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This page is dedicated to one teeny, tiny little puppy named Joshua and all the vulnerable puppies, kitties, cats and dogs who deserve protection and love.  Joshua was born with a cleft lip and palate to a mama dog named Delilah whose fate landed her in the euthanasia kennels at the city shelter. From the moment he was born, Joshua was unable to latch on to his mother and receive the sustenance his body required to survive. The staff of San Antonio Pets Alive! who had saved Delilah knew Joshua’s survival depended on us. We quickly intervened and began feeding Joshua through a tube. He started to grow! He had a bubble bath! He chewed on a binky! And we, well, we all fell in love with this fragile puppy.

On May 6th, Joshua passed away after he aspirated. It was a risk at every feeding. And we, we mourned. Across the country those who had fallen in love with Joshua were brought to tears. This teeny, tiny, little puppy named Joshua brought us joy. He lifted our spirits. He reminded us that family comes in many forms. He reminded us how powerful love is.

The JOSHUA MEMORIAL FUND will allow San Antonio Pets Alive! to care for the most vulnerable.

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Email Archives

March 31 - You’ll Fall in Love with Joshua

April 1 - Joshua Update

April 2 - What a Difference a Day Makes! See Joshua Now!

April 3 - Joshua is Moving Up

April 4 - Joshua Has Something to Say Today

April 5 - Joshua's Journey Continues

April 6 - Are You in Joshua's Family?

April 8 - See Joshua Shake a Leg

April 10 - Joshua's Progress is Just What You Need to Boost Your Monday Mood!

April 11 - You Won't Want to Miss Joshua's First Bubble Bath

April 12 - Joshua the Chunky Monkey

April 13 -Joshua's Grand Opening

April 14 - Joshua and the Big Comfy Bed

April 15 - Joshua Spends His Saturday at the Vet

April 16 - Everybunny Who Loves Joshua Must See this Video

April 17 - Joshua's Usual Monday Visit to Our Hearts

April 18 - Joshua's Future

April 19 - Joshua Has a Binky

April 20 - Joshua's First Tooth

April 21 - Joshua's Friends and Family

April 23 - Joshua's Sunday Morning

April 24 - Joshua Wants Your Puppy Love

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