Dear Lifesaving Friends,

To help alleviate kennel space at our onsite locations, we are having a free adoption special this week for onsite dogs and puppies. Please help spread the word to friends and family looking to adopt and encourage them to adopt don’t shop!

The heavy releases devastatingly continue, and we continue to remain full. For the first 14 days of October, there have been six code reds at the city shelter, 25 or more dogs and puppies being on the euthanasia list for that day. Two of those days had more than 50 dogs and puppies on the list, including Monday of this week, which has never occurred in the nearly five years I have been here.

October 1-14 
350 dogs and puppies ending up on the city shelter euthanasia list
113 saved by SAPA! through foster, adopter, or rescue partners
33 placed by Animal Care Services
113 euthanized at the city shelter
*Some pups have been held/were held by ACS for more than one day.

In addition to these 113 dogs and puppies, our lifesaving team has also saved an additional 95 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens so far this month.

Thank you for ALL that you do for animals in need. They need us now more than ever. Here’s to finding wonderful families for our dogs and puppies this month!




Rebecca Mayberry
San Antonio Pets Alive! Executive Director 



You Made this Possible! 




Free Dog Adoptions! 





Upcoming Events 


Bark in the Park

October 29, 2022 | 4PM- 9PM | Sunken Gardens Theater

Thomas J. Henry is hosting their 8th annual Bark in the Park at Sunken Garden Theater! Join the fun and enter your pet into the contest to win cash prizes up to $1,000! No pet? No problem! There will be plenty to do for the whole family with food trucks, vendors, music, a kid’s zone, and more! And remember – all proceeds benefit local animal shelters and rescue organizations, including San Antonio Pets Alive!. 

For additional information and to register please visit



Paws for Celebration 
Raffle Ticket




Have you dreamt of staying at the luxurious Hotel Emma or having a shopping spree with a $500 H-E-B Gift Card? Well, now is your chance to win one of these incredible prizes while supporting our animals! Announcing our 2022 Paws for Celebration raffle ticket! $25 per ticket or five tickets for $100.

Grand Prize: $1,000 Hotel Emma Gift Certificate and a $200 Mon Chou Chou Brasserie Gift Card
2nd Prize: $500 H-E-B Gift Card
3rd Prize: $100 Petco Gift Card

Winners will be announced on October 20, 2022. Need not be present to win. 500 tickets to be sold.

Purchase your ticket today at

Our Paws for Celebration auction will open early next week on the same event site. All are welcome to bid! 



Medical Chip-ins 




Our medical expenses have been through the roof this year. If you’d like to see our current medical cases, please visit our medical chip-ins page and make a gift to a cat or dog in our care urgently needing medical care. 



Empty the Shelters



BISSELL Pet Foundation aims to “Empty the Shelters” by sponsoring reduced adoption fees! We are happy to announce that a total of 61 kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs were adopted from San Antonio Pets Alive! during BISSELL Pet Foundation's Empty the Shelters event! Happy tails!!



Big Give 2022



It takes many hands, hearts, medications, litter, food, and toys, to care for our dogs and cats and YOU play a vital role in making our animals feel loved and cared for. It is because of your generosity and your support that we can keep saving so many lives.

With YOU by our side, we raised $110,569 this Big Give! 

Thank you for standing alongside us, as we must continue this critical work...until they all have a home. You are making a difference and changing lives! THANK YOU!



Foster of the Month - Pebbles



Congratulations to our wonderful foster, Pebbles, for being nominated by San Antonio Pets Alive!'s foster team as our October foster of the month! Pebbles has been a SAPA! foster since 2018. Pebbles specializes in fostering adult dogs, puppies, and bottle-baby kittens.

We admire Pebbles very much because she is not afraid to foster dogs that have challenges. She is patient with those dogs and prepares them to have positive social skills. When kittens' lives are on the line, Pebbles will stop what she is doing and pick them up to save their lives. Pebbles lifesaving efforts don't stop there! On top of fostering, she also transports animals to different locations and even to Austin! 
We are thankful for Pebbles and all she does for the animals in our community. 




Long Stay Animals 


San Antonio Pets Alive! has many cats and dogs that have been with us for more than 200 days. We have launched our "Forget Me Not" campaign highlighting our long-stay animals to help find them their forever family.


Fenway is a handsome 8-year-old kitty! He likes to relax and sunbathe in the kitchen with the sun shining through the window! He enjoys his cat trees and loves hanging with his people once he gets to know you! He is a people pleaser and would love to find some people and a home to call his own! 


Clay is a sweet seven-month-old pup that loves to cuddle. He is a smart, big boy weighing 41 lbs and still growing! He currently lives with his foster family and foster fur-siblings. He has been around kids and cats. He is ready to find a wonderful, loving family to call his own!




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Make a gift with a check, please send to:
San Antonio Pets Alive!
PO Box 830006
San Antonio, TX 78283





San Antonio Pets Alive!

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