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Friends of Austin Animal Center: Amplify Austin Nonprofit Spotlight

RecognizeGood’s mission is to illuminate good in the greater Austin community, and through our partnership with I Live Here I Give Here and the community-wide day of giving known as Amplify Austin Day, we’re proud to showcase one way we’re doing that.

Since its launch in 2007, I Live Here I Give Here has helped raise over $100MM for Central Texas nonprofit organizations by helping promote over 700 nonprofit members and help tell their stories. Storytelling is something that many nonprofits struggle with, but thanks to the RecognizeGood partnership the I Live Here I Give Here staff was able to thoughtfully invite a group of nonprofits to tell their story through RecognizeGood. The videos in this series will be shown during Amplify Live, a 24-hour livestream that provides engaging content to attract donors to interact with the Amplify Austin site.

Thanks to our venue host for this series, Monks Jazz Club in east Austin!

Nonprofit Spotlight: Friends of Austin Animal Center

Nonprofit Representative: Kimberly White-Erlinger, Director of Community Engagement

Mission: Friends of Austin Animal Center helps keep pets in homes, helps shelter pets find new families, and provides enrichment and care for the pets (and humans!) in the shelter. We address animal medical issues, behavioral challenges, shelter stresses, facility needs, and costs of ownership — helping Austin’s shelter pets find and stay in their forever homes.

Our Favorite Parts:

“Pretty much every animal that you have seen or met in the Austin area has been touched by Austin Animal Center at some point…We touch 18,000 animals a year.”

“We will buy toys; we will buy treats. We may spend a little extra money on some behavior training that’s completely force-free.”

“When people support Friends of Austin Animal Center, they’re supporting a wide range of opportunities to support the no-kill ethos of Austin Animal Center and really support the idea of Austin being the largest no-kill city in the country.”

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