The Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions is turning one this month. Since its opening in October 2013, The Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions has been instrumental in San Antonio Pets Alive!’s ability to increase the live release rate at San Antonio Animal Care Services. With over 3,000 adoptions in less than one year, the center is now a focal point for SAPA!’s adoption program as well as a hub for community engagement initiatives at the Petco Pavilion including a monthly pet market, dog walking volunteer groups, weekly meetings for a local 4-H Club and the location of this year’s TPR “All Pets Considered” event. The central location of the center has allowed SAPA! to extend its supporter network and ultimately strengthen its presence within the community.
Meet Arabella. She was 2 years old and suffering from mange and emaciation when she was rescued from the city shelter and taken in to our program. She was at the center for four weeks before being adopted by Laura Gonzalez. She was still recovering from hair loss caused by mange, but her new mom continued care with medication, coconut oil and love. She gained 15 lbs. and her beautiful fur coat grew back. Like many other adoptable dogs and cats at the center, Arabella found her happy ending!
In celebration of The Paul Jolly Center and to all of those that have supported our work this past year, SAPA! and Petco are teaming up to host a family friendly event on Saturday, October 25. Bring your wolf pack and have a doggone good time dancing to the beats of Jason Saldana, getting your grub on with Cheesy Jane’s food truck, winning our Halloween costume contest, and saying “cheese” for the pumpkin patch photo–op. The first 150 past adopters will also receive a Petco swag bag, so get there early! A special “Walk of Life” will take place at 1 p.m. in Brackenridge Park where all dogs and their humans are welcome to join. Of course, all of our wonderful pets will be available for adoption and freshly groomed thanks to Petco’s expert grooming department. For one day only, folks can add a new member to the family for a donation to SAPA!
Thank you for making our first year one for the books!
We could not have done it without our amazing supporters who have helped find homes for countless animals. Your commitment to making San Antonio a No Kill city is demonstrated through your passion and generosity. With your help, we will become the largest No Kill city in the nation!