Dear Lifesaving Friends,

As you have seen, there have unfortunately been MANY Code Reds in the last few weeks. SAPA! defines Code Red when 25 or more dogs and puppies are being released by San Antonio Animal Care Services for possible euthanasia due to lack of space. As a supporter of our organization, we believe it is important to inform you of the current situation in our city. Innocent puppies are being placed on this list in addition to healthy, adoptable dogs. Since the last week in June, we pulled eleven moms and their puppies into our care. They are staying at our Building One Rescue Center and Medical Care Center, which is not the ideal environment for these moms and small pups with weak immune systems. We hope to find fosters soon for these families.

Summers are never easy, but we have faced our fair share of challenges this year. Our lifesaving continues despite facing recent challenges of broken air conditioning units, flooding, staff shortages, distemper outbreaks, and high medical expense bills. We are grateful to partner in BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters National Crisis summer adoption event this month. Many of our animals have found wonderful families to call their own. 

Thank you for standing by us through thick and thin, in good and bad. Our animals and supporters motivate us to keep going and to be the voice for the animals that need us the most. 

With hope and gratitude, 



Rebecca Mayberry
Executive Director 




You Made this Possible! 




Upcoming Events 


BISSELL Pet Foundation Empty the Shelters



With the euthanasia of homeless dogs up 22% in just the first quarter of 2022 alone, BISSELL Pet Foundation and Cathy Bissell are aiming to “Empty the Shelters” by sponsoring reduced adoption fees of $25 from July 11-31.

This event is hosted in more than 275 shelters in 40 states, including San Antonio Pets Alive!.

ALL kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs that are adopted at one of our locations during "Empty the Shelters" have an adoption fee of $25! (Excluding our ambassador animals.)

We encourage you to stop by one of our locations or visit our website to find the perfect pet to adopt! 




Hello Summer Pet Photo Contest 



San Antonio Pets Alive! "Hello Summer Pet Photo Contest" continues now until July 31st, 2022! There is still time to enter your pet in the contest or vote for your favorite pet! Trust us, you don't want to miss out on the fun! 

ALL are welcome to participate in this pet photo contest! We have many cute participants already, and encourage everyone to visit to sign your pet up as a participant or support current pets! 

Your participation supports our lifesaving work in providing care and finding loving forever families for our community’s most vulnerable pets.





Kitten Party



Join us on August 5th for a Kitten Party!  This event is filled with cuddles, purrs. and cuteness! If you would like to join us, please click below to purchase a ticket, $30/person! Hurry! Space is limited!




Paws for Celebration 



On October 20, 2022, San Antonio Pets Alive! is hosting its 3rd annual Paws for Celebration fundraising event. Please join us for our luncheon fundraiser, on Thursday, October 20 at the beautiful Veranda. You’ll get to mingle with like-minded individuals, enjoy a fabulous lunch, bid on auction items, purchase a raffle ticket, and cuddle with adorable rescue puppies and kittens.

Sponsorships, underwriting opportunities, and tickets are currently available. Please visit here for more information. 

Thank you to our Top Dog Presenting Sponsor, Thomas J. Henry!



We're seeking artists to support our Paws for Celebration luncheon by donating artwork for our silent auction and/or creating paw print artwork with our animals. If interested, please email



Foster of the Month - Michele Villarreal



Congratulations to our fantastic foster, Michele Villereal, for being nominated by San Antonio Pets Alive!'s foster team as July's foster of the month!

Michele was inspired to help animals in need after losing her beloved dog of 18 years, Kylie. Michele said, "I foster because my heart isn't ready to adopt yet. I miss having a pet around to keep me company, so I decided to open up my home and help animals in need."

Michele is always willing to lend a helping hand. She fosters puppies and large dogs recovering from injuries. In between fostering, she willingly picks up pups from our different locations and takes them to adoption events to help them get adopted. Michele also volunteers to take her fosters to news interviews and shares her fostering experience to encourage others. She is currently fostering Bailey, an adult dog now that is healing from a femoral head ostectomy, and is currently undergoing heartworm treatment. In addition, she is temporarily fostering a puppy from our Petco adoption center.  

We are grateful for Michele and are lucky to have her help! Michele has been a foster for less than a year and has already made a significant difference to our lifesaving mission. 




Fosters Needed! 


We need your help! Our lifesaving efforts have not slowed down. Many puppies, dogs, kittens, and cats urgently need foster families. Support, supplies, and your foster's medical care are provided by San Antonio Pets Alive!. 

Can you help? Please email



Droopy is an adorable 3-month-old puppy. He is outgoing and lovable! He is a goofy, social pup! Droppy always has a smile on his face! He is eager to explore the world outside of the kennel. He is at a great age to be in a foster home and be with someone who can teach him manners and be ready to find his forever family. 



This momma is adoption ready! She would do great in a foster home, while she waits for her forever home. Java has a beautiful dilute calico coat and her sweet personality, she would be the perfect addition to a family that can give her all the head scratches and sun-patch cat napping that she desires. 



Daisy is a 1-year-old female who is intact and weighs 50 lbs. She came in with her six puppies that have since weaned, and she is working on drying up so she can be spayed! She is so sweet and gentle with everyone she meets. She has done well meeting male and female dogs. 



Juno likes to keep to herself but will head bump you for pets. Her raspy voice is the cutest thing. She enjoys her naps and likes to people watch. She has been in our care for more than 100 days and has not had any luck finding her forever family. 




Thank You, Media Partners! 



Thank you to our media partners, Kens 5, News 4, Univision, and San Antonio Report for featuring our lifesaving work and the Code Reds occurring in our city. Your support has helped us spread awareness and bring light to what is going on in the animal welfare sector. 



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San Antonio Pets Alive!
PO Box 830006
San Antonio, TX 78283





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