San Antonio Pets Alive! is a life-saving organization founded on the tenet:
Killing is not a solution.
It is our obligation to find lifesaving solutions.
San Antonio Pets Alive! (SAPA!) began its life saving work as a reaction to a devastating situation in our backyard where thousands (19,458 in 2011 to be exact) of dogs and cats were euthanized at the City’s shelter.
In 2012 SAPA! launched its model of pulling animals at the city shelter who were kenneled and awaiting euthanasia to save their lives. In our now six-year history, SAPA! has saved the lives of over 45,000 dogs and cats with no other hope. San Antonio now consistently realizes a save-rate in the eightieth percentile, some months at ninety percent. The model saves the lives of dogs and cats no one else will help such as puppies with parvovirus, orphaned kittens who are too young to survive without a mother, dogs considered undesirable because of their size or physical characteristics, and thousands more hit by cars, heartworm positive, or abandoned.
We focus on saving the lives of the dogs and cats already on the euthanasia list at the city shelter.