which permits us to serve our mission and the Metropolis of Austin on the identical time whereas we go into one other 12 months of negotiation.
We’re more than happy with this settlement, because it has unrestricted our work for the subsequent 12 months. This implies we will assist any animal in want and intervene in euthanasia lists, whereas additionally committing to our continued partnership with Austin Animal Heart and to all of the canines and cats in Austin that want our specialised assist. We consider this extension will give us sufficient time to barter the phrases of the public-private partnership between APA! and the Metropolis of Austin in order that it’s robust and profitable, lengthy into the long run.
Whereas persevering with to barter with the town the phrases of the 75-year settlement to construct and function at our TLAC campus, we may have time to search out the appropriate areas to deal with our pets through the eventual demolition and rebuild of the TLAC services in addition to to maneuver the a part of our operations that can want more room than the long run restricted TLAC website can present. The APA! Board of Administrators has been persevering with to work onerous utilizing their connections to guide the seek for potential properties to assist our deliberate enlargement all through Austin.
As a part of this property search, we’re shifting forward on finding land of our personal to deal with a rehabilitation middle for canines who’ve skilled trauma and supply sanctuary for canines and cats. This land may even act as a transport hub for animals who’re in imminent hazard of loss of life in shelters throughout Texas in order that we are able to join these cats and canines with organizations in different states who do not have sufficient adoptable pets in shelters to fill the loving, adoptive properties which might be obtainable within the northern area of the nation.
Understanding that a lot of what we do will not match on the future TLAC website, we’re additionally persevering with our seek for extra services in Central Austin for adoptions, clinic, and remedy wards similar to parvo and ringworm, in addition to exploring properties that might be appropriate for foster and clinic providers and would make fostering extra accessible to all of Austin. Although these centrally-located actual property choices are few and much between, we’re decided to search out the appropriate match for our wants.
We’ll proceed to replace you on our progress towards these thrilling prospects, and allow you to know how one can assist be a part of us as we work to construct a good brighter future for pets and other people. Thanks a lot for caring about APA! and being such an essential a part of this lifesaving journey.