You Keep Hope Alive
When we saw Hurricane Harvey coming, we knew we had to help our neighbors. Why? Because people and animals needed us. Shelters were flooded, condemned, or wholly destroyed. Animals in those shelters were already homeless, some waiting many months to find their forever families.
When San Antonio Pets Alive! stepped in, we quickly gathered these pets, tended to their needs, provided medical care, and worked with partners across the country and here in Texas to find the right homes.
With the help of the people who donate, volunteer, and foster, we took on the monumental task of saving these lives. Please help us keep hope alive for the most vulnerable animals.
Lacy Needed Hope
This sweet, tiny girl had a rough life before we met her. When she was rescued near Houston, she had multiple injuries, a worrisome and painful skin infection, and heartworm. She found herself in a shelter in late August 2017, waiting for someone to love her.
Because of Hurricane Harvey, Lacy’s situation became dire. The shelter was no longer able to care for her and many others. As shelter officials worked to move animals out to make room for animals rescued from flooded streets, SAPA! arrived with a bus capable of moving 70 animals.
No one knows for sure how, but Lacy sneaked out of her kennel. She was running around as SAPA!’s Executive Director, Maureen E. O’Nell, stopped to send a communication back to headquarters. Next thing she knew, Lacy was literally on her lap. Maureen looked into the soulful eyes of this little gray dog and told her, “Your worries are over! You are coming with us!”
After her initial medical exam, it was clear that Lacy needed time to heal: both her body and her heart. She’d been through trauma, but was determined to make it. Lacy got an oh-so-good bubble bath and some delicious nourishing food. She found respite with an experienced medical foster who tended to her wounds while encouraging her soul.
After some time to decompress, Lacy was ready for her forever family. Each day, she showed us how much her personality sparkles and how she adores everyone’s lap. She showed us, despite her background, she was made to bring joy to others. She is a natural healer. Lacy now finds her home and purpose helping others in dire straits as a compassionate companion to many in a treatment facility. Lacy’s journey of healing started with hope — hope delivered by SAPA! and made possible by supporters like you.