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 Humane Society slashing adoption fees during event with North Shore Animal League
Courtesy / San Antonio Humane SocietyLabrador Retreiver mix Melina is one of the dogs available for adoption. Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. The San Antonio Humane Society is partnering with North Shore Animal League America for Tour for Life 2021, the world's largest national cooperative pet adoption event.Taking place from March 29 to April 3, the promotion will include half-off adoption fees for most SAHS animals. Potential pet parents can explore SAHS's adoption page and email a desired animal's name and ID number to adoption@SAHumane.org . They'll also need to provide government-issued ID and proof of residence.SAHA will evaluate applications on a first-come, first-served basis with adoption interviews taking place by phone.sacurrent.com
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.
San Antonio Humane Society holding discount adoption promotion for large dogs this week
click image PetangoStarlight is currently available for adoption at SAHS. If you like big mutts and cannot lie, this promotion may be for you.The San Antonio Humane Society is holding a weeklong promotion to help larger pups find their fur-ever homes. It's offering those adoptable dogs for just $25.The promotion — which runs through Sunday — applies to all dogs one year or older and weighing more than 30 pounds. The adoption fee for such canines is usually $50.The Humane Society is still closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SAHS will review applications on a first-come, first-served basis, and schedule adoption interviews via phone.Folks interested in checking out available pups can do so at the San Antonio Humane Society websitesacurrent.com
San Antonio Humane Society’s new medical facility creates more possibilities for the no-kill shelter
As adorable puppies and animals await their forever homes they are now all smiles at the San Antonio Humane Society following a much needed expansion. SAN ANTONIO – As adorable puppies and animals await their forever homes they are now all smiles at the San Antonio Humane Society following a much needed expansion. “You are able to see the donations in action,” Kim Hinze the Director of Development and Public Relations for the San Antonio Humane Society said. The San Antonio Humane Society’s $10 million expansion project includes the new Leeu Naylor Medical Building that opened in the middle of the pandemic in October. The much larger medical facility has many more holding stations, examining rooms and a rehabilitation room that includes a therapy pool.
San Antonio Humane Society campuses need repair after several pipes burst due to winter storm
SAN ANTONIO – Just like so many in our viewing area the San Antonio Humane Society has experienced severe water damage from several busted pipes. Both of the nonprofit’s locations -- the main campus on Fredericksburg Road and its Brooks Spay and Neuter clinic on the South Side -- had split pipes from last week’s severe cold weather. The organization said the no kill animal shelter’s Brooks clinic had such severe damage that the staff there is working out of the main campus until the damage can be repaired. “Just like everyone else, this leak is going to be costly to our organization,” Kim Hinze, Director of Development & Public Relations for the San Antonio Humane Society said. AdThe nonprofit said thankfully the main campus that houses their animals didn’t loose power for long periods of time and that the animals were kept dry, warm and safe.
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.
Get your San Antonio pets spayed or neutered for only $25
2 1 of 2 Auscape/Universal Images Group via Getty Show More Show Less 2 of 2 San Antonio Humane Society Twitter Show More Show LessThe San Antonio Human Society is offering a sweet deal for pet owners and caretakers. For only $25, you can spay and neuter your pets. Due to COVID-19, both facilities will be offering surgery and wellness appointments as curbside only. The public is not allowed to go into the facilities until further notice for surgery and wellness check-in/check-out. The San Antonio Human Society is also doing "no contact" adoption process.mysanantonio.com
WATCH: These shelter pets got a special holiday meal, visit from Santa
SAN ANTONIO – Santa helped pets in shelters in San Antonio celebrate the holidays for the fifth year in a row on Wednesday. The San Antonio Humane Society provided a holiday meal to all the shelter dogs and cats. Full Screen Full Screen 1 / 16 Santa visits pets at the San Antonio Humane Society, Dec. 16, 2020. Alexis L. Castillo, a spokesperson for the humane society, said the shelter accepted numerous items donated by Pawderosa Ranch that will benefit the shelter pets such as paper towels, blankets, toys and food. “We couldn’t ask for a better way to treat our pets and make them feel special as they await their forever homes this holiday season.”Watch a few of the pets enjoy their holiday email in the video players below:Related: Santa is coming to bring holiday cheer to shelter pets in San Antonio
Santa is coming to bring holiday cheer to shelter pets in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Santa is making a list and checking it twice, but he’ll only really have treats for pets in shelters in San Antonio. According to the San Antonio Humane Society, the fifth annual “Holiday dinner by the Ranch,” is meant to spread holiday cheer to pets in the shelter. The event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 16 at the San Antonio Humane Society, 4804 Fredericksburg Road, and features pets ready to find their forever homes. “Shelter puppies dress up and unwrap special gifts from Santa himself,” the organization said in a statement. Related: Monolith helps dogs and cats find their forever homes, makes appearance at Animal Defense League
Dog hit by car, shot with 70 shotgun pellets, finds her forever home
SAN ANTONIO – A 9-month-old Retriever that captured the hearts of many in San Antonio has officially found her forever home, just in time for the holidays. Tammi was adopted Thursday, Dec. 10, according to the San Antonio Humane Society. Veterinarians found 70 shotgun pellets in Tammi’s body and found that she had injuries consistent with being struck by a car. “We’re just so happy she has found a loving family in time for the holidays!” the humane society said in a statement. RELATED: Dog hit by car, shot with 70 shotgun pellets, needs a forever home
Dog hit by car, shot with 70 shotgun pellets, needs a forever home
SAN ANTONIO – Tammi, a 9-month-old Retriever, has been through a lot in her short life. When she arrived at the San Antonio Humane Society in November, veterinarians discovered 70 shotgun pellets in her body and injuries consistent with being struck by a car. After a surgery and a month of recovery, the shelter is seeking a forever home for Tammi as the holidays approach. While Tammi is feeling much better, she would need a family that can focus on her rehab, which would include short leash walks and stretches. If you think Tammi would make a great Christmas gift for your family, you can submit an adoption application online.
San Antonio Humane society launches use of underwater treadmill for injured dog
Twitter screenshotThe San Antonio Humane Society has a new facility with new features like an underwater treadmill, which it put to use recently. The no-kill humane society's new state-of-the-art Leeu Naylor Medical Building allows the group to double the treatment capacity. The 17,685-square-foot site also features improvements such as rooms and suites for rehabilitation and surgery as well as play yards. Heated surgical tables and underwater treadmills are also available to help dogs and cats on the road to recovery. On Tuesday, the society showed how the underwater treadmill is helping a dog named Addie.mysanantonio.com
Kitten found with ears, tail cut off now living his ‘best’ life after being adopted, San Antonio shelter says
SAN ANTONIO – The kitten whose story captured hearts around San Antonio has found a forever home. Gunner, now named Thor by his new family, is living “his best kitten life” after he was adopted on Nov. 1, according to the San Antonio Humane Society. The humane society said it appeared his ears and tail were purposely cut off before he was abandoned. Now, he spends his life playing, cuddling and napping with his sister, a cat named Loki who was also adopted from the shelter. (Courtesy)Loki was adopted from the San Antonio Humane Society.
Kitten with ears, tail cut off found abandoned at car dealership, San Antonio shelter says
SAN ANTONIO – A 2-month-old kitten who had his ears and tail cut off and was abandoned at a car dealership is in the need of a forever home. The San Antonio Humane Society said the kitten, later named Gunner, was taken to the shelter on Sept. 23 “in urgent need of love and extra care.”The humane society said it appeared Gunner’s ears and tail were purposely cut off before he was abandoned. The San Antonio Humane Society said a kitten, later named Gunner, was found abandoned with its ears and tail cut off. (San Antonio Humane Society)Gunner has been with a foster family on his road to recovery and is now up for adoption. “He would make the perfect addition to any loving family.”Those interested in adopting Gunner, or any other feline, can visit the humane society’s website.
Whataburger launches pet collection with leash, collar, bowls on National Dog Day
SAN ANTONIO Whataburger has released the perfect gift for canine lovers on National Dog Day. The San Antonio-based icon on Wednesday launched a pet collection that includes a pet set with all the necessities (even for cats too) for $29.99. It comes with a collar, leash, food bowl and water bowl, and sets are available in small/medium or medium/large. Whataburger has launched a pet collection and is selling a pet set with a collar, a leash and two bowls. (Whataburger)Whataburger has launched a pet collection and is selling a pet set with a collar, a leash and two bowls.
Whataburger hosts pet party with SA Humane Society, launches pet merchandise
SAN ANTONIO This year has been ruff, but National Dog Day is here to make things a little more paw-esome. For the holiday on Wednesday, Whataburger and the San Antonio Humane Society will partner up for an hour-long livestream of doggy playtime and activities in an effort to promote adoptable pooches. A Whataburger-themed dog house will be featured at a party hosted by Whataburger and the San Antonio Humane Society. Whataburger is set to launch a pet collection on Wednesday for National Dog Day. (Whataburger)
San Antonio Humane Society will livestream a 'cute' Fiesta-style pet parade
San Antonio Humane Society will livestream a 'cute' Fiesta-style pet paradeThe San Antonio Humane Society will broadcast a Fiesta-style parade with shelter animals via Facebook Live at approximately 3 p.m. on May 2. less The San Antonio Humane Society will broadcast a Fiesta-style parade with shelter animals via Facebook Live at approximately 3 p.m. on May 2. Each year, the humane society hosts the "El Rey Fido" coronation, an ... more Photo: Courtesy, San Antonio Humane Society Photo: Courtesy, San Antonio Humane Society Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close San Antonio Humane Society will livestream a 'cute' Fiesta-style pet parade 1 / 5 Back to GallerySan Antonio is working to keep Fiesta traditions alive during the pandemic, and the party pets are included. The San Antonio Humane Society will broadcast a Fiesta-style parade with shelter animals via Facebook Live at approximately 3 p.m. on May 2. The Humane Society shared a preview of what San Antonio can expect, showing furry friends modeling sombreros and posing beside papier mch margaritas.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio Humane Society Will Livestream Virtual Fiesta Pet Parade
click to enlarge Facebook / San Antonio Humane SocietyFiesta traditions like El Rey Fido continue via livestream technology. San Antonio Humane SocietyThe complete El Rey Fido 2019 court poses outside the Gunter Hotel. Fiesta events may be postponed, but you cant stop the San Antonio Humane Society from bringing pets to the party.In honor of the 17-year-old tradition of crowning El Rey Fido in an official Fiesta fundraising event, the SAHS will livestream a Fiesta-style parade featuring adoptable pets, flamboyant costumes and papier mch details.Animal lovers can tune into Facebook Live around 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 to watch shelter mutts strut their stuff in this celebration, normally part of a larger Fiesta program.The El Rey Fido fundraising competition raises tens of thousands of dollars annually for SAHS, one of the city's largest dog and cat adoption organizations. Pet owners can sign their furry friends up to compete in the fundraiser for the chance to be crowned El Rey Fido at an official Fiesta event, in November.To date, El Rey Fido 2020 fundraiser competitors have raised more than $11,000 for SAHS.SAHA's temporary closure "will have a tremendous impact on our operating budget, and in turn, our ability to continue our mission, Nancy F. May, the organization's president and CEO, said in a statement.Like many other San Antonio non-profits, SAHA has created an emergency fund to compensate staff and provide care and supplies for shelter animals.Interested in signing up for the El Rey Fido fundraiser? Rules, FAQs and sign up info are available onlinesacurrent.com
San Antonio Pets Alive lowers adoption fees to $10, asks for fosters
SAN ANTONIO – Local shelters are asking people to not forget about animals as they self-quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic. San Antonio Pets Alive! San Antonio Pets Alive! (San Antonio Pets Alive!) remains open, the San Antonio Humane Society has decided to close its doors.
San Antonio Animal Rescues Request Locals to Adopt, Foster and Donate to Help Them Get Through the Pandemic
San Antonio's animals need our help.Local animal rescues are buckling down as the COVID-19 pandemic hits the United States.According to KSAT , San Antonio Pets Alive! , the ACS and the Animal Defense League remain open, but the San Antonio Humane Society has closed its doors.For anyone that wants to help but unable to foster or adopt, rescues are also seeking donations to help cover supplies and other operating costs. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. 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
Five-week-old kitten rescued from dumpster, now at Humane Society
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Humane Society is caring for a 5-week-old kitten after it was rescued from a dumpster. A spokesperson with SAHS said a good Samaritan heard the kitten crying and found him in a box inside a dumpster. The kitten, who has since been named Oscar, was taken to the Humane Society for care. The Humane Society at 4804 Fredericksburg Road is open to receive pets Mondays and Fridays starting at 10 a.m. as space allows. Source: San Antonio Humane SocietyCopyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Adoption fees for cats, kittens to be waived this weekend
SAN ANTONIO - Cat and kitten adoption fees will be waived this Saturday and Sunday at the San Antonio Humane Society, according to a news release. Each cat and kitten will receive spay/neuter surgery, its first set of vaccinations and much more, a news release said. To see all the pets available for adoption at the San Antonio Humane Society, please visit SAhumane.org or follow @SAhumane on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.