‘We need a miracle’: Two San Antonio animal shelters out of space, in dire need of foster families

Anyone willing to foster a dog or two can apply online or via email

SAN ANTONIO – Two San Antonio animal shelters are completely out of space and are in dire need of foster families due to an influx of animals, according to San Antonio Pets Alive!

“It’s a very sad state of affairs when we see this many puppies and happy, friendly dogs on the list for euthanasia,” said a spokesperson with SAPA.

The City Municipal Shelter (San Antonio Animal Care Services) and SAPA are completely out of space -- their fosters are full and so are their kennels, according to SAPA officials.

Although SAPA says it is using temporary crates, the shelter is hoping to spread the word to help find their animals more foster families to save them from euthanasia.

Animal Care Services said on social media Saturday it reached total capacity in its cat room this week and that it is “bursting at the seams.”

“We’re still feeling the effects of kitten season and not only are we STILL seeing orphaned kittens and mommas with babies... but we’re also starting to see some of the growing foster kitties returning ready for adoption,” ACS said.

ACS employees have been housing fosters in their workspaces and some of the shelter’s administration offices have crates of kitties. However, more help is needed from additional fosters.

Anyone interested in becoming a foster for a cat or kitten at ACS can fill out an application online here.

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Posted by City of San Antonio Animal Care Services on Saturday, May 21, 2022

Currently, there are seven foster families right now that work with SAPA. If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent, SAPA’s foster team can help set up new families with a puppy or two, or an adult dog if preferred.

If you’re open to becoming a new dog foster parent, you can fill out an application online for SAPA here or contact the shelter via email at foster@sanantoniopetsalive.org.

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Posted by San Antonio Pets Alive on Saturday, May 21, 2022

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.