Mar 18, 2022
I am excited to let you realize that on February 17, 2022, Austin Metropolis Council permitted a one-year extension on our City Lake Animal Middle (TLAC) license settlement in order that we will proceed to barter the a lot longer-term license of 75 years. It’s possible you’ll recall that we did not desire 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 similar time whereas we go into one other yr of negotiation.
We’re very happy with this settlement, because it has unrestricted our work for the subsequent 12 months. This implies we can assist any animal in want and intervene in euthanasia lists, whereas additionally committing to our continued partnership with Austin Animal Middle and to all of the canines and cats in Austin that want our specialised assist. We imagine 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 sturdy and profitable, lengthy into the longer term.
Whereas persevering with to barter with the town the phrases of the 75-year settlement to construct and function at our TLAC campus, we can have time to search out the best areas to accommodate our pets in the course of the eventual demolition and rebuild of the TLAC amenities in addition to to maneuver the a part of our operations that may want extra space than the longer term restricted TLAC website can present. The APA! Board of Administrators has been persevering with to work exhausting 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 transferring forward on finding land of our personal to accommodate a rehabilitation heart for canines who’ve skilled trauma and supply sanctuary for canines and cats. This land can even act as a transport hub for animals who’re in imminent hazard of demise in shelters throughout Texas in order that we will join these cats and canines with organizations in different states who haven’t got sufficient adoptable pets in shelters to fill the loving, adoptive properties which can be out there within the northern area of the nation.
Understanding that a lot of what we do will now not match on the future TLAC website, we’re additionally persevering with our seek for extra amenities in Central Austin for adoptions, clinic, and remedy wards reminiscent of 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 best 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 part of us as we work to construct a good brighter future for pets and folks. Thanks a lot for caring about APA! and being such an necessary a part of this lifesaving journey.