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Gift of Health - Sponsor a December pet!

Gift of Health - Sponsor a December pet!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for ALL the love and support you continue to give to vulnerable cats and dogs in our community. Because of YOU, we can keep saving the most at-risk dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies, from being killed at the City Shelter, and provide them the gift of…

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Oliver needs cataract surgery!

Oliver needs cataract surgery!

Ollie is a beautiful 18 lb male pup. The city shelter found him as a stray without a microchip and unaltered, and he was left unclaimed by his owner. Ollie was placed on the city shelter’s euthanasia list earlier last week and saved by our Executive Director, Rebecca. This sweet yet shy boy is…

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Handsome Alfonso (rescued in the nic of time) needs a FHO!

Handsome Alfonso (rescued in the nic of time) needs a FHO!

This sweet and good-natured boy is about seven months old, and thankfully we were able to save him from being euthanized this past August!  He has a very calm demeanor and likes playing with other dogs and people.  He is in need of an FHO surgery, and we would like to get this done…

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Golden Goose

Golden Goose

Goose is a 2-year-old neutered male that came to us in September with a right rear limb injury. He is a sweet, quiet boy who just likes to chill out! Typically he spends his days lounging around the kennel and doesn't make a peep. He will be receiving TPLO surgery soon, for a ligament rupture…

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Little Lizzy

Little Lizzy

Lizzy is a ten-year-old adorable pup that came into our care back in August. On October 3, sweet Little Lizzy, a senior chi had a badly infected tooth extracted along with major dental cleaning to prevent further decay. Please consider giving to support this little one's surgery costs. In the…

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Confidence has a broken heart

Confidence has a broken heart

We can tell this handsome boy has been through so much already in his roughly two years of life. He has a severe heart murmur that is affecting his health and happiness. Because of this, he will need an Echocardiogram, where the vet will determine if it needs to be fixed surgically or can be…

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Bagheera wants to be near ya

Bagheera wants to be near ya

Early one September morning, the staff at our Medical Care Center arrived and found Bagheera in a pool of her own blood. She had somehow taken her cone off over night, and had been biting at her spay surgery site. This sweet girl was rushed into surgery to repair this painful and potentially…

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Rosie, needs an FHO surgery - Thank you!!

Rosie, needs an FHO surgery - Thank you!!

Thankfully, because of people like you, sweet Rosie was saved from the euthanasia list at the City Shelter this past September. This little six-month-old pup has been enjoying life in a foster home, opening her kennel space to save another in need.  At her recent routine spay, it was…

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Cutie Kiwi - Thank you!!

Cutie Kiwi - Thank you!!

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). On September 27, this brave little guy went under for his femoral fracture surgery. The…

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Tiny Trina Needed Triage - Thank you!

Tiny Trina Needed Triage - Thank you!

Trina is a timid, sweet, and loving three-year-old pup that our Executive Director started fostering back in October. She was extremely neglected, is still skittish with loud noises and new people, and is completely unfamiliar with dog beds and other known pet items. Not long after Trina was…

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Pups in Boarding - Thank you!

Pups in Boarding - Thank you!

*Update - Fritz and Kellar were adopted! 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. Due to lack of space, we had had to send some of our pups to boarding, in order to make room for…

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Sugarplum's FHO - Thank you!

Sugarplum's FHO - Thank you!

Sweet Sugarplum was on the urgent list a month ago on September 8 and came into our care with a leg injury.  At only three months old, Sugarplum was surrendered by the only family she knew to the City of San Antonio Municipal Shelter. Thankfully, Michelle stepped up to foster Sugarplum and…

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Loreli - Thank you!

Loreli - Thank you!

October 6, 2022 Update: Loreli went in for another follow-up appointment, and the vet pulled two of Lorelei's pins. He wants to see her again in 4-5 weeks and may pull some more pins or the whole fixator. She continues to have weekly bandage changes. September 12, 2022 Update:Loreli’s…

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Leg Up Puppies - Thank You!

Leg Up Puppies - Thank You!

October 6, 2022 UPDATE: Duster received and recovered from his amputation and was adopted on Monday, October 3. Kenobi is being adopted by his foster, and he is doing great. Star was also adopted in September. Emilio's leg ended up being okay and fortunately didn't need any surgery.…

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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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Isabel - Thank you!

Isabel - Thank you!

November 20, 2022: Isabel was adopted!!  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…

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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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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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