San Antonio Pets Alive! Back to School Adoption event this weekend


  San Antonio Pet’s Alive! (SAPA) has saved (sheltered, spayed, neutered, vaccinated, medically treated, microchipped, fostered, and adopted out) over 4000 cats and dogs since they opened their doors in January 2012.  But the number of stray and surrendered dogs, puppies, cats and kittens coming into Animal Control Services facilities is increasing daily at an alarming rate. This means SAPA needs forever homes and foster parents for the rescues currently being sheltered to make room for the influx of homeless dogs and cats. Just in time for back to school, San Antonio Pets Alive! wants to show off their wonderful summer collection of animal companions. They are featuring their lovely black dogs and cats. Pets with black coats are sometimes over-looked and  become "long stays," animals that desperately need to be adopted or fostered. When they are placed, SAPA can use their space to house the onslaught of animals needing to be rescued now.  Research shows that people with dogs and cats feel considerably less stress and are generally happier. What better way to transition back into the grind of school than with faithful and loving four legged friends? Partake in relaxing belly rubs. Healthy dog walks. Fetch. Purrrr therapy. The advantages of adopting and fostering rescue pets are endless. Price includes spay, neuter, microchip and vaccinations: Two is better than One special "Grown Up" Cats- 2 for $15 and "Baby" Kittens (under 4 months) 2 for $35 and 1 for $30 “Grown Up” Dogs $20 "Baby" Puppies (under 4 months) $35 *All Prices are contingent on an approved adoption application Saturday August 25 11:00am - 7:00pm and Sunday August 26 from 11:00am - 5:00pm


Havana’s Success Story

 Havana is a six month old Labrador puppy who arrived at Animal Care Services in late July 2012 in the arms of a Park Ranger. He had found her abandoned in a wooded area of a park, after someone had broken her back legs with possibly a baseball bat. Despite the terrible pain she was in, she still had life in her eyes and a wagging tail for the people she met. It was obvious, she wanted to live and be loved. Without San Antonio Pets Alive stepping in, her fate would have definitely been euthanasia. Without the support and coverage of the local San Antonio media and generous donations from the community, Havana could not have received the serious surgeries she needed on both knees within days of rescuing her. Today she is recovering in a foster home with all the love she deserves, and someday, she will get to run and play again. Help SAPA keep helping the dogs and cats who need us most.

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