Dear Lifesaving Friends,

August was yet another busy month, and things aren’t slowing down in September! Save the date for our largest fundraiser of the year, Big Give, which takes place September 22 – September 23. Be sure to watch our impactful Big Give video made by our loyal friend, Carlos. Please share with your friends and family to help us reach our BIG goal! Early giving is now open!

Sally is one of our beautiful pups that recently came into our care. She was on the city shelter’s euthanasia list on September 1, and we knew we had to help her. Your heart will shatter into a million pieces when you see Sally and the amount of discomfort she is currently in.

Sally is a small 17-pound Chihuahua with a large baseball-size mass under her jaw. Her veterinarian diagnosed her with periodontal disease, causing infection and inflammation of the gums and bone surrounding her teeth, salivary mucocele, an accumulation of saliva leaked from an injured salivary gland, and confirmed that the large mass under Sally's jaw needs to be removed. Sally is also taking medication to reduce inflammation. The total cost of her medical care is estimated to be $750. If you’d like to make a gift to help cover the cost of Sally’s medical care, please click the button below.

We are extremely grateful to have you by our side. We couldn’t do this work without the support of our donors, fosters, and rescue partners!





You Made this Possible! 



In August, there were six Code Reds, 25 or more dogs and puppies were on the city shelter’s euthanasia list on a given day. SAPA!’s team, adopters, fosters, and rescue partners helped 189 dogs and puppies on the city euthanasia lists in August. Our locations continue to be full, and we are always in need of fosters to help us save lives! 



Upcoming Events 


Big Give



San Antonio Pets Alive!'s largest fundraiser, Big Give, is next week September 22 at 6 PM- September 23 at 6 PM. This year's BIG goal of $110,000 gives tremendous hope to the thousands of precious dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens in our care, along with the ones we have yet to meet. Early giving is now open!

As San Antonio’s last chance rescue, it is up to us, and the community members like you, who support this work, (by adopting, fostering, volunteering, or donating) to do all we can for the animals who need us most! Funds from the Big Give will support our animals, programs, and services. 

Help us fundraise by spreading the word and signing up to be a fundraising champion for San Antonio Pets Alive!. Create your own page, share your SAPA! story, and encourage friends and family to donate to your page. It’s easy and makes a BIG impact for our animals!   


Paws for Celebration 

October 20, 2022 | Veranda | 1746 Lockhill Selma Rd

There are still seats left for our fundraising luncheon on Thursday, October 20th 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. We’d love to see you there.







Kens5, our Paws for Celebration, put together a beautiful promo for San Antonio Pets Alive!. You can view it here! Thank you Kens5! 



Tune into Y100 every other Wednesday where we make a guest appearance on the Frito and Katy radio show!



Thank you to MySA for featuring one of our long-stay animals every week! They recently featured Star Fruit, and she was adopted shortly after their article! 



JDog Adoption Event



JDog Junk Removal and Hauling sponsored 33 cats and dogs' adoption fees on National Dog Day, August 26! Shannon, Matthew, and their daughters also brought home their new foster, Strawberry Shortcake, a 3-year-old Terrier, American Staffordshire/Mix pup from our Building One Rescue Center!



Drink for a PAWs



On Saturday, September 10th we celebrated a successful Hello Summer Pet Photo contest and the release of Alamo Beer Company's limited-edition SAPA! special beer can label featuring Prescott, the winner of our photo contest!  A total of 70 animals were adopted, including 24 at the Drink for a Paws event! 

If you were not able to attend the event and would like to purchase a limited-edition SAPA! special label, Alamo Beer Co is selling the remaining 6 packs (while supplies last). The six-packs are $10 and $4 will be donated back to San Antonio Pets Alive!.



Foster of the Month - Adelita Clemones



Congratulations to our wonderful foster, Adelita Clemones, for being nominated by San Antonio Pets Alive!'s foster team as our September foster of the month!

Adelita has been fostering puppies since 2018. She is always willing to take in just one more pup, especially when we urgently need it. Our foster coordinator Shelly said, "Adelita is great! She does a great job talking to potential adopters and other fosters. You can tell she really cares about the animals and wants them all to find loving homes." 
We are thankful for Adelita and all she does for the animals in our community. 




Kennel Sponsors



Melinda Dominguez has volunteered for San Antonio Pets Alive! for many years. She and her husband Arturo recently decided to help out even more by being a Kennel Sponsor. Melinda wanted to provide a safe place for dogs to recover from severe medical issues. The Dominguez family has two dogs, Kylo & Mabel. Thank you Arturo and Melinda and our many Kennel Sponsors!

Their plaque reads: “A diamond in the ruff” Get well soon! -Arturo & Melinda Dominguez




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.



Mary Lou has an award winning smile! She is house trained and doesn't bark in the house. She likes to go on walks, or if there's a yard available she loves to explore and lay out in the sun when the temps allow.



Theodore was treated for Panleuk at our Medical Care Center. He received the necessary treatment, and has fully recovered in a loving foster home! Now Theodore is ready to find his forever family!




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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!

EIN # 45-4141531