Austin Lost and Found Pets

Austin Lost and Found Pets Join the Austin Lost & Found Pets GROUP if you've lost or found a pet. facebook.com/groups/austinlost

Austin Lost and Found Pets is the primary resource for reuniting missing pets with their families in Austin and the surrounding areas.

‼️💥IMPORTANT: COMMUNITY MEMBERS 💥‼️Please help us REFORM our Austin Animal Shelter by taking action RIGHT NOW and signin...
07/01/2023

‼️💥IMPORTANT: COMMUNITY MEMBERS 💥‼️

Please help us REFORM our Austin Animal Shelter by taking action RIGHT NOW and signing the below petition! Anyone who is a registered voter who lives in Travis County, Texas can sign.

No more excuses by Don Bland, Chief Animal Officer! No more closing intake “indefinitely” and increasing risk of these pets being harmed or maimed let alone not meeting city ordinances, and no more pushing the city’s job off onto community members making the community use their own money, space and resources to help stray, lost and homeless pets! The city’s budget is large and the problem is with mismanagement.

Please see the recommended changes with statistics that are all laid out inside the petition. See petition link below.

Let your voice be heard! Tell City Leaders that WE DEMAND REFORM NOW!

The petition will be sent to members of the City Council, the Assistant City Manager that oversees the shelter Stephanie Hayden-Howard, and our City Mayor Kirk Watson.

Please Sign and Share Widely! We need as many signatures as possible! This petition will only be open for 10 days so ACT NOW and spread the word!

Thank you for all your hard work in trying to keep animals safe and helping to reunite them to their owners. 🐾😻🐶

www.change.org/ReformAACNow

Sharing. Lost Yorkie mix off of South First on Natali St. Contact 562-391-6390 though I wonder if it’s 512.
05/22/2023

Sharing. Lost Yorkie mix off of South First on Natali St. Contact 562-391-6390 though I wonder if it’s 512.

Anyone recognize these two? Found abandoned at the Austin Animal Center yesterday (November 11). Someone may have been t...
11/13/2021

Anyone recognize these two? Found abandoned at the Austin Animal Center yesterday (November 11). Someone may have been trying to drop off these as found dogs, but the shelter was closed.

If you have lost your dog, please check the Austin Animal Center (AAC) every few days. AAC is transporting dogs (lots of...
10/21/2021

If you have lost your dog, please check the Austin Animal Center (AAC) every few days.
AAC is transporting dogs (lots of them) out-of-state (north) on a now regular basis. So if you miss seeing your dog there early on, you may never see your dog again.

These senior dogs are scheduled for the next transport. Dogs that just came in to AAC this month are being put on crates in vans and transported to places like Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Reputable rescues don’t select elderly dogs for transport, nor do they transport up north as the weather gets this cold.

AAC is scheduling dogs for transport that just arrived at the Austin Animal Center in the past few weeks.

Google dogs and transport for horror stories.

Transport is normally used by smaller shelters as an alternative to euthanasia.

Taxpayers fund the Austin Animal Center at $15 million a year. They are using these funds to fund a 1/2 time position and to pay $150 per dog to transport dogs out of Austin.

If you are upset about this, please contact every member of the City Council. Also, contact these people:

Spencer Cronk, City Manager
Anne Morgan, Interim Deputy City Manager Stephanie Hayden-Howard, Assistant City Manager

Anyone recognize this pup?
05/05/2021

Anyone recognize this pup?

If you need help with your pets in this weather, email cold@austinpetsalive.org.If you see another pet suffering in the ...
02/14/2021

If you need help with your pets in this weather, email [email protected].

If you see another pet suffering in the cold, please call 911 - failing to provide adequate shelter is the crime of Animal Cruelty.

Email ASAP - tomorrow will be brutal.

https://www.facebook.com/53557384065/posts/10159568995889066/?d=n

We're not so used to the cold here in sunny Texas! Here are ways you can keep your pets safe when the temperature drops.

Sharing. Lost in Cedar Valley off of 290 West between Oak Hill and Dripping Springs. Black Lab mix named Sasha.
01/19/2021

Sharing. Lost in Cedar Valley off of 290 West between Oak Hill and Dripping Springs. Black Lab mix named Sasha.

***UPDATE*** REUNITED!! Sasha is home safe & sound after 8 days, 10 hours :)

Please spread the word! Sasha was LOST on January 18, 2021 in Austin, TX 78737 near Hwy 290 and Southview Rd

Message from Owner: Our girl got loose while on her walk and she must have lost her way as she hasn't come home. We've been out with our other dog looking for her with no luck. Please contact us if you see her

Description: Black lab mix with white underside. one year old female. Very friendly and gentle, not afraid of strangers

For more info or to contact Sasha's owner, click here: https://www.pawboost.com/p/6753067

Lost or found a pet? Report it to PawBoost here: https://pbrs.io/l/rpl

BAXTER AND COOPER - READY FOR ADOPTIONHi all. These two pups need no introduction as I’m sure many of you have been foll...
01/09/2021

BAXTER AND COOPER - READY FOR ADOPTION

Hi all. These two pups need no introduction as I’m sure many of you have been following their story. To those of you who may be unaware, Baxter (black and brown) and Cooper (blonde) were found in Walnut Creek Park over the Thanksgiving weekend. They have been cared for by their foster, Hong Nga Nguyen, since then. You can view the original found post here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/austinlostandfoundpets/permalink/3859714964053136/

As Austin Animal Center couldn’t guarantee the two of them would stay together, their foster decided to take care of their basic needs and rehome them if owners did not come forward. Baxter and Cooper are extremely bonded and tearing them apart was the last thing we wanted. They were both neutered and received their first rounds of vaccination at Emancipet on December 9, but an unexpected medical emergency arose the next morning that showed Baxter had a perforated intestine that required surgery to save his life. Updated post here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/austinlostandfoundpets/permalink/3909554519069180/

Thanks to the efforts of Hong Nga and the outpouring financial contributions from this group, Baxter was able to receive the care he needed. After a week-long stay at the hospital, Baxter came home on December 16 and has recuperated amazingly, almost as if nothing happened. Now that he and Cooper are healthy and well, we are seeking adopters to give these two a loving furever home.

While Baxter's quality of life remains the same, it's important to keep in mind that these two have been through the wringer. This community went to great lengths to ensure Baxter lived and that he and Cooper can stay together, so please inquire to adopt only if you’re willing to reciprocate that level of love and care for the rest of their lives.

Per Hong Nga’s words, “Cooper and Baxter have been an absolute joy to have in my home, and they certainly brightened up my holidays - despite the stress. They are so loveable and the biggest cuddlers you will ever find. You’ll never have to worry about them leaving your side, because they’ll stay there for as long as they can! I want to say they’re loyal, but they seem to love meeting new people and are easily enticed by treats. They’ve always happily come back to me, so I’ll give them a pass.

When they’re not being adorable softies, they’re zooming around the backyard and wrestling with one another. They’ve still got a ton of that puppy energy, so an active home will be best for them. They love making new dog friends at the dog park. If you’ve got a home with a big backyard and comfy couches and beds, these two will be in doggy heaven.”

The vet has estimated them to be around 1.5 - 2 years old. They are both about 35 pounds.

Adoption Details
--Application Details: If you are interested in adopting, please fill out the application found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Qtm1FGVmihFg4ogyUvXcJk5ebntWX8M-S_mCpp-5ftQ/viewform?edit_requested=true

--Application Fee: Note that while the adoption fee listed on the application is $165, given the special circumstances, the adoption fee for these two will be **$500** plus tax. This will cover many of the costs that have been attributed to their ongoing care as well as ensure that they are going to homes that are serious about adopting.


--Meet and Greet: Potential adopters will be vetted by group admins and a meet and greet will be scheduled, preferably in a public location due to Covid. Any pets and additional members of your home will also need to come. We do not recommend homes with children under the age of 10. Hong Nga will be in attendance to advise on what is the best fit. 


--Pet Insurance and Microchips: Hong Nga has set up pet insurance for the both of them and will be happy to transfer plan ownership. Microchip details will also be transferred to the adopter. 


--Care Notes: Please find Hong Nga’s notes for the dogs at this link for further details on their personality and daily care: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MZiiVPv92L6_i5bBkMQ0nWyJSaXZ0nBb4lre_DCAdvE/edit?usp=sharing

--**Preference will be given to adopters that will take both dogs and keep them together.** However, we will consider separate adopters on the condition that the dogs can meet frequently if there are little to no interest in adopting both. 


You can view additional videos and photos of them here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EY3bO_qOpjhyKeabJ9G_mqjCaD64TxEu?usp=sharing

Baxter urgently needs our help!!! He is one of the two adorable little pups who were found in Walnut Creek Park November...
12/10/2020

Baxter urgently needs our help!!! He is one of the two adorable little pups who were found in Walnut Creek Park November 27th. His foster took Baxter (black and tan) and his beloved companion Cooper (blonde) to Emancipet to be neutered yesterday. Today his foster could tell something was very wrong and took him, first to Austin Vet Care at Central Park (AVC), because she could not get in touch with Emancipet, despite the fact that it appears that they may have been responsible for creating this life-threatening situation during his procedure yesterday.

So far today, she has incurred a $1,234.78 bill at AVC before learning that he needed emergency surgery that they were unable to provide on location. Although Austin animal Center said that they would take him, that would mean that he would most likely be permanently separated from Cooper, which would be devastating for both of them, as they are incredibly attached to one another. His foster rushed him to AVES instead, where they were most recently conducting a “Level 2” exam. We are awaiting those results.

We will most likely need to raise $5000+ to save his life, including the services that have already been incurred so far prior to undergoing surgery. We are expecting to receive a more precise estimate in the next hour or two, however I will be unavailable for several hours shortly and it’s imperative that we begin raising funds to cover Baxter’s expenses right away.

***UPDATE 5:00 pm, Wednesday, 12/10: Here is the estimate that AVES just provided, and it is steep! Baxter’s lifesaving procedure will range from $6,523 to $10,645. Including the $1234.78 already incurred at AVC, That brings the total that we currently need from $7,757.78 to $11,879.78.

I asked his foster, who has been working with them directly, if it might be possible for us to receive a rescue discount, since we are raising the money to cover it. They replied that if they approve us for it, we will receive 10% off. In that case, saving his life will range from $7,105.48 to $10,815.28!!! I will update this just as soon as we know one way or the other.

Thank you all for helping this sweet little guy not only survive this excruciating injury, but hopefully get to live his best life!!! 🥰***

Donate: paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=JGML73FQQ346Q
Venmo: AustinLostAndFoundPets

Here is the link to their original found post: facebook.com/groups/austinlostandfoundpets/permalink/3859714964053136/

Please donate if you can and share this post with your friends. Every little bit adds up and can make a huge difference!

Thank you so much for helping us save this sweet boy, just in time for the holidays!!! 🥰

*Here is what happened in the foster’s own words (written in third person):

“Baxter left his neutering surgery a little shaken, but otherwise happy to be back with his foster mom. He and his brother wobbled home and immediately crashed on the floor after wearing their cones of shame. The grogginess didn't stop Baxter from munching on his greenies, some treats, and a bit of kibble, and he was even happy to go on a walk to use the bathroom.

Everything was normal until bedtime, at which point Baxter went from quiet and resting to agitated. He was crying out in pain and thrashing around to the point where his foster had to hold him down for fear of ripping his incision site. The Emancipet emergency line told his foster that it was likely a reaction to anesthesia, so Baxter and Cooper got to spend the night in their foster's bed.

Baxter did not sleep, and had several more episodes of the pain and thrashing. He would go from calm and relaxed one moment to despondent and crying. After he threw up at around 6 AM and his foster noticed none of the food was digested, she got even more worried and called vets for a second opinion after Emancipet again reassured her it was anesthesia related.

She later took Baxter to the emergency vet, where his pain became more apparent. While his bloodwork was normal, an ultrasound showed he had free fluid in his abdomen. Baxter was rushed to Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center, where they discovered bacteria in his abdomen fluids. His condition has gotten worse and he's got free-flowing diarrhea and urine without even posturing. He was immediately hooked up to receive fluids and the vet is performing another ultrasound to determine whether he will need surgery.”

10/31/2020

**SHARING** Cat with unique “MEOW” was found and is now at the Austin Animal Center

(Will add more info shortly)

09/11/2020

A rare ginger seal pup may have to be rehomed by biologists unless its colony accepts its unique look. The golden pup was born less than a month ago on the island of Tyuleny in the sea of Okhotsk, Russia, where a large colony of seals reside. It was spotted by marine mammal biologist Vladimir & #8230...

Today isn’t just National Dog Day - it’s also ALFP founder Stephanie Martens’ birthday!!! 🐶🥳🎉And we need your support! P...
08/26/2020

Today isn’t just National Dog Day - it’s also ALFP founder Stephanie Martens’ birthday!!! 🐶🥳🎉

And we need your support! Please consider making a tax deductible donation of any amount today. Every little bit can make a big difference in so many lives. 😻❤️🥰

Venmo:
PayPal: paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1528512

Austin Lost & Found Pets
PO Box 152578
Austin, TX 78715

07/17/2020
07/12/2020
AND they’re nicknamed trash pandas! 🤣Perfect. 💯*** We ❤️ raccoons!!! 🤗🛢🐼😷🤎 *** Please be kind to our gentle neighbors. a...
07/09/2020

AND they’re nicknamed trash pandas! 🤣
Perfect. 💯

*** We ❤️ raccoons!!! 🤗🛢🐼😷🤎
*** Please be kind to our gentle neighbors.
aawraustin.com/raccoons.html

Great news!!!
07/08/2020

Great news!!!

Did you hear?! The AWR intake center will re-open tomorrow! We are open for drop off from 9am-4pm every day, weekends and holidays included.🦊🦉🐢🦝
We are sending out a huge thank you to everyone who was willing to take their injured and orphaned animals to our Elgin location the past week and a half (and there were a lot of you)! We truly appreciate everyone's patience and understanding while we were short-staffed. Thank you❤️

The company said it received reports of pets having adverse reactions to 5.5 oz. cans of Natural Balance Ultra Premium C...
07/06/2020

The company said it received reports of pets having adverse reactions to 5.5 oz. cans of Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula.

The concerns are likely due to elevated levels of choline chloride, the company said.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said cats ingesting the product could suffer nausea with excessive salivation, constricted pupils and poor vision, diarrhea or vomiting, or more severe symptoms like difficulty walking, muscle shaking, tremors, irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing and possible cardiac or respiratory failure sometimes leading to death.

The company said it received reports of pets having adverse reactions to Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula. The concerns are likely due to elevated levels of choline chloride, according to the company.

07/04/2020

Family photo during the 1918-1919 pandemic. Importantly, protecting the family cat.

Courtesy of Dublin (California) Heritage Park and Museum.

06/29/2020

**The AWR intake center on MLK is temporarily closed. Due to COVID-related staff shortages, we do not have enough employees to staff both our intake center and our rehabilitation center. We need staff at our rehab center to care for all the critters. If you have an animal that needs help, please bring it to our rehab center: 111 Elbow Bend, Elgin, TX 78621. We will be returning all calls as soon as possible during business hours, so please leave us a message and we will get back to you. We are so sorry for the inconvenience and we thank you for your patience.❤️

Thanks to a group member’s suggestion, you can now donate to ALFP on Venmo! https://venmo.com
05/21/2020

Thanks to a group member’s suggestion, you can now donate to ALFP on Venmo!


https://venmo.com

SWEET YOUNG BELLA NEEDS OUR HELP!!!This past Friday, Bella’s foster scheduled her surgery for May 27th, however Veterina...
05/18/2020

SWEET YOUNG BELLA NEEDS OUR HELP!!!

This past Friday, Bella’s foster scheduled her surgery for May 27th, however Veterinary Surgical Solutions just reached out to let her know that they had a cancellation for tomorrow, so tomorrow it is!!!

We raised $165.71 more than we needed for her emergency veterinary appointment when she could no longer walk last month, which is going towards this procedure. The estimate for tomorrow’s surgery is between $2402.75 and $2662.65, which means we still need to raise $2,496.94 by tomorrow, if possible - and with this amazing group of animal lovers, we know it’s possible!!!

She is WAY too young to not be able to run and play and enjoy this beautiful life - and we’re not going to let that happen!!!

Please help us cover these expenses so that she can live her BEST LIFE doing “zoomies” with a new family that LOVES her once she has completed physical therapy and is fully HEALED!!!

Thank you all SO MUCH!!! 💕🥰🐾

paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1528512

😍

*This total does not include her physical therapy, which will run about $400 and will not begin until she has had a couple of weeks to heal.

We are so excited to change her life in such a meaningful way, and it simply wouldn’t be possible without the kindness and generosity of people like you.
💕🥰🐾

The noise from the flyover this afternoon could be very scary for your pets. Please do what you can to keep them calm an...
05/13/2020

The noise from the flyover this afternoon could be very scary for your pets. Please do what you can to keep them calm and safe during this display.

05/05/2020

It’s Giving Tuesday. If you have ever used our platform for a lost or a found pet, please support us.

04/11/2020

FYI, when guiding people to our group, you can create a hyperlink to ALFP by putting @ in front of Austin Lost and Found Pets.

Please note: Clicking the ALFP logo with the white background creates a link directly to our group, while clicking the ALFP logo with the green background creates a link to this page.

Hey guys! Bella has been in foster since last week when she was found in south Austin. Today, she suddenly lost the abil...
04/08/2020

Hey guys! Bella has been in foster since last week when she was found in south Austin. Today, she suddenly lost the ability to walk. She’s at the emergency vet right now that’s partnered with AAC but they will not accept her for intake due to her being found a few days ago and we’re being asked to cover the costs to figure out what’s going on with this sweet pup. Please help donate to her vet bill.

http://paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1528512

Update: I just got off the phone with her foster. She just picked her up from the emergency hospital.

Judging from her x-rays, the vet said that it appears that she has an old injury in her knee. However the vet also said that it looks like she has tire tracks on her from being hit by a car recently.

Right now, doctor’s orders are for her to stay as motionless as possible for the next two weeks. She was given pain relief. She will need surgery once she has healed and the inflammation is down in a couple of weeks.

She is only two or three years old, and we simply cannot allow her to live with this kind of pain for the rest of her life if we can prevent it. And we can. And we will. With your help.

We will forward her x-rays to Dr. Lewis with Veterinary Surgical Solutions in the next day or two in order to get her upcoming orthopedic surgery scheduled.

Same!!! 😹
03/26/2020

Same!!! 😹

03/20/2020

People home with pets: Tell us what they're up to, only refer to them as your “coworkers.”
It's hilarious!!!
💕😹🐾

03/13/2020

Keeping animals out of the shelter has become even more important as we anticipate the impact COVID-19 may have on shelter operations. So Austin Animal Center has partnered with the Austin Fire Department and Austin Parks and Recreation Department to provide each of their locations with a microchip scanner.

Now, if you find a lost pet, you need only visit your closest AFD station or City of Austin Recreation Center, have the pet scanned and find out if you can reunite them with their family! This will prevent many lost animals from ever needing to enter the stressful shelter system, and keep them with the families who love them. And REMEMBER Austin Lost and Found Pets Street Team volunteers have been providing mobile microchip scanning services to our community for more than four years now, so if you can’t leave, we may be able to arrange to come to you.

Unfortunately, ALFP discovered that the training video that was provided to the Austin Fire Department and Parks and Recreation lacks VERY crucial information. They are being told to only scan around the neck & shoulders of found animals. As we know from doing this for nearly eight years, microchips can migrate and often move throughout animals’ bodies. (They are about the size of a grain of rice.) They have been found in noses, ears, tails, legs, feet, bellies and even ge****ls. That means that if a microchip is not detected in the shoulder area, the person that is scanning must then scan the entire body of the animal. The person scanning may not know this, so it will be your job to inform them. If the animal seems fractious and might bite, however, we do not want anyone aside from pet professionals doing full body scans. You will need to attain a full body scan from an emergency vet clinic or the Austin Animal Center.

We’ve discovered that most “lost” pets brought to Austin Animal Center are found less than 1000 feet from their front door, so they’re not really so lost after all! Please help us keep pets out of the shelter, by utilizing these microchip scanners and getting animals back where they belong.

Thank you, AFD & Parks and Rec, for partnering with AAC and improving the lives of pets all over Austin!

*Please note that if a microchip is NOT registered or the contact information is incorrect or outdated, ALFP can most likely obtain that information, so please make sure to hang onto the microchip number of the animal you have found. Please message our page with the number in those cases. Thanks so much!

You still have an  hour to Amplify Austin Lost and Found Pets!!! Amplify Austin: I Live Here I Give Here ends at 6 p.m.,...
03/06/2020

You still have an hour to Amplify Austin Lost and Found Pets!!! Amplify Austin: I Live Here I Give Here ends at 6 p.m., and we're counting on your support! If we've ever helped you locate a furry family member or an owner - or you appreciate what we do - please consider making a donation. Although Amplify Austin Day ends at 6:00, the fundraiser continues until March 31st, so if you have to wait until payday, it's not too late to show your support for the incredibly important, lifesaving work we do.

www.amplifyatx.org/organizations/austin-lost-and-found-pets

Austin Lost and Found Pets and the ALFP Street Team make a tremendous impact on literally thousands of animals and the people that love them in and around Austin each year. We save lives. We give much-needed assistance, guidance and support to frantic owners, as well as those that have found pets. And we go above and beyond to reunite families 24/7, 365 days of the year.

This year, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is working with I Live Here I Give Here to spread the love during Amplify Austin Day. When you donate to Austin Lost and Found Pets, Tito’s Handmade Vodka will add an extra $5 to your donation—just be sure to enter when you check out. And an anonymous donor has offered a $25,000 matching grant to be distributed among all participating Animal Care & Services organizations, which means your donation will have an even greater impact for ALFP!!!

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Anyone recognize these two? Found abandoned at the Austin Animal Center yesterday (November 11). Someone may have been trying to drop off these as found dogs, but the shelter was closed.
If you have lost your dog, please check the Austin Animal Center (AAC) every few days.
AAC is transporting dogs (lots of them) out-of-state (north) on a now regular basis. So if you miss seeing your dog there early on, you may never see your dog again.

These senior dogs are scheduled for the next transport. Dogs that just came in to AAC this month are being put on crates in vans and transported to places like Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Reputable rescues don’t select elderly dogs for transport, nor do they transport up north as the weather gets this cold.

AAC is scheduling dogs for transport that just arrived at the Austin Animal Center in the past few weeks.

Google dogs and transport for horror stories.

Transport is normally used by smaller shelters as an alternative to euthanasia.

Taxpayers fund the Austin Animal Center at $15 million a year. They are using these funds to fund a 1/2 time position and to pay $150 per dog to transport dogs out of Austin.

If you are upset about this, please contact every member of the City Council. Also, contact these people:

Spencer Cronk, City Manager
Anne Morgan, Interim Deputy City Manager Stephanie Hayden-Howard, Assistant City Manager
Anyone recognize this pup?
❄‼️📣There is more gear at TLAC right now than we know what to do with:
*crates (all sizes)
*blankets
*heating pads
*tarps
*pet jackets (all sizes)
*and more!

COME AND GET IT! IF you or someone in your neighborhood are in need right now, you're welcome to get it. ONLY DO SO if you FEEL SAFE about traveling.

You're also welcome to join the Emergency Response FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/123492509665784

I know most of y'all are already plugged into your local Next Door apps and local pages so feel free to share any posts of NEED or HAVE to your communities!
If you need help with your pets in this weather, email [email protected].

If you see another pet suffering in the cold, please call 911 - failing to provide adequate shelter is the crime of Animal Cruelty.

Email ASAP - tomorrow will be brutal.

https://www.facebook.com/53557384065/posts/10159568995889066/?d=n
Sharing. Lost in Cedar Valley off of 290 West between Oak Hill and Dripping Springs. Black Lab mix named Sasha.
BAXTER AND COOPER - READY FOR ADOPTION

Hi all. These two pups need no introduction as I’m sure many of you have been following their story. To those of you who may be unaware, Baxter (black and brown) and Cooper (blonde) were found in Walnut Creek Park over the Thanksgiving weekend. They have been cared for by their foster, Hong Nga Nguyen, since then. You can view the original found post here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/austinlostandfoundpets/permalink/3859714964053136/

As Austin Animal Center couldn’t guarantee the two of them would stay together, their foster decided to take care of their basic needs and rehome them if owners did not come forward. Baxter and Cooper are extremely bonded and tearing them apart was the last thing we wanted. They were both neutered and received their first rounds of vaccination at Emancipet on December 9, but an unexpected medical emergency arose the next morning that showed Baxter had a perforated intestine that required surgery to save his life. Updated post here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/austinlostandfoundpets/permalink/3909554519069180/

Thanks to the efforts of Hong Nga and the outpouring financial contributions from this group, Baxter was able to receive the care he needed. After a week-long stay at the hospital, Baxter came home on December 16 and has recuperated amazingly, almost as if nothing happened. Now that he and Cooper are healthy and well, we are seeking adopters to give these two a loving furever home.

While Baxter's quality of life remains the same, it's important to keep in mind that these two have been through the wringer. This community went to great lengths to ensure Baxter lived and that he and Cooper can stay together, so please inquire to adopt only if you’re willing to reciprocate that level of love and care for the rest of their lives.

Per Hong Nga’s words, “Cooper and Baxter have been an absolute joy to have in my home, and they certainly brightened up my holidays - despite the stress. They are so loveable and the biggest cuddlers you will ever find. You’ll never have to worry about them leaving your side, because they’ll stay there for as long as they can! I want to say they’re loyal, but they seem to love meeting new people and are easily enticed by treats. They’ve always happily come back to me, so I’ll give them a pass.

When they’re not being adorable softies, they’re zooming around the backyard and wrestling with one another. They’ve still got a ton of that puppy energy, so an active home will be best for them. They love making new dog friends at the dog park. If you’ve got a home with a big backyard and comfy couches and beds, these two will be in doggy heaven.”

The vet has estimated them to be around 1.5 - 2 years old. They are both about 35 pounds.

Adoption Details
--Application Details: If you are interested in adopting, please fill out the application found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Qtm1FGVmihFg4ogyUvXcJk5ebntWX8M-S_mCpp-5ftQ/viewform?edit_requested=true

--Application Fee: Note that while the adoption fee listed on the application is $165, given the special circumstances, the adoption fee for these two will be **$500** plus tax. This will cover many of the costs that have been attributed to their ongoing care as well as ensure that they are going to homes that are serious about adopting.


--Meet and Greet: Potential adopters will be vetted by group admins and a meet and greet will be scheduled, preferably in a public location due to Covid. Any pets and additional members of your home will also need to come. We do not recommend homes with children under the age of 10. Hong Nga will be in attendance to advise on what is the best fit. 


--Pet Insurance and Microchips: Hong Nga has set up pet insurance for the both of them and will be happy to transfer plan ownership. Microchip details will also be transferred to the adopter. 


--Care Notes: Please find Hong Nga’s notes for the dogs at this link for further details on their personality and daily care: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MZiiVPv92L6_i5bBkMQ0nWyJSaXZ0nBb4lre_DCAdvE/edit?usp=sharing

--**Preference will be given to adopters that will take both dogs and keep them together.** However, we will consider separate adopters on the condition that the dogs can meet frequently if there are little to no interest in adopting both. 


You can view additional videos and photos of them here:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EY3bO_qOpjhyKeabJ9G_mqjCaD64TxEu?usp=sharing
Baxter urgently needs our help!!! He is one of the two adorable little pups who were found in Walnut Creek Park November 27th. His foster took Baxter (black and tan) and his beloved companion Cooper (blonde) to Emancipet to be neutered yesterday. Today his foster could tell something was very wrong and took him, first to Austin Vet Care at Central Park (AVC), because she could not get in touch with Emancipet, despite the fact that it appears that they may have been responsible for creating this life-threatening situation during his procedure yesterday.

So far today, she has incurred a $1,234.78 bill at AVC before learning that he needed emergency surgery that they were unable to provide on location. Although Austin animal Center said that they would take him, that would mean that he would most likely be permanently separated from Cooper, which would be devastating for both of them, as they are incredibly attached to one another. His foster rushed him to AVES instead, where they were most recently conducting a “Level 2” exam. We are awaiting those results.

We will most likely need to raise $5000+ to save his life, including the services that have already been incurred so far prior to undergoing surgery. We are expecting to receive a more precise estimate in the next hour or two, however I will be unavailable for several hours shortly and it’s imperative that we begin raising funds to cover Baxter’s expenses right away.

***UPDATE 5:00 pm, Wednesday, 12/10: Here is the estimate that AVES just provided, and it is steep! Baxter’s lifesaving procedure will range from $6,523 to $10,645. Including the $1234.78 already incurred at AVC, That brings the total that we currently need from $7,757.78 to $11,879.78.

I asked his foster, who has been working with them directly, if it might be possible for us to receive a rescue discount, since we are raising the money to cover it. They replied that if they approve us for it, we will receive 10% off. In that case, saving his life will range from $7,105.48 to $10,815.28!!! I will update this just as soon as we know one way or the other.

Thank you all for helping this sweet little guy not only survive this excruciating injury, but hopefully get to live his best life!!! 🥰***

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Here is the link to their original found post: facebook.com/groups/austinlostandfoundpets/permalink/3859714964053136/

Please donate if you can and share this post with your friends. Every little bit adds up and can make a huge difference!

Thank you so much for helping us save this sweet boy, just in time for the holidays!!! 🥰

*Here is what happened in the foster’s own words (written in third person):

“Baxter left his neutering surgery a little shaken, but otherwise happy to be back with his foster mom. He and his brother wobbled home and immediately crashed on the floor after wearing their cones of shame. The grogginess didn't stop Baxter from munching on his greenies, some treats, and a bit of kibble, and he was even happy to go on a walk to use the bathroom.

Everything was normal until bedtime, at which point Baxter went from quiet and resting to agitated. He was crying out in pain and thrashing around to the point where his foster had to hold him down for fear of ripping his incision site. The Emancipet emergency line told his foster that it was likely a reaction to anesthesia, so Baxter and Cooper got to spend the night in their foster's bed.

Baxter did not sleep, and had several more episodes of the pain and thrashing. He would go from calm and relaxed one moment to despondent and crying. After he threw up at around 6 AM and his foster noticed none of the food was digested, she got even more worried and called vets for a second opinion after Emancipet again reassured her it was anesthesia related.

She later took Baxter to the emergency vet, where his pain became more apparent. While his bloodwork was normal, an ultrasound showed he had free fluid in his abdomen. Baxter was rushed to Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center, where they discovered bacteria in his abdomen fluids. His condition has gotten worse and he's got free-flowing diarrhea and urine without even posturing. He was immediately hooked up to receive fluids and the vet is performing another ultrasound to determine whether he will need surgery.”