Euthanasia imminent at city shelter, rescue group warns

San Antonio city shelter at code red

San Antonio Pets Alive

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Pets Alive is sending a plea for help because Animal Care Services, the city's animal shelter, is at code red.

That means some dogs could be released to the euthanasia room Friday.

Pets Alive is at full capacity at every one of its locations and is unable to take in dogs from the city shelter.

"If no one helps the at-risk animals and if we do not have open kennel space then unfortunately, the outcome is grim," Pets Alive Executive Director Rebecca Mayberry said.

A spokesperson with Animal Care Services confirmed that seven animals have been euthanized so far, as they were passed up for adoption or placement with a rescue.

"As you may know, summer is high season for everyone and now is the best time for residents to adopt a shelter pet-the kids are out of school and the family can really get to know their new companion," said the ACS spokesperson.

ACS is currently running an adoption secial:

$15 for kittens
$25 for dogs

Click here to adopt an animal from San Antonio Pets Alive.

Click here to adopt an animal from Animal Care Services.

About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.