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Donations can be mailed to:
San Antonio Pets Alive!
PO Box 830006
San Antonio, TX 78283

 

UPDATE (9/5/17) – We are in need of  GIFT CARDS to Walmart or HEB, additionally GAS CARD.  You can drop off gift cards/gas cards to our  Marbach Clinic (9107 Marbach Road Suite #109 San Antonio, TX 78245) or mail in to San Antonio Pets Alive! PO Box 830006, San Antonio, TX 78283.

UPDATE (September 2, 2017) – San Antonio Pets Alive! has already saved over 100 animals from Hurricane Harvey’s devastated Houston and Corpus Christi areas, but rescue efforts can’t stop yet. Tomorrow, SAPA! embarks on another trip to save animals in distress, this time in Brazoria County.  SAPA! will return to San Antonio with 60+ cats and kittens, many of whom have medical conditions.

So far, SAPA! has been involved in 4 journeys to areas hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey to provide relief to exhausted animal welfare workers and the animals who have been suffering.  Trips to these areas haven’t been without difficulties, as SAPA! staff has encountered fuel shortages and roads blocked by high water.  However, many more animals still need to be saved from the flood zones, and entire pet shelters are still at risk.

Thanks to a partnership with Rescue Express, a nonprofit organization out of Oregon, SAPA! is making the trip to Brazoria County in a refurbished school bus capable of transporting 100 animals.  The bus is anticipated to return to SAPA!’s medical facility on Marbach Road tomorrow night around 5pm.  Press is welcome to be present as the animals are unloaded at the facility (Please call for the latest estimated arrival times: 210-570-6277).

After unloading, the animals will be vetted and, if healthy, sent to foster homes who can provide protection, love, and care to the traumatized felines.  Those with more medical concerns will be sent home with trained medical fosters or kept at the clinic. Eventually, the animals will be rehomed via permanent adoptions.

SAPA!’s expertise was needed on this particular rescue mission, as the cats have medical conditions including the common and easily treated fungal skin infection ringworm.  While many shelters either automatically euthanize or refuse to accept animals with ringworm because of the contagious nature of the fungus, SAPA! has always accepted these animals.  SAPA! has developed special protocols that allow effective treatment and reduces the possibility for transmission.

SAPA! is calling on the community of San Antonio and all those who care about the animals suffering as a result of Harvey’s devastation to help in whatever way they can.  SAPA!’s Executive Director Maureen E. O’Nell said, “While our mission is specifically to help the animals who end up at the city shelter, we cannot turn a blind eye to our neighbors in their time of need.  The animals in Houston have found themselves out of options, just like the animals we save from the euthanasia kennels.  We will be continuing our San Antonio operations as usual, but we are glad to be able to help Houston’s most vulnerable animal populations.  Those who want to help have several options, including donating, fostering, volunteering, or bringing supplies.”

As a nonprofit, SAPA! needs time, donations, and supplies to keep the rescue efforts going.  There are a number of ways the community can participate:

*Donations can be made to SAPA!’s website at www.sanantoniopetsalive.org and pressing the “donate” button (or follow this link: https://www.sanantoniopetsalive.org/one-time-donation-form/)

*Interested fosters can fill out the application available at https://www.sanantoniopetsalive.org/foster/.  For questions or more information, email info@sanantoniopetsalive.org.

*Volunteer candidates, please email Jason.hernandez@sanantoniopetsalive.org.

*A list of needed supplies is available here: https://www.sanantoniopetsalive.org/wishlist/.  Donations can be dropped off or mailed to 9107 Marbach Road, Suite #109, San Antonio TX 78245

 

UPDATE  (August 30, 2017) – San Antonio Pets Alive! is packing up for a return trip tomorrow (August 31) to Houston’s storm-ravaged community to rescue more homeless cats and dogs in desperate need. San Antonio Pets Alive! will bring back an additional estimated 30 cats and 40 dogs to their home base in San Antonio.

This past Monday, SAPA! put together an emergency crew to man the mobile adoption unit the Tail Waggin’ on a rescue mission to the outskirts of Houston. Bravely entering the storm’s path, SAPA!’s staff steered the 26-foot vehicle through unrelenting rain to pick up homeless animals affected by Hurricane Harvey. While it was a victory to help the 26 kittens, cats, and dogs reach safety, many more animals remain in the flood zone.  As soon as the animals arrived safely, SAPA! began plans for a return trip.

In order to save even more animals, SAPA! formed a partnership with Oregon-based rescue group Rescue Express.  The nonprofit organization specializes in animal transportation services in order to rehome animals from communities with high levels of pet overpopulation to other areas that don’t have the same issues. With a fleet of refurbished school buses, Rescue Express is donating a bus for SAPA!’s usage.  By tomorrow, the 100-animal capacity bus will be on the road back to Houston – back through the storm’s path to rescue the animals who find themselves out of options.

Once in San Antonio, the animals from Houston will be vetted and, if healthy, sent to foster homes who can provide protection, love, and care to the traumatized animals.  Those with more medical concerns will be sent home with trained medical fosters or kept at the clinic.  Eventually, the animals will be rehomed via permanent adoptions.

SAPA! is calling on the community of San Antonio and all those who care about the animals suffering as a result of Harvey’s devastation to help in whatever way they can.  SAPA!’s Executive Director Maureen E. O’Nell said, “While our mission is specifically to help the animals who end up at the city shelter, we cannot turn a blind eye to our neighbors in their time of need.  The animals in Houston have found themselves out of options, just like the animals we save from the euthanasia kennels.  Those who want to help have several options, including donating, fostering, volunteering, or bringing supplies.”

Donations can be made to SAPA!’s website at www.sanantoniopetsalive.org and pressing the “donate” button.

Interested fosters can fill out the application available at https://www.sanantoniopetsalive.org/foster/.  For questions or more information, emailinfo@sanantoniopetsalive.org.

Volunteer candidates, please email Jason.hernandez@sanantoniopetsalive.org.

A list of needed supplies is available here: https://www.sanantoniopetsalive.org/wishlist/.  Donations can be dropped off or mailed to 9107 Marbach Road, Suite #109, San Antonio TX 78245

 

UPDATE (August 28, 2017) – San Antonio Pets Alive! is lending a helping hand to Houston’s dogs and cats affected by the fury of Hurricane Harvey and the resulting deluge-bringing storms.  It is believed that Hurricane Harvey dumped over 11 trillion gallons on Houston, displacing hundreds of thousands of people.  In the midst of the devastation are homeless dogs and cats who had no shelter in the storm.  Houston’s animal rescuers are sending the dogs rescued from the flooded streets to a triage shelter outside of immediate harm’s way.  Today, San Antonio Pets Alive! will help by driving the organization’s mobile adoption vehicle the Tail Waggin’ to Houston to pick up as many dogs as possible: an estimated 20 to 30 dogs and cats.

The Tail Waggin’ is anticipated to return to SAPA!’s medical facility on Marbach Road later tonight with the animals.  Once here, the animals will be vetted and, if healthy, sent to foster homes who can provide protection, love, and care to the traumatized animals.  Those with more medical concerns will be sent home with trained medical fosters or kept at the clinic.  Eventually, the animals will be rehomed via permanent adoptions.

SAPA! is calling on the community of San Antonio and all those who care about the animals suffering as a result of Harvey’s devastation to help in whatever way they can.  SAPA!’s Executive Director Maureen E. O’Nell said, “While our mission is specifically to help the animals who end up at the city shelter, we cannot turn a blind eye to our neighbors in their time of need.  The animals in Houston have found themselves out of options, just like the animals we save from the euthanasia kennels.  We will be continuing our San Antonio operations as usual, but we are glad to be able to help Houston’s most vulnerable animal populations.  Those who want to help have several options, including donating, fostering, volunteering, or bringing supplies.”

Donations can be made to SAPA!’s website at www.sanantoniopetsalive.org and pressing the “donate” button.

Interested fosters can fill out the application available at https://www.sanantoniopetsalive.org/foster/.  For questions or more information, email info@sanantoniopetsalive.org.

Volunteer candidates, please email Jason.hernandez@sanantoniopetsalive.org.

A list of needed supplies is available here: https://www.sanantoniopetsalive.org/wishlist/.  Donations can be dropped off or mailed to 9107 Marbach Road, Suite #109, San Antonio TX 78245

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Hurricane Harvey is bearing down on South Texas, threatening to unleash a historic and horrific weather event. As the storm nears, we know the situation is going to become even more dire for our San Antonio pets who are at-risk and vulnerable every day.

Right now, we need you to help us to prepare to save these lives. Right now, we need you to donate , to foster, and to spread the word of their plight.

As the City of San Antonio’s largest rescue partner by volume, San Antonio Pets Alive! must be ready to handle the housing needs of homeless pets displaced as the weather event strikes. More animals will find themselves on the euthanasia list at the city shelter.

Operations Director Clare Callison says, “The most important consideration for San Antonio Pets Alive! is always the safety of the animals in our care and the people who care for them. We really need the community to step up and help not only SAPA!’s existing population, but the next round of animals who will be incoming to the city shelter.”

Please give today to help the animals who have no protection from Hurricane Harvey. Through SAPA!, you can be the safe arms to hold them in the storm.

 



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