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In yet another local partnership, Austin FC is teaming up with Austin Pets Alive!, making its rescue dogs honorary mascots for the club.


Different APA! adoptable dogs will be the honorary mascot at each Austin FC regular-season home game this year. This partnership is the first of its kind, in which the club will not have a traditional mascot but instead encourage adoptions of pets in the region.

"Austin FC's partnership with APA! is unique in sports yet incredibly authentic in Austin," said Austin FC President Andy Loughnane. "By featuring APA! dogs as honorary mascots at Austin FC home matches, our Club and supporters can help at-risk dogs in Austin by introducing them to our dog-loving community."

APA! is a local nonprofit that has been in the region for over a decade. The organization says that the partnership will allow it to take its mission even further of rescuing and saving animals.

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