Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (PASS)
Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (PASS) is a service provided by San Antonio Pets Alive! (SAPA!) to help people help their pets to find new homes or to stay in their current homes.
Unfortunately, we do not take animals from the public. We pull straight from the kill list at Animal Care Services and we are the last chance for the pets on that list. For each animal we would take from the public that is one more pet that has to die in the shelter.
PASS was created to fill in that gap by helping the public find resources to help keep their pets or pets they have found, out of the shelter. Our volunteers take emails from pet owners in crisis and sit outside of San Antonio’s Animal Care Services to counsel people who are about to surrender their pet to the kill shelter.
We have a variety of ways we can help you help your pet, from ad placement resources, to low cost medical options, behavioral resources, help with food, and even advocating on your behalf if needed. We are thrilled to share all of these resources with you so we can all work together to make San Antonio a No Kill city as soon as possible.
We will work together with you to determine and implement the best solution for you and your pet. Thank you for caring enough to try to keep your pet out of the shelter.
We are a nonprofit organization run by volunteers with limited funding to help owners rehome their pets. Some participation on your part is required during the process; however, we offer a positive alternative to kill shelters.
Our PASS team is able to send approximately 20-25% of the pets back home who were brought to the shelter to be surrendered, by helping the owners with their problems.
Resources have been provided below to assist you. If you still have questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide as much information as possible. Be sure to leave your name and appropriate contact information.
*Please by patient as a representative will contact you as soon as possible.
We also have a table inside San Antonio’s Animal Care Services Lobby. You are more than welcome to come visit us during normal business hours.