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22 Mar
Carlton’s Story

Carlton was brought to the Animal Defense League through our partnership with Animal Care Services (ACS) on Jan 25th. Carlton is only one years old and he had one of . . .

7 Mar
Tom Tom’s Story

Meet Tom Tom! Through our partnership with the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services (ACS), we transferred Tom Tom into our shelter to find out what exactly was wrong . . .

1 Mar
Our 2018 Fiesta Medal

Our fiesta 2018 medal is here! For only $10 you can snag one at our main campus, the Paul Jolly Center, or the ADL Hospital. Help represent ADL by adding . . .

In 2017, we helped


Pets find their
forever home

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  • It's #nationalpuppyday so ADL is going live in our puppy room in 10 minutes!! Tune in to see the cuteness we have ready for adoption today! #puppiesofinstagram #animalshelter #animaldefenseleagueoftexas #puppies
  • Tom Tom, the cat, is another favorite of ours. His leg was so badly broken that it unfortunately needed to be amputated. Tom Tom did well through the surgery and had a successful recovery and has found his forever home! Last year 5,509 pets found their forever homes just like Tom Tom. Every dollar helps us in our mission!
The Big Give SA ends at midnight! Donate TODAY on March 22nd to help save pets like Tom Tom! To make a donation visit: (Link in profile)
#BigGive2018 #satx #sanantonio #biggivesa
  • @spursjesus came to visit ADL and had tons of fun with these crazy puppies. Check out our story to see the #cutenessoverload ! He will be joining us tonight @alamobeerco with fiesta medals, adoptable pets, and (of course) BEER! Don't forget to donate to ADL for #biggivesa today at We only have 24 hours to raise money and EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS! 
#puppiesofinstagram #spursjesus #biggive2018 #thebiggive #donate #fundraiser #puppyparty #furbabies #animalwelfare
  • Meet Carlton, the face of our #biggive2018 campaign this year! Not long ago, Carlton came to ADL with what seemed like a road rash. Our veterinarians believe he may have been drug behind a car. After removing his eye on the affected side, and countless hours of treatment and love, Carlton is making his way back to recovery. Read the rest of his story and donate to help save pets like Carlton TODAY at 
#biggive #biggivesa #savinglives #animalwelfare #dogsofinstagram #furbaby #adoptdontshop #animaldefenseleague #animalshelter #homelesspets
  • Tune into our Ask A Vet on Facebook Live during #BigGive2018 tomorrow, March 22nd! Our staff veterinarian will be taking your question from 1pm-2pm. Have a question? Email us at with your questions!  Don't forget to join us on this day for our Animal Defense League's Big Thanks event at the Alamo Beer Company! This year we want to say THANK YOU to our donors, supporters, adopters, fosters, and volunteers. We'll be there from 6pm-9pm with adoptable pets and free swag (while supplies last). We hope to see you there!
#biggivesa #biggive #animalwelfare #animaldefenseleague #animalshelter #donate #fundraise #homelesspets #foster #adoptdontshop #volunteer #petadvice #veterinarian
  • This Thursday, March 22nd we challenge you to help us raise $15,000 for the pets in our shelter. Its the #biggive2018 time of year again and YOU can help us reach our goal by creating a Fundraising Champion profile and sharing it with your social networks. First and second place winners who raise the most money will receive a choice of a round trip Southwest Airlines ticket or a brand new #ipadmini4 ! Simply go to, click the green 'Fundraise' button, and enter your credentials to begin raising money! IMPORTANT NOTE: Wait to share your campaign with your friends until THURSDAY! This will help ADL qualify to win more money for the most donors or money raised in one day! #donate #fundraiser #animalshelter #petsinneed #biggive #biggivesa #puppiesofinstagram #kittensofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram
  • Our Spring Bark Adoption Special is still going on!
From now until Sunday, March 18th you can adopt any adult dog over 6 months of age and over 30lbs for only $30! Every ADL pet is spayed/neutered, microchipped, vetted, and has received age-appropriate vaccinations. Visit either ADL location to find your furry best friend! #adoptadl #sanantonio #dogsoftexas #adoptdontshop
  • Hi, I’m Max! I have a rather gentle and calm demeanor. I can be a little social butterfly too! I’m sweet towards people and enjoy playtime with dogs. I’m affectionate and ready to find my person! Do I sound like the perfect dog for you? Then come by and meet me soon at the Paul Jolly Adoption Center! #adoptadl #adoptme #happydog #adoptadog #adoptme #satx #adoptdontshop #dogstagram #dogsoftexas
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