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Emancipet returns from second Spayathon for Puerto Rico trip

Emancipet just returned from their second trip to Puerto Rico to provide much-needed medical care and spay/neuter services as part of #SpayathonforPR. The trip was a huge, record-breaking success; the team spayed/neutered 1,137 animals in just 7 days in challenging conditions.

They’re heading back in February for the third of what will be four trips, to continue spreading their mission of providing low cost, high-quality treatments, and spay/neuter services to pets and people who love them. Emancipet is one of 26 organizations working with #SpayathonforPR, organized by The Humane Society of the United States

To help support these trips, and Emancipet’s work around the country including in Austin, Houston, and Philadelphia, go this link to donate: https://bit.ly/2B4hsND.

Emancipet featured on ‘My Cat From Hell’ TV show

Emancipet, the nonprofit on a mission to make veterinary care affordable and accessible for all pet owners, was featured on “Cat Daddy” Jackson Galaxy’s television show My Cat From Hell on Animal Planet on Oct. 20. If you missed it, click here to stream the full episode.

The episode was shot in Philadelphia, where Emancipet has a clinic, and featured CEO Amy Mills and Emancipet staff working with other nonprofits and volunteers to trap/neuter/release community cats (also known as feral cats). It was an emotional and dramatic episode and was the finale of this season of My Cat From Hell. During the show, Emancipet announced a new initiative and fundraising effort to help even more community cats and their caretakers in Philadelphia and the other four cities where Emancipet has clinics, and to help Emancipet expand to even more cities across the U.S.

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Two clients win Austin ‘Best of the Best’ Awards; three are finalists

The Austin American-Statesman announced the winners of its inaugural “Best of the Best” Awards, and we’re thrilled to announce two of our clients won first place in their categories. Congratulations Dr. Michael C. Bell, DDS, PC on winning Best Dentist, and to ThunderCloud Subs on winning Best Sandwich Shop!

We’d also like to commend our clients who were selected as top three finalists for the Best of the Best Awards including Belmont Village Senior Living (nominated for Best Assisted Living Facility and Best Retirement Community), Emancipet (nominated for Best Veterinarian), and The Trail Foundation (nominated for Best Nonprofit).

To read the Austin American-Statesman insert listing the winners and nominees in each category, go to http://statesmanmedia.com/epaper/bestofthebest/2018/. Photos from the event can also be viewed at https://www.statesman.com/photogallery/TX/20180928/NEWS/928009997/PH/1. Read more

Travelers who book pet-friendly homes with HomeAway benefit Emancipet

​HomeAway® recently launched a new travel website of pet-friendly vacation homes, cabins, and condos. To celebrate, the company will donate $100 to Emancipet for every vacation home booked now through Dec. 31 on hmwy.co/pet-travel to help subsidize veterinary care for pets in need.

Check out Liz Parker of Emancipet’s interview on FOX-7’s Good Day Austin at http://www.fox7austin.com/good-day/travel-tuesday-traveling-with-your-pet, and scroll down to learn more about the partnership and see some adorable photos.  Read more

Emancipet’s new Central Austin site featured in Interior Design

Emancipet’s state-of-the-art Central Austin clinic, which opened its doors earlier this year at 1030 Norwood Park Blvd., is featured in the July 2018 issue of Interior Design.

Designed by Perkins + Will, Emancipet’s new 3,900-square-foot clinic was the nonprofit’s first purpose-built clinic. It’s the largest, most efficient, and offers the most amenities for Emancipet’s clients and will serve as a model for all new clinics going forward. Read more

Emancipet performs 750 free spay/neuter surgeries in Puerto Rico

Next Spayathon trip will take place Nov. 3-9

Emancipet, the national nonprofit organization that makes high-quality, low-cost veterinary care accessible to all, is part of a historic initiative to spay and neuter more than 20,000 pets in Puerto Rico, where an estimated 300,000 pets are homeless following Hurricane Maria.

A team of 15 Emancipet veterinarians and staff including CEO Amy Mills traveled to Puerto Rico and performed 750 free spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations for pets and their families earlier this month, and will return Nov. 3-9 to do more. Read more

Emancipet part of historic coalition to help pets in Puerto Rico

Emancipet is one of six organizations leading the surgical work in a historic initiative to spay/neuter and vaccinate more than 20,000 dogs and cats in Puerto Rico, which is still struggling to recover more than six months after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

A team of 16 Emancipet veterinarians and staff, including Emancipet CEO Amy Mills, deployed to Puerto Rico June 3-9 for the first of what will be four trips included in “Spayathon for Puerto Rico,” developed by the Humane Society of the United States. Emancipet is the surgical provider for the Manati sector of the island, and the organization performed 750 spay/neuter surgeries during their first trip, surpassing their goal by 250 surgeries!  Read more

Emancipet CEO praised as visionary speaker by Austin-American Statesman

“One speaker in town who could give (Evan) Smith or (Lawrence) Wright a run for their money is Amy Mills, CEO of Emancipet, an Austin nonprofit that provides free or low-cost spay, neutering and veterinary care at seven clinics in four cities,” said Micheal Barnes, Austin American-Statesman social columnist, in his latest Out & About column.

His recap of Emancipet’s 19th anniversary luncheon and CEO Amy Mills’ visionary keynote speech is copied below, and you can read the full original version of the article on the Statesman’s website here.

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ThunderPets bandanas benefiting Emancipet, April 16-29

ThunderCloud Subs recently announced the return of its popular annual #ThunderPets campaign benefiting Emancipet! From April 16-29, when you make a $5 donation to Emancipet at any ThunderCloud Subs store April 16-29 you’ll get a groovy tie dye ThunderPets pet bandana for your dog or cat to sport around town.  Read more

Emancipet’s 19th anniversary luncheon May 11

Emancipet will celebrate 19 years of serving pets and their people and share the organization’s vision for the future at its annual luncheon on Friday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd.

More than 500 supporters, community leaders, volunteers, and philanthropists will attend the luncheon, Emancipet’s largest annual fundraising event. Tables, sponsorships, and individual tickets can be purchased online at emancipet.org/events/luncheon/. Read more