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Kiwi

Kiwi

While sweet little Kiwi doesn’t have the look of a typical SAPA! pup, he does have the femoral and pelvis fracture in common with many of the dogs currently in our care (also likely from a car accident). Last week this brave little guy went under for his femoral fracture surgery. The cost of his…

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Pups in Boarding (Ongoing)

Pups in Boarding (Ongoing)

*Update - Fritz was adopted on 9/27/22! Boarding is not an ideal situation – for any pups or organization. They get less visibility and adoption interest and are still stuck living in a kennel. Recently, we had to make the tough decision to send some of our long-stay pups to boarding, in order to…

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Sally - Thank you!

Sally - Thank you!

Sally is one of our beautiful pups that recently came into our care. She was on the city shelter’s euthanasia list on September 1st, 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…

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Hope - Thank you!!

Hope - Thank you!!

Hope was on the city shelter’s euthanasia list on September 6, this past Tuesday. Upsettingly, she has a burn on her back that looks very similar to Allen, who we introduced to you a few weeks ago. We brought Hope into SAPA!’s care that same day, and we are hoping Hope heals and recovers well like…

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Five Pups with Sarcoptic Mange - Thank you!

Five Pups with Sarcoptic Mange - Thank you!

Pharaoh, Winx, Eclipse, Barbaro, and Genuine are all siblings itching for an opportunity to live a healthy life. These five three-month-old puppies were on the city shelter's euthanasia list on August 23. Many overlooked these precious puppies because they all have a severe case of…

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Leg Up (Goal Not Met)

Leg Up (Goal Not Met)

Sadly, many dogs in our care have sustained extreme injuries due to homelessness and possible car collisions. Duster, Star, and Tasha all suffer from leg-related injuries, requiring additional medical treatment. It's SAPA!'s job to provide these pups the "leg up" they urgently need and deserve, and…

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Isabel (Ongoing)

Isabel (Ongoing)

August 10, 2022: Isabel's second surgery went well, they ended up shortening her ulna and rotating her front foot back into a normal position. She will be in a splint while she is healing for the next 4-6 weeks. She will be coming home tomorrow. This surgery is estimated at around…

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Allen- Thank you!

Allen- Thank you!

So far this month, San Antonio Pets Alive! (SAPA!) has helped 144 dogs and puppies that were on the San Antonio city shelter’s euthanasia list. These beautiful dogs are here today, still living seeking their second chance at life, thanks to our rescue partners, fosters, and supporters. Since we…

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Salt and Vinegar need your help - Thank you!

Salt and Vinegar need your help - Thank you!

Here at SAPA! we take in the animals often overlooked by other rescues and adopters. In fact, most of our pets were saved from being killed at the City Shelter - Salt and Vinegar are no exception. Late last month, we pulled this frail duo into our care, knowing that we could help them. Salt and…

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Loreli - (Ongoing)

Loreli - (Ongoing)

September 12, 2022 Update:Loreli’s right leg has continued to be an issue and the surgeon recommended she have it amputated. The pins kept working their way out because of the nature of her breaks – some of the worst they’ve ever seen, and because of this she developed an infection. Thankfully, her…

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Bonnie the Aussie - Thank you!

Bonnie the Aussie - Thank you!

UPDATE: We are happy to report that this sassy girl is now 20 POUNDS and growing! Bonnie visited her favorite veterinarian, Dr. Hernandez this weekend, and got a clean bill of health! The vet did recommended a recheck on hip x rays for the wobbliness in her back legs to make sure she doesn’t have…

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Nugget - Thank you!

Nugget - Thank you!

UPDATE: Nugget's quills have been removed, and he is loving life with his newly adopted family. Nugget was adopted during our BISSELL Pet Foundation Empty the Shelters event in July! July 20, 2022Nugget is a one-and-a-half-year-old light-eyed beauty who loves to love! This goofy high-energy boy was…

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Binx and Bru - Thank you!

Binx and Bru - Thank you!

UPDATE: We are happy to share Binx and Bru received their procedures and were recently adopted.... by sisters! We are so happy these sweet little brothers will get to see each other and continue to grow up together!!June 27, 2022Binx and Bru each have one perfectly good eye, and one that has…

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Steve - Thank you!

Steve - Thank you!

Update: Steve healed from his injuries back in July and loved playing with his foster family, especially his fur siblings. We are happy to report Steve was adopted the end of July through our BISSELL Pet Foundation Empty the Shelters event. Happy Tails little guy!! June 29, 2022On June 5, Animal…

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Butters - Thank you!

Butters - Thank you!

Butters, now known as Lemon, was tossed out of a vehicle earlier this year. A helpless dog was discarded in a box, alert but unable to move, completely covered in ants, and one of the worst cases of excessive matting. Lemon had infections from head to tail, including his skin, eyes, ears, teeth,…

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Cumbre - Thank you!

Cumbre - Thank you!

Cumbre is a tiny ten-year-old Chihuahua mix that weighs less than 12 pounds. She was found by a good Samaritan that reported her to Animal Care Services (ACS). San Antonio Pets Alive's lifesaving team saw pictures of her medical conditions and knew we had to help her. Cumbre has a hernia and…

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Nyar - Thank you!

Nyar - Thank you!

Update: Nyar was adopted! He's now living his best life and learning the ropes from his older puppy sibling.  July 19, 2022A SAPA! staff member took him home so he could stretch his little legs, grow big and strong, and learn about life outside kennel walls July 13, 2022Nyar is…

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