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Start Your Own Peer to Peer Fundraiser with Emancipet We’re hoping to ROCK this year’s Amplify Austin. What is it? A 24-hour event that allows people like you (our supporters, fans and friends) to connect with a charity and donate to their mission. Why should I be a part of this? Amplify Austin is critical […]

by B.J. Rogers Leadership in animal welfare (or anywhere) can be a risky proposition. It’s also powerfully fulfilling and in high demand. To stay “in it” and make an impact, it’s critical that we collect tools to keep ourselves clear-headed and healthy. Though “self-care” sometimes sparks eye-rolls, it doesn’t just mean indulgent investment in a […]

Meet Jarett. A friend of his found Lady and her puppy siblings wandering the streets and asked if Jarett wanted to adopt one of the pups. Lady was the only female in the litter so Jarrett chose her. Lady had been with Jarett for less than 24 hours when they came to the clinic yesterday […]

by B.J. Rogers The clock strikes twelve on December 31st and it’s resolution time. Gym memberships sell like crazy and everyone is quitting something (smoking, drinking, eating sweets). Whatever the goal – getting in shape, living healthier – the amazing thing about the start of a new year is what a powerful example it is […]

If they don’t have a thick coat, invest a coat or sweater to keep them warm! If your pet loves to play in the snow, make sure their ears are dry to prevent ear infections For a thin coated dog, make sure they have access to thicker bedding inside the your house. With extra layers […]

Emancipet Closures for the Holiday Season: Below is a full list of clinic closings and re-openings during the holiday season.  For any immediate questions, please contact your local Emancipet. Happy Holidays from your Emancipet Team! All clinics will be closed:  12/24, 12/25, and 12/31 and 1/1. For individual re-openings: Emancipet East:  re-opens on the 26th […]

by B.J. Rogers Whether you’re brand new to supervising, or have been at it for years, no good manager can afford to be without essential tools to do their job well. That’s why we love sharing skills we think rise to the top – and that’ll make your life and the lives of your colleagues […]

We cannot stress more how important microchips are to bringing pets and owners back together. This is Princess and Ziggy! This pair was found by a good Samaritan who brought them to our central Austin branch. We scanned the dog duo for microchips, and once we found them, we called their dad. Dad came right […]

Tis the season for mistletoe, warm meals, and longer wintery (or as close to winter as Texas weather can be) nights. While the ushering in of the holiday season brings joy, there is nothing joyful about having a pet emergency interrupt your cheer. 1. Holiday Food Holiday baking includes a lot of chocolate, seasoned meats, […]

What are Community Cats? From the Animal Humane Society: “Community cats are un-owned cats that live outdoors in the community. They may be feral or friendly, may have been born into the wild, or may be lost or abandoned pets.” Community cats usually live in colonies with other cats. Community cats are everywhere – colonies […]

by B.J. Rogers We’re leadership nerds at the Emancipet New School – always geeking out about new books, great TED Talks, and the most recent podcast a friend or colleague is keen on. Periodically, we love to share those with you, so. . .a few of our faves below! READ:When two of the things I’m most passionate […]

In central Texas, the winter weather seemed to come in screaming this year when outside temps dropped nearly 20 degrees overnight! Fortunately, southerners are used to a quickly changing temperatures this time of the year. However, our feline friends may not be so adept at dealing with significant and rapid weather changes. Community cats are […]

In February, I was helping put on a retreat out in the country. I was headed into town to buy groceries and saw a forlorn figure sitting in the middle of the rural road. I jammed on the brakes and went back to coax him to the side. He came to me. He was a […]

What are Community Cats? From the Animal Humane Society: “Community cats are un-owned cats that live outdoors in the community. They may be feral or friendly, may have been born into the wild, or may be lost or abandoned pets.” Community cats usually live in colonies with other cats.  Community cats are everywhere – colonies […]

Building a shelter for community cats can help ensure that they stay safe, warm and dry throughout the year! Supplies: Quality Plastic Storage Bin (Rubbermaid or similar) that holds around 68 liters. Styrofoam Cooler Straw Exacto Knife 4×6 wood planks 1. Mark and cut out a circular opening on the outside of the bin. This […]