Local animal shelters see jump in donations for Betty White’s birthday
The San Antonio Humane Society and the Animal Defense League of Texas have seen spikes in donations connected to the #BettyWhiteChallenge. The challenge, which was born out of social media shortly after White’s death on Dec. 31, urges people to donate $5 to an animal rescue organization for the Golden Girls star’s Jan. 17 birthday.
San Antonio animal shelters offer free, discounted adoption fees for ‘big mutts’ during spring break
SAN ANTONIO – The Animal Defense League and San Antonio Humane Society are offering adoption specials for “big mutts” this spring break. ADL spokesperson Michelle Thorson said pets over 40 pounds will have their adoption fees waived through March 14. Instead, the animal shelter is asking for a monetary donation to help support the program and pets in need. At the San Antonio Humane Society, the “I Like Big Mutts and I Cannot Lie” special is offering a $25 adoption fee for large dogs that are at least 1 year old. Interested adopters wanting a meet and greet can email the Adoption Team at adopt@SAhumane.org and write “Meet and Greet” in the subject line.
Non-profits and small businesses team up to help feed people and protect animals
SAN ANTONIO – In times of need, it’s no surprise many non-profits and small businesses in San Antonio join hands to make sure no one is left out. And when it comes to animals in San Antonio, The San Antonio Zoo is lending a helping hand to the Primarily Primates sanctuary in Leon Springs. “We took in some of their primates and put them where we could, including offices at the zoo,” CEO of the San Antonio Zoo, Tim Morrow said. The San Antonio Food Bank has set up weekend emergency food distribution sites. Montgomery Rd., is also teaming up with the San Antonio Food Bank to give away food boxes this Saturday, February 20, from 9 - 11 a.m. Click here to register.
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.
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
Monolith helps dogs and cats find their forever homes, makes appearance at Animal Defense League
SAN ANTONIO – A monolith, like the one that appeared in Utah last month, has appeared at the Animal Defense League -- maybe to help dogs and cats find their forever homes. A mysterious monolith had appeared at our Paul Jolly Center this morning. According to center officials, potential pet adopters can come to the center and take a photo with the monolith while visiting the center and hopefully taking home one of the animals sheltered there. Officials are unaware of how long the monolith will be in place, so act fast! Appointments are required, you can schedule yours by clicking here.
As seen on SA Live - Friday, September 11, 2020
SAN ANTONIO – Today at 1 p.m. on SA Live, we’re honoring heroes here in Military City USA! Post your shout-outs to military service members, first responders and health care workers on the @SALiveKSAT Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. David Elder stops by Alamo Beer Company after the San Antonio 110 9/11 Memorial Climb to check out their post-climb hangout to pay tribute to the fallen. People who attend get a commemorative glass and the proceeds go to benefit the San Antonio 110. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
As seen on SA Live - Wednesday, August 26, 2020
SAN ANTONIO Today at 1 p.m., SA Live goes to the dogs for National Dog Day! Plus, Wild Wednesday and yummy Korean macarons. Also, doggy daycare Camp Bow Wow is teaching us how to get our dogs ready for when we head back to work (whenever that is) and how to adjust them to our new normal. Fiona is checking out whats flying around at the San Antonio Zoo. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
Watch: Adorable play date at the San Antonio Zoo gets national attention
SAN ANTONIO Heres the cute video we all needed. Recently, the San Antonio Zoo hosted a play date with adoptable Animal Defense League kittens and puppies and some of their animals. San Antonio Zoo experiences quarantine baby boom'According to the San Antonio Zoo, both organizations have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a devastating decrease in revenue streams and fundraising support. NEW FRIENDS: The Animal Defense League of Texas brought some foster kittens and dogs on a field trip to the San Antonio Zoo to help raise awareness for pet adoption. https://t.co/Hj3XEKnQJA pic.twitter.com/J7imYTW48S ABC News (@ABC) July 2, 2020The San Antonio Zoo is now open, but still has a long road ahead to recover.
As seen on SA Live - Wednesday, May 20, 2020
We love our furry friends and we’re showing the love on National Rescue Dog Day! We’ll hear from some of our favorite dog rescue organizations, including Animal Defense League of Texas, Texas Chihuahua Rescue, God’s Dogs Rescue and The Lucky Spot Dog Rescue. We’ll take a look at how they’re helping food trucks and local breweries during this difficult time. That’s all today at 1 p.m. on SA Live. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, your smart TV or your smartphone.
Join the Doggy Dash race for rescue dogs
SAN ANTONIO The adoption numbers are the best that workers at the Animal Defense League of Texas have ever seen. While things are good, there is still so much work to be done and animal lives to save. ADL had gotten creative due to social distancing and come up with a virtual marathon fundraiser. Document your progress through of the many fitness tracker apps and then send in your results. Proceeds go to the Animal Defense League of Texas.
Animal Defense League of Texas Puppy & Kitten Feedathon recap
SAN ANTONIO - KSAT Community partnered with the Animal Defense League of Texas for the Puppy & Kitten Feedathon in June where ADL had its best month for adoptions with a record-breaking 482 cats and dogs going to permanent homes. "It is with the help of key partnerships such as that with KSAT Community that these learning initiatives are possible, said Joel McLellan, executive director, Animal Defense League of Texas. All ADL's pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated according to age, have microchips implanted and are fully vetted. It was truly heartwarming," said Chris Garza, director of operations, Animal Defense League of Texas. Be sure to check out the plenty of adorable pets still waiting to find their forever homes at ADL.
WATCH LIVE: Animal Defense League of Texas puppy cam
The Animal Defense League of Texas is holdings its KSAT Community Puppy & Kitten Feedathon event today and tomorrow. You can learn about the fostering and adoption program and even volunteer to feed kittens and puppies. For more information, click here. ADL's puppy cam is shown below. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.