Group desperately needs San Antonio’s help to rescue dogs

Every morning at 10:30 a.m., Animal Care Services publishes a list of dogs and cats slated for euthanasia. Several times over the past few weeks, San Antonio Pets Alive (SAPA), the shelter’s rescue partner, has declared a “code red” emergency indicating there were more than 25 pets on the list.

Once the dossier is published, SAPA has approximately two hours to find homes for the animals to prevent them from being killed. In recent months, the urgency has increased.

SAPA spokesperson Alexis Moore says the group is “inundated” with puppies and kittens.

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San Antonio Pets Alive, the rescue partner of Animal Care Services, is calling on residents to open their homes to welcome pets or forever friends in an effort to save dogs and cats from euthanasia.

Courtesy of San Antonio Pets Alive

“There has been a weekly code red for the past two months,” she adds. “There has been more than one code red each week, which is not what we have typically seen in recent years.”

Minutes after Moore spoke with MySA, SAPA issued another Code Red. This time, a total of 28 dogs were included on the euthanasia list prepared by ACS.

SAPA urges families in San Antonio to help by opening their homes to foster or adopt animals.

Requirements for foster families include the ability to provide a safe and welcoming environment for the dog or cat where the animal can mature enough to receive their vaccinations, be spayed or neutered, and transition into family life. SAPA provides supplies, medicines and care.

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San Antonio Pets Alive, the rescue partner of Animal Care Services, is calling on residents to open their homes to welcome pets or forever friends in an effort to save dogs and cats from euthanasia.

Courtesy of San Antonio Pets Alive

Those interested in adopting pets, which are all up to date on vaccines, microchipped, and have been spayed and neutered, can search for available pets online here.

Moore says the amount of homeless animals is a result of pet owners not neutering their animals. She says their frequent consumption of mothers and puppies is a clear sign of this.


With the help of the Bissell Pet Foundation, the people of San Anton can bring home a new friend and help SAPA for less. By the end of the month, adoption fees are $25 for cats and dogs (excluding animal ambassadors).

San Antonio Pets Alive, the rescue partner of Animal Care Services, is calling on residents to open their homes to welcome pets or forever friends in an effort to save dogs and cats from euthanasia.

San Antonio Pets Alive, the rescue partner of Animal Care Services, is calling on residents to open their homes to welcome pets or forever friends in an effort to save dogs and cats from euthanasia.

Courtesy of San Antonio Pets Alive


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Jennifer R. Strohm