When APA was first coming together as a foster/adopt based rescue we ultimately set out with the mission of saving as many animals as possible. In Texas, along with having the highest euthanasia rates in the country, we also have the least amount of laws and regulations in regards to leash laws, spay/neuter requirements, and animal cruelty laws. Partnered with less state funding for animal control and care it creates a vicious cycle of overly populated high kill shelters and abandonment that we wanted to help break. By transporting our animals to States, mostly in the North East and Canada, that impose much stricter laws and regulations we are able to ensure that more animals get placed in well vetted homes, ultimately saving more lives in the process. While we do still do adoptions, we are able to maximize the total number of lives saved by transporting, therefore we focus heavier on the animal transporting side of the business. It keeps our original mission of saving as many animals as possible at the forefront of our business.
All of our Transport Vans are Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans, outfitted with HVAC in the back portion of the vans to ensure animal comfort. APA has routine stops every 4-6 hours on transports to allow for bathroom breaks and walks. We currently transport to CT, MI, NJ, OH, and Canada.