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  One of the best parts of volunteering with PPA is getting to know the personalities of all of the animals. Each breed has their own characteristics, but just like us, each pet has their own character, and there is none bigger than Maxwell’s. Maxwell is our resident clown. In true bully breed fashion, he is a lovable lug who just wants to entertain and have fun. At first glance, one might find Maxwell a bit intimidating. He is a stout fellow, but Maxwell is a gentle giant. He loves to be scratched and give kisses. He’s known to jump around in his crate andRead More →

Sometimes I read about someone saying with great authority that animals have no intentions and no feelings, and I wonder, ‘Doesn’t this guy have a dog?’ – Frans De Waal, quoted in The New York Times June 26, 2001 On Sunday, January 17, 2016, Pflugerville Pets Alive was able to pull a sweet, white and black spotted, terrier mix from the Pflugerville Animal Shelter. When we took Annie out of her kennel to meet her foster family, Annie, a 7 month old puppy, was terrified. Her legs were shaking, and she seemed unsure of the situation. Undoubtedly, she has been through this before— and wondersRead More →

Watch Shelby on the news (KXAN) Pflugerville Animal Shelter long-stay, Shelby, recently carried a really big rock out of the creek, which turned out to be a bison bone! Thanks to an invaluable shelter volunteer, who is also a specialist at Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL), the following analysis of Shelby’s fossil find can be shared: This is a photo of Shelby’s bone (on the right) compared to the same element from a species of bison excavated at the Bonfire Shelter archeological site (near Langtry, TX). This is the tag that is associated with the fossilized bison humerus we have here at TARL: What wouldRead More →

Barneigh is in desperate need of donations for hip surgeries, as well as a foster or forever home to recover from those surgeries. Barneigh (6 years old) has severe hip dysplasia and is constant pain. She needs two separate surgeries: 1 for each hip. If she does not have these surgeries, the vet is recommending euthanasia in order to ease her pain. The Pflugerville Animal Shelter is beyond capacity and needs help. Barneigh’s procedures can not be scheduled until she has a foster home lined up. Both Barneigh and Champ have been neglected, and for the first time in their lives, they have a chanceRead More →