Midmark Donates Pet Containment Units to Austin Pets Alive! in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Dayton, OH
DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 5, 2017 — Midmark Corp., a leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment and technologies, recently donated 10 pet containment units to Austin Pets Alive! to assist in animal rescue efforts after the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.

The focus in Houston by APA! was to aid in the rescue of cats and dogs affected by the hurricane before and after the disastrous flooding. Search and rescue teams, as well as good Samaritans, brought animals to the Austin Pets Alive! rescue/triage command center staged in Katy, Texas. Animals were then examined, scanned for microchips and labeled accordingly (i.e., stray animals, animals previously in a shelter, etc.) then transported to Austin or a temporary shelter in Houston. To date, the organization helped rescued more than 2,500 pets, many in need of medical attention.

Midmark was contacted by APA! about the need for cages specifically for its Cat Intensive Care Unit. A leading provider of animal health solutions, Midmark was able to donate 10 stainless steel cages (containment units) as well as a cat condo unit from its Carthage, Missouri production facility (formerly VSSI, Inc.). The units recently arrived at the Austin facility and will be used to accommodate cats being medically treated and cared for until they are available for adoption. The cat condo unit will provide spacious storage for food, litter, litter pans and other items.

“We cannot express our gratitude for the continued support from the APA! community and businesses like Midmark,” stated Logan Anderson, development associate, Austin Pets Alive!, “Their support has aided in our ability to continue much needed medical assistance for the influx of animals rescued from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.”

“We were extremely excited to donate veterinary equipment to support Austin Pets Alive! in their mission to rescue and care for animals after this tragic event known as Hurricane Harvey,” stated Doug Berner, sales operations manager for Midmark. “Because of the extraordinary dedication by their volunteers, we know there will be many positive outcomes."

For more information, visit austinpetsalive.org.

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Austin Pets Alive! staff members at the Cat Intensive Care Unit in Austin, TX.

About Midmark 
Midmark Corporation, a privately held company founded in 1915, is a leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment and technologies. Our nearly 1,700 teammates worldwide are passionate and courageous leaders focused on making a positive difference in the lives we touch by improving the experience between patients and their caregivers. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Midmark maintains production and administrative offices in Versailles, Ohio. Midmark has six other locations in the United States as well as a number of subsidiaries in the United States, including Versus Technology, Inc. Midmark also maintains international subsidiaries in India, Italy and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Midmark, visit midmark.com.

About Austin Pets Alive!
Austin Pets Alive! is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping the killing of companion animals in Austin and the surrounding areas. Led by Executive Director Dr. Ellen Jefferson DVM, APA! is leading the no-kill movement in Austin by energizing the public and maintaining comprehensive, innovative, life-saving programs designed to save the animals most likely to be euthanized in shelters.

Contact: 
Susan Kaiser
Media and Communications Manager
Midmark Corporation
(937) 528-7529
skaiser@midmark.com