Donations needed to help rescued animals at San Antonio Humane Society

More than 100 animals from Louisiana will soon be available for adoption

The San Antonio Humane Society is at capacity after opening their kennels to more than 150 animals affected by Hurricane Ida.
The San Antonio Humane Society is at capacity after opening their kennels to more than 150 animals affected by Hurricane Ida.

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Humane Society is at capacity after opening their kennels to more than 150 animals affected by Hurricane Ida.

The medical building hallways and education center of the nonprofit now serve as a temporary safe-haven while the medical staff prepares them to be adopted.

“You (can) just see it in their eyes,” Luci Almanza, public relations associate for the San Antonio Humane Society said. “It does not take long to see that they’ve been through so much already. It’s a long journey.”

In total, the San Antonio Humane Society has accepted 66 dogs and 104 cats. Medical staff works around the clock to make sure each furry pet is vaccinated and spayed or neutered.

“We’re hoping by early next week that (these animals) can be available for adoption,” Almanza said.

Until then, the shelter needs a lot of community support.

Kenneled dogs sparred from the destruction of Hurricane Ida sleep at the San Antonio Humane Society's Education Center. The shelter is at-capacity. (Copyright 2021 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

“We need pet food, cat beds, dog beds, treats,” Almanza said. “We need rubbing alcohol. We need blankets, towels, (and) toys. You can definitely visit us on our website to check our wish list or you can drop them off here at the shelter. We have a blue bin located right outside our doors.”

Volunteers are also needed to help walk, bathe and interact with the animals to get them prepared for adoption.

Fosters may also be needed for animals who need more time to adjust before going to their new forever home.

Although there aren’t any official plans to accept more animals affected by Hurricane Ida, SAHS is running an adoption promotion to help make room for more cats and dogs. All adoptions feeds for pets excluding their ambassador animals are 50% off.

To register to volunteer, click here, and the SAHS wishlist can be viewed by clicking here.

To learn more about the adoption process for cats and dogs, click here.


About the Authors:

Alicia Barrera is a KSAT 12 News reporter and anchor. She is also a co-host of the streaming show KSAT News Now. Alicia is a first-generation Mexican-American, fluent in both Spanish and English with a bachelor's degree from Our Lady of the Lake University. She enjoys reading books, traveling solo across Mexico and spending time with family.