Adopting from Austin Pets Alive!

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Austin Pets Alive
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Ramzi Khazen has served as an attorney with McKool Smith, PC, since 2008. Outside of his legal work, Ramzi Khazen supports Austin Pets Alive! (APA), an organization that has provided animal rescue and adoption services to the Austin, Texas, region for more than eight years. In this time, APA has saved the lives of over 25,000 dogs and cats.

To begin the adoption process at APA, individuals should visit http://www.austinpetsalive.com and browse the selection of dogs and cats. Some animals may live with a foster family rather than at the APA facility, in which case the organization can put potential adoptive parties in touch with the foster family.

APA encourages individuals and families to spend time with animals prior to taking them home, particularly when it comes to dogs. Adoptive parties must also meet all APA requirements before completing an adoption. Requirements include a meeting with an APA adoption counselor and completing a number of adoption forms and applications. The adoptive party must also be at least 18 and should preferably live within the Austin area, though exceptions can be made. For more information on adopting a dog or cat from APA, visit the organization online.

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Austin Pets Alive: Rehoming Animals with Unique Needs

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Ramzi Khazen works as an associate with McKool Smith, P.C., in Austin, Texas. Involved in his community, Ramzi Khazen spends some of his time away from the office volunteering at Austin Pets Alive.

Austin Pets Alive has saved more than 25,000 animals since it began its rescue mission in 2008. Its programs target key pet demographics to rehome animals with unique situations. These programs include the dog behavior program, for dogs who need behavior modification training; the parvo puppy ICU; Dazey’s Ward, a quarantined space for treating cats with ringworm; and the barn cat program, which locates homes for undersocialized cats.

Austin Pets Alive encourages public involvement in several ways, one of which is the pet foster program. Foster families are required to provide food, shelter, and socialization to the pets in their care until permanent homes can be found. Another way to get involved is to volunteer at the organization’s shelter. Volunteers are required to enroll in training sessions and donate a minimum of six hours of service per month. More information on fostering and volunteering can be found at www.austinpetsalive.org.