Animal Care Services and SA Pets Alive! Need to Empty the Shelters

Published on July 05, 2023

City of San Antonio Animal Care Services Department  San Antonio Pets Alive

Hundreds of adoption-ready pets ready for new homes

SAN ANTONIO (July 5, 2023) – Animal shelters throughout the state are overwhelmed with too many pets and not enough adopters.San Antonio Animal Care Services(SAACS) and San Antonio Pets Alive!(SAPA!) want to flip that equation by hosting an Empty the Shelters event at the municipal shelter. The event will run from July 6 through 31 and will feature reduced adoption fees of only $25for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.

Sponsored by theBISSELL Pet Foundationthe event aims to save the lives of hundreds of shelter pets through placement and easing overcrowding. The foundation will provide a lifesaving donation to each organization for every pet they can place with a new family—those funds go right back into helping even more dogs and cats. Puppies are plentiful now at the shelter, and adopters will help save lives.

The SAACS municipal shelter is located at 4710 State Hwy 151, San Antonio Pets Alive! is on Building One. Shelter hours are as follows:

  • Monday – Friday: 1 – 7 p.m.
  • Weekends: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Adoptions are first come, first served, and each organization’s processes and policies apply. All pets adopted from SAACS and SAPA! are sterilized, vaccinated with their first round of shots, and microchipped with a free lifetime registration.