Teens in Foster Care Join Austin Pets Alive!
Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (12-26-2022) #811A: Alexis Telfair-Garcia (the Social Work Program Development Manager at Austin Pets Alive!) has a unique role of bridging support for companion animals and their people, who may face challenges like homelessness, unemployment, cost of veterinary care, mental illness, and hospitalization. In addition they are spearheading a new internship program at the shelter for working age teenagers in foster care who intern 1:1 with a volunteer, learning life and job skills through the human-animal bond, with the possibility of being hired at APA!