Apr 16, 2021
Austin Pets Alive! is thrilled to announce the return of Paddle for Puppies, introduced by Austin Subaru and hosted at Rowing Dock. Although the format could look just a little completely different from years previous, the idea — and the trigger — are the identical.
As a substitute of internet hosting this fundraiser on at some point, it has been unfold out over the course of a weekend to accommodate social distancing wants. Members can register for his or her most well-liked time slot on one among three days (Might 7, 4-8 pm; Might 8, 8 am-12 pm; Might 9, 8 am-12 pm) and revel in a leisurely paddle, kayak, or canoe experience on their very own down Woman Hen Lake. All members will obtain an unique Paddle for Puppies t-shirt, and all proceeds instantly profit the APA! Parvo Pet ICU.
That is the tenth anniversary of Paddle for Puppies. Since its inception in 2011, Austin Subaru has raised over $20,000 annually by means of this group favourite exercise. APA!’s Parvo Pet ICU is a specialised facility designed to take care of puppies that contract canine parvovirus, a extremely contagious and life-threatening virus. Canines with parvo are sometimes at extraordinarily excessive danger of euthanasia in sure shelters and areas that lack the sources to soundly quarantine and deal with these pups. By means of this program, APA! offers shelters throughout Texas with an alternative choice to euthanasia and saves round 500 lives annually.
Attributable to latest detection of poisons in an algae pattern taken from Lake Austin, APA! just isn’t encouraging members to convey their canines alongside for the paddle presently. People of all ages, nevertheless, are welcome to attend. Registration begins at $40 per grownup, with an optionally available boat rental price. Youngsters underneath 16 may be added on as a second rider for $25. All attendees can register on the Paddle for Puppies web site forward of time.