ANIMAL CARE SERVICES
Easter reminder: It’s illegal to buy, sell or dye chicks, ducklings, baby rabbits in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – While chicks, ducklings and baby rabbits could make your Easter celebration cuter, it is illegal to buy, sell or dye them in San Antonio. Animal Care Services is reminding locals that the sale of baby animals as holiday novelties is illegal in San Antonio. “It is illegal for any person to sell or offer for sale, barter, lease, rent or give away baby chicks or ducklings or rabbits less than 8 weeks old as pets or novelties,” the city’s animal laws state. It’s also against the law to dye or stain baby chicks, ducklings or rabbits, or even have animals that have been colored, according to ACS. The only exception to the “Easter animal” law applies to licensed hatcheries or businesses raising the animals for commercial purposes.
Big cats seized from Bexar County home were not properly cared for, San Antonio zoo says
Fish & Wildlife are investigating the recent cases involving big cats seized and spotted in Bexar County-area neighborhoods this month. The big cats taken by authorities were not in good health, said Tim Morrow, president and CEO of the San Antonio Zoo. That’s not normal.”AdThe animals will be cared for by the San Antonio Zoo until they are sent to an animal sanctuary, Morrow said. A month ago, a tiger cub was also taken from a home in southwest Bexar County. If enacted, the bill would make it illegal to own tiger petting facilities and exotic big cats.
Dog reunited with family thanks to ACS Facebook volunteers; here’s how you can help other lost pets
SAN ANTONIO – Animal Care Services announced a new program on Monday to help reunite pet owners with lost animals by using the power of social media. ACS officials are calling the effort “The ACS Lost & Found Pet Network,” a closed Facebook group that reviews digital flyers of pets brought into the municipal shelter and cross-referenced with the pets in the care of ACS staff. Gypsy’s family was able to send the group a message and was reunited with her, marking the group’s first successful reunion. Ad“Gypsy is our first official reunion and we’re thrilled, said Lisa Norwood, ACS’ public relations and outreach manager. Currently, the group has close to 100 members, however, the group is always looking for new partners.
Elsa, the tiger rescued in Bexar County, now at home in Northeast Texas sanctuary
She has settled in, she’s comfortable, she’s playing, she’s exploring.”The six-month-old cub, weighing 79 pounds, also is now on a proper diet with more of the nutrients she needs. Almrud said she’s just grateful that Elsa was rescued just as frigid weather was bearing down. Although it’s illegal to have a tiger in Bexar County, the people who had Elsa only face a misdemeanor. In Texas, SB 641 will be re-introduced this year that was stalled in committee during the last legislative session. She said it would prohibit the private possession of dangerous wild animals that is still legal in much of Texas.
ACS rescued 200 pets from the cold last week and now looking for their owners
The city's Animal Care Services is looking to find homes or the owners for hundreds of animals it rescued during last week's severe winter weather. Shannon Simms, the director of ACS, said the city shelter rescued about 200 animals. ACS typically does not deliver pets to owners but made an exception last week. Owners looking for their pets can first visit the ACS website to find photos of all of the animals in the shelter's care. Norwood said pet owners may have to wait upon arrival because the shelter is only accepting visits by appointment due to the pandemic.mysanantonio.com
200 animals rescued from winter storm by San Antonio Animal Care Services ready for adoption
click to enlarge Pexels / Aloïs MoubaxIn the wake of last week’s history-making winter storm, some 200 animals have been placed in the adoption system in San Antonio, awaiting a new life.San Antonio Animal Care Services Interim Director Shannon Sims told local TV station KENS5 Tuesday that ACS staff braved record-breaking weather conditions to rescue animals left in the cold. "Getting from one call to the next was pretty perilous and painstaking," Sims told KENS5. I would say probably about 70% of those were associated with some sort of lack of shelter.”In the most dire instances, ACS crews found animals chained up in the snow with no food, their only source of water frozen solid. In such cases, crews can legally remove the animal, because they know it will otherwise die.The 200 animals rescued during the winter storm are now awaiting adoption into forever homes. "With a little bit of love and care, these animals turn into great adoptable pets," Sims told KENS5.sacurrent.com
Time is ticking for pet owners looking for animals lost in winter storm last week
SAN ANTONIO – During the unprecedented winter weather last week, many animals were lost or left out in the cold, and the small team at Animal Care Services was able to save hundreds of animals. Joe Hernandez waited in line outside ACS on Monday afternoon, hoping to reunite with his two dogs, which he lost during the storm. “The biggest thing about a microchip is knowing the microchip number. Allan said a skeleton crew braved frigid temperatures and bad road conditions to respond to nonstop calls for abandoned and lost animals. If you have lost your pet, Allan says you should do the following:As for Hernandez, he’s been assured his dogs are waiting patiently for him.
ACS officer hailed hero after rescuing dog stuck on roof of San Antonio College building
An Animal Care Services officer is being hailed a hero after rescuing a dog that was stuck on the roof of a three-story building on San Antonio College’s campus. (Credit: ACS)SAN ANTONIO – An Animal Care Services officer is being hailed a hero after rescuing a dog that was stuck on the roof of a three-story building on San Antonio College’s campus during this week’s snow storm. The incident happened Thursday evening when a caller told ACS they had spotted the dog on the building, according to ACS officials. More college officers assisted Vasquez as they tried to guide the dog to safety. AdThe dog was able to be safely rescued and Vazquez brought her down five flights of stairs, taking her to safety, according to ACS.
Puppy found abandoned in box outside San Antonio animal shelter finds forever home
A puppy that was found abandoned, in a box, outside of Animal Care Services last month has now found her forever home! SAN ANTONIO – A puppy that was found abandoned in a box outside of Animal Care Services last month has now found her forever home. As of Thursday, the animal shelter said she had officially been adopted by “a loving family she deserves,” according to ACS’s Facebook post. That same day, Animal Defense... Posted by City of San Antonio Animal Care Services on Thursday, February 11, 2021Kelly was found on Jan. 7 in a box outside of ACS’s front gate before being rescued. RELATED: Puppy safe after found abandoned in box outside San Antonio animal shelter, ACS says
San Antonio Animal Care Services shares cold weather preparations
Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty ImagesWhenever freezing temperatures make their way to San Antonio, we always hear about the four Ps — people, pipes, plants and pets. City of San Antonio Animal Care Services want residents to put an emphasis on protecting pets from the incoming cold weather. With low temperatures forecast to be in the 20s, ACS has a warning for pet parents, "Violators face zero tolerance during extreme weather events. So how can you protect your pets from the frigid weather? Purchase an insulated doghouse or build a protective enclosure that shields your pet from the elements and gives them a safe, warm place to rest," ACS said in a press release.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio animal shelters will discount dog, cat adoptions for Valentine’s Day weekend
SAN ANTONIO – Looking for love in all the wrong places? Two San Antonio shelters, Animals Care Services and San Antonio Humane Society are offering pet adoptions at a discounted rate this Valentine’s Day. AdThose wishing to adopt an animal from ACS, located at 4710 State Highway 151, can make an appointment here. The San Antonio Humane Society, located at 4804 Fredericksburg Road, will have its no-contact adoption special from Wednesday through Tuesday. Potential adopters will still be screened by the Humane Society.
San Antonio pet owners who leave animals unprotected outside during freezing weather could face $300+ fine
SAN ANTONIO – With an arctic airmass plunging into South Texas this week, Animal Care Services is reminding San Antonio pet owners to protect their animals as the shelter has a “zero tolerance” policy. ACS said it is best to keep pets, especially cats, indoors during these cold-weather events. If pet owners are unable to place them indoors, they could purchase or build an insulated dog house or protective enclosure for the outdoors. Owners who do not cooperate with ACS officers in sheltering a pet could face a fine, which generally start at $300 per violation. A City of San Antonio ordinance states a suitable shelter for a pet must include walls, a roof and an elevated floor.
There are likely more tigers in captivity than in the wild, Humane Society of the United States says
Even though captive tigers are a “serious threat,” the Humane Society of the United States said there are likely more tigers in captivity than there are in the wild across the world. “The Humane Society of the United States strongly opposes keeping tigers and other wild animals as pets,” she said. Here’s an expanded list of prohibited animals in Bexar County, according to an order from the Commissioners Court:Prohibited animals in Bexar County, according to an order from the Commissioners Court. AdNorwood said more than 15 years have passed since ACS last helped retrieve a tiger from a San Antonio home. Those include game wardens with the Texas Parks and Wildlife, the San Antonio Zoo or different animal sanctuaries.
ACS warns against having tigers in the city after one was found in someone’s backyard
We don’t have a credible location for the tiger just yet,” said Shannon Sims, interim director for ACS. “I was searching, and then my little cousin was like, ‘I think that is a tiger over there,’” Cruz said. However, in the city of San Antonio, they are forbidden.”Sims said there is a reason why these kinds of animals are forbidden in the city. Rob Coke, director of veterinary care with the San Antonio Zoo, agrees, saying tigers are unpredictable. “There are many cases out there where people have tigers because they are so cute at first,” Coke said.
Investigation underway by ACS after tiger cub spotted on Southwest Side
SAN ANTONIO – An investigation is still underway by Animal Care Services after receiving reports of a loose tiger cub on the Southwest Side. Authorities were notified of the incident around 3:55 p.m., Friday, when a homeowner in the 8600 block of Elk Runner claimed she saw the tiger cub walking around in her backyard. Officers went to her home and by then, the tiger cub had left the scene. Soon after, authorities were able to contact another homeowner, who claimed he had the tiger cub at his residence, officials said. The man told police the tiger cub was from another address in the area and that it was at his home for a few hours so he could show his family.
ACS officers rescue kitten found ‘frantically crying,’ surrounded by trash in drainage inlet
Two Animal Care Services officers are being hailed heroes for saving the life of a small kitten who was found “frantically crying” inside of a drainage inlet earlier this week. SAN ANTONIO – Two Animal Care Services officers are being hailed heroes for saving the life of a small kitten who was found “frantically crying” inside of a drainage inlet earlier this week. Officer Colon and Officer Winckler received a call about a small kitten frantically crying inside a drainage inlet. The drain itself was six feet deep; however, the officers were still equipped to handle the rescue, the animal shelter said. RELATED: Puppy safe after found abandoned in box outside San Antonio animal shelter, ACS says
Animal Care Services employee fired for leaving euthanized dog in transport vehicle
SAN ANTONIO – An employee with Animal Care Services fired last year after leaving a euthanized dog in a transport vehicle has lost his bid to be reinstated, according to Human Resources records provided to the KSAT 12 Defenders. The deceased dog remained in the mule for nearly 24 hours, according to city records. The commission unanimously recommended that Perez’s termination be upheld, and City Manager Erik Walsh concurred with the recommendation Dec. 21, city records show. Richard Jasso (KSAT)In March, a city facilities manager found Jasso asleep in a security post near a loading dock, records show. Three months later, in September 2019, the interim general manager again found Jasso asleep as the GM was leaving for the day.
Puppy safe after found abandoned in box outside San Antonio animal shelter, ACS says
SAN ANTONIO – A puppy was found in a box, left in the cold, in front of a San Antonio animal shelter late last week. Animal Care Services staff found the puppy Thursday morning just outside of its front gate, according to a social media post. 📦 ❓ Our ACS team knows to be aware of their... Posted by City of San Antonio Animal Care Services on Friday, January 8, 2021The puppy, now known as Charlie, was examined by animal shelter staff soon after she was found. “Just a few hours later, Charlie caught the eye of our rescue partners, Animal Defense League of Texas, and was taken into their care,” Animal Care Services said in a Facebook post. RELATED: Animal Care Services reminds ‘pet parents’ to make responsible adoption decisions around holidays
Affidavit: Man arrested after allegedly strangling dog to death, saying it 'died from depression'
A 40-year-old man accused of strangling his dog to death told officials the pet died from depression, according to an arrest affidavit. On Aug. 8, Rose's neighbors saw him carrying his dog Rocky but it appeared to be dead, the affidavit said. When asked about it, Rose told his neighbors the dog died after taking it for a walk one last time. Rose told ACS the dog "died from depression" and was unsure how it died, the affidavit said. An autopsy performed a month later determined the dog had died from mechanical asphyxia due to strangulation, according to the affidavit.mysanantonio.com
Affidavit: Man seen carrying dead dog by its neck said pet died from depression
SAN ANTONIO – A man who told Animal Care Officers that his dog died from depression after a neighbor saw him carrying it by its neck has been arrested, according to authorities. An arrest affidavit states a neighbor saw Rose carrying the dog, named “Rocky,” around by its neck on Aug. 8 at an apartment complex. When officers with ACS arrived, Rose told them that he didn’t know how the dog died, police said. Rose said the dog “died from depression,” the affidavit states. The dog appeared to have trouble breathing when they returned to the apartment, Rose told authorities.
Dog rescued from San Antonio River may have found forever home, officials say
A dog in San Antonio was saved in more ways than one this week. SAN ANTONIO – A dog in San Antonio was saved in more ways than one this week. Officials were able to rescue the dog after it got stuck in the San Antonio River. That’s when Officer Winckler, with ACS, backup Animal Care Officers and the San Antonio Fire Department’s water rescue team came to the rescue. The SAFD rescue team then jumped into the water and swam after the dog, getting her to the other side so she could be lifted onto dry ground.
Animal Care Services reminds ‘pet parents’ to make responsible adoption decisions around holidays
SAN ANTONIO – A gift that is sure to warm the hearts of even the coldest Grinch is a puppy or kitty, however, Animal Care Services wants to remind the public to make responsible pet adoption decisions around the holidays. The city shelter strongly encourages that “pet parents” make informed decisions when adopting pets at any time of the year because having a pet is a long-term commitment. According to the shelter, area shelters and rescue organizations have hundreds of adoption ready pets who are invested in placing you with the perfect pet. “Vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery are generally included in the adoption fee and many animal agencies will have regular specials during the holidays,” the shelter said in a statement. There is also a change coming in 2021 when it comes to pet stores in the city.
Biogen Agrees To Pay $22 Million To Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Liability For Paying Kickbacks
Biogen sells Avonex and Tysabri, which are approved for treatment of multiple sclerosis. As part of the scheme, Biogen identified for its vendor, Advanced Care Scripts (ACS), certain patients in Biogen’s Avonex or Tysabri free drug program. Medicare paid the remaining portion of the patients’ Avonex or Tysabri claims. The government alleged that Biogen engaged in this conduct in the first quarter of 2011 for certain Avonex patients, and in the second and third quarters of 2012 and 2013 for certain Tysabri patients. In a separate settlement announced today, ACS has agreed to pay $1.4 million to resolve its role in the above-referenced conduct.justice.gov
200 roosters, hens seized on South Side of San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – About 200 hens and roosters were seized Tuesday morning by Animal Care Services on two properties on the city’s South Side. Armed with a search warrant, ACS and the San Antonio Police Department searched the properties in the 300 block of Ansley following complaints from neighbors about an excess amount of roosters. “Anytime there’s a large number of roosters on a property, we want to check it out, first of all, for violation of the number of animals,” said ACS interim director Shannon Sims. “But secondarily, there’s not a lot of reasons to have a large number of roosters other than fighting.”Sims said there appears to be some signs that roosters were being used to fight. A veterinarian is on the scene and will examine the birds, which will be taken to ACS.
Man at South Side home where 135 roosters, hens were discovered is facing a weapons charge
On Tuesday, San Antonio police executed search warrants at both homes located in the 300 block of W. Ansley Boulevard. FIND OUT FIRST: Get San Antonio breaking news directly to your inboxSims said most of the roosters and hens are in good condition, which is not uncommon with fighting roosters. According to Sims, roosters are housed in San Antonio before taken to rural areas for fights. ACS spokeswoman Lisa Norwood said the South Side properties had "no legal means for those numbers" of roosters and hens. San Antonio police and ACS did not say if arrests were made in connection with the birds found at the homes.mysanantonio.com
ACS says residents who leave pets out in cold could face fines of $300 or more
With temperatures dipping below freezing on Tuesday, the San Antonio shelter says it is best to keep pets inside or place them in an insulated dog house or protective enclosure. A City of San Antonio ordinance states a suitable shelter for a pet must include walls, a roof and an elevated floor. Owners who do not cooperate with ACS officers in sheltering a pet could face a fine. ACS spokesperson Lisa Norwood told KSAT that citation fees, set by a court and not ACS, start around $300. The release states that vulnerable and elderly pets, shorthaired dogs and all cats shouldn’t be left outside during the winter months.
San Antonio dog gets 'emotional' reunion with owner after 7 years
Animal Care ServicesA local dog was reunited with its owner after nearly seven years thanks to the "power of a microchip," according to a recent Facebook post from Animal Care Services (ACS). ACS stated in its Monday post that a stray named Honey entered the shelter last week. Employees found a microchip on Honey, showing him registered to someone who adopted him years ago.mysanantonio.com
Black ‘Furday’ deals at ACS include free, low-cost pet adoptions
SAN ANTONIO – If all you want for Christmas is a furry, four-legged friend, now’s the time to adopt. The Animal Care Service’s Black Friday, err “Furday,” deals include free and low-cost pet adoptions from 1 p.m.-7 p.m.Ebony-colored pets will have no placement fees, ACS said in a news release. Animals adopted from ACS include spay/neuter, vaccines, de-wormer and a microchip. Walk-in availability will depend on space in the kennels, ACS says. Those visiting the shelter must wear masks, have their temperatures checked and maintain a social distance from others.
Fox who made its way into San Antonio College office released at Brackenridge Park, ACS says
SAN ANTONIO – Employees at San Antonio College made an interesting discovery last week when they found a sly fox inside an office resting on top of cabinets. The Animal Care Services said officers were dispatched to the Moody Learning Center at the college, located just north of downtown, to rescue the fox. The animal had somehow made its way into the office by entering through the ceiling, ACS said in a Facebook post on Monday. ACS and campus police were able to move the cubicle to free the fox. It was taken to the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc. where it was checked out for injuries, but was ultimately released at Brackenridge Park.
Animal Care Services rescues fox found on top of a cabinet at San Antonio College
Animal Care Services officers rescued a fox that was found perched on top of a cabinet in an office at San Antonio College last week. The fox made its way into the ceiling vents to get into the Moody Learning Center, ACS said in a Facebook post on Monday. The fox was then transported the animal to Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc. for further examination. Once cleared as healthy, ACS released the fox at Brackenridge Park at the request of the staff at Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation. ACS said to expect to see more wildlife as the weather gets cooler and warns to maintain a safe distance.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio dog picked up as a stray reunited with owner after 7 years
SAN ANTONIO – An adopted dog named Honey has been reunited with his owner 7 years after he disappeared. ACS staff contacted the owner who arrived at the shelter as Honey was getting his shots. Lisa Norwood, a spokesperson for ACS, told KSAT that Honey’s owner cried out for him to see if he remembered her. “He did and she started hugging and kissing her dog who returned her affection with a wildly wagging tail. “Behold the power of the microchip,” Norwood said.
San Antonio's Animal Care Services reaches 92% live-release rate, the highest in its history
click to enlarge Unsplash / Jamie StreetSan Antonio has gone to the dogs — in a good way.Last week, officials with San Antonio's Animal Care Services (ACS) said it ended its fiscal year with the highest live-release rate for animals in its history, KSAT reports Officials also told the station that the 92% live-release rate makes ACS one of the "most successful animal shelters" in the state.The live-release percentage is calculated using the total of all pets that are adopted, rescued, transferred to another shelter or returned to their owners after being lost.The numbers aren't insignificant, either. ACS adopted out more than 6,000 pets last fiscal year and helped save an additional 10,597 animals through partnerships with rescues and sister shelters, according to officials.Officials also said that out of the 27,194 animals brought to the shelter, 2,204 were euthanized, the lowest rate in the shelter's history.sacurrent.com
San Antonio shelter has highest live release rate in its history, Animal Care Services says
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio’s Animal Care Services just announced some of the best news we’ve heard all year - the shelter just ended its fiscal year with the highest live release rate for animals in its history. The 92% live release rate made ACS one of the “most successful animal shelters” in Texas, officials said. The live release percentage is determined by all pets that are adopted, rescued, transferred to another shelter or returned to their owners after being lost. Out of 27,194 animals brought in to the shelter, 2,204 were euthanized, the lowest rate in the shelter’s history, according to ACS officials. An ACS report from last year, shows that the shelter had a 90% euthanasia rate in 2004 and in 2011 had a release rate of just 32%.
Halloween can be a scary time for pets. Keep them safe with these tips
SAN ANTONIO – With Halloween coming up, Animal Care Services has put together a list of tips to help keep your pets safe. They offered the following tips to keep pets safe:Chocolate of any type, even a nibble, can be toxic and potentially fatal to dogs and cats. Talk to your kids about the danger of giving your pet Halloween treats. Keep your pet safe inside for the evening if you're worried trick or treaters may scare or bother your outdoor pet. Get your pet in on the Halloween fun by providing a holiday-themed treat for them to enjoy.
‘Sonic’ the hedgehog finds new home with San Antonio ACS team member
SAN ANTONIO – “Sonic” the hedgehog has found a new place to call home in San Antonio. The City of San Antonio Animal Care Services posted on social media Thursday afternoon, saying a resident found the little hedgehog roaming around her yard. ACS staff said Sonic caught the eye of one of their team members and he has since been adopted. “We’re so happy this little guy will be safe and headed to a new home soon,” ACS officials said. San Antonio police find quite an unexpected animal near park trails
ACS: Animal neglect cases rise in San Antonio, reasons likely pandemic-related
SAN ANTONIO – Animal Care Services has reported a recent rise in animal neglect cases in San Antonio. Animal neglect comes in many forms, according to ACS officials. “Some of the things we see are an animal tied up without access to food, water, shelter. Sims said the reasons pet neglect is on the rise are most likely pandemic-related. The first reason has to do with people paying more attention to what’s going on around them and making calls to report neglect.
ACS investigates after kitten in crate thrown off Southtown bridge into San Antonio River, drowns
SAN ANTONIO – Animal Care Services has opened an investigation after a person was seen throwing a crate with a three-month-old kitten inside off the Arsenal bridge in late September. The crate was retrieved from the river, but the black, short-haired female kitten had already died. Investigators found paper towels and a 2020 San Antonio coupon book inside the crate. ACS is investigating after a crate with a kitten inside of it was thrown off the Aresnal bridge in San Antonio in late September 2020. Investigators found the dead kitten with a 2020 San Antonio coupon book inside.
ACS looking for individual who left kitten to drown in San Antonio River
Investigators from the city's Animal Care Services are searching for the person who tossed a kitten into the San Antonio River last month to drown. According to a news release, ACS said a resident was feeding birds by the Aresenal Bridge, located at 479-499 E. Arsenal St., on Sept. 22 when they saw an unidentified person get out of a car and throw a purple soft-sided pet crate into the river below before speeding away.mysanantonio.com
ACS: Over half of 2,200 spay-neuter vouchers put to use
SAN ANTONIO – After the coronavirus pandemic began and its clinics limited their capacity, Animal Care Services was forced to no longer do in-house spay and neuter surgeries. Instead, ACS issued 2,200 taxpayer-funded vouchers to cover the cost to have them done by veterinarians and other organizations that partner with ACS, said Heber Lefgren, its director. The other vouchers were for animals that were taken in by rescue groups that chose other options to get them sterilized, Lefgren said. A voided spay/neuter voucher from Animal Care Services. (Animal Care Services)However, Lefgren pointed out that ACS understands other clinics also had to limit the number of surgeries it does.
San Antonio pet parents find support and advice online during pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio pet parents are finding camaraderie and support in a social media community group during the pandemic. San Antonio Animal Care Services says membership on the Pet Parents of SATX Facebook page has doubled during the pandemic. Balarin said the goal is to help build a local community of support to help new pet parents connect with seasoned pet parents. It’s also for people looking for tips, training advice, and pet sitting, and in the end, the pets win. “It’s led by community members in sharing the conversations they want to talk about when it comes to their pets,” Balarin said.
Dog dumped in front of San Antonio Animal Care Services caught on camera
SAN ANTONIO Surveillance cameras at the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services building caught a small dog being dumped in front of the building this week, according to shelter officials. The dog, which the staff named Flash, was seen running around the parking lot before running onto the freeway officials said. ACS officials checked the surveillance camera footage and saw Flash had been dumped outside the shelter. Flash tried to follow that person driving away, which is when we noticed him running around our parking lot, officials said in a Facebook post. Wed like to encourage those seeking assistance with a pet to please reach out to us before giving up.Dumping a pet is never the answer, officials said.
ACS Asking San Antonio Residents to Donate Blankets to Keep Animals Warm
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San Antonio's Animal Care Services Celebrates the New Year with a Car Dealership-esque Adoption Deal
New year new mew.The City of San Antonio's Animal Care Services (ACS) is advertising a deal for anyone who's resolved to make new friends this year. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
Adopt UFOs (cats, dogs) for $15 or less this weekend at Animal Care Services
SAN ANTONIO - City of San Antonio Animal Care Services is offering an adoption special for UFOs (Unquestionably Furry Occupants). Dogs will be available for adoption for just $15, and cat adoption fees will drop to just $5 Friday through Sunday. The adopt-a-thon is spoofing the "Storm Area 51" event, which went viral on social media for jokingly urging people to take over the military facility in Nevada where conspiracy theorists say aliens and their spaceships are held. Shelter pets are out of this world," said ACS live-release manager Bethany Colonnese. All pets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and will have already been vaccinated, dewormed, sterilized, and implanted with a microchip.
How to get involved through community service in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO - This article is sponsored by Martinez & Associates. San Antonio is a great place to volunteer and there are several opportunities for residents to get involved in activities that will enhance our community. City of San Antonio Development ServicesDo you have a calling to help make the city beautiful? San Antonio Food BankThe SAFB serves 58,000 people each week and distributes 74,000,000 meals each year. If you're in a group or an individual, there are many opportunities to volunteer the San Antonio Food Bank.