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ADL’s 85th Birthday Petstravaganza

We had a fantastic time at our 85th Birthday Petsravaganza! Thank you to all our supporters, vendors, and partners who came out to celebrate with us! A special thank you . . .

Our 2019 Fiesta Medal

This year the Animal Defense League of Texas celebrates its 85th anniversary as the oldest, true no-kill animal shelter in the state of Texas. We are celebrating our big “Diamond . . .

Henry’s Story

Meet Henry—a 7-year-old Akita mix, who came into ADL’s care on March 17, 2016. When Henry was brought to ADL by a good Samaritan he was noticeably ill, coughing and . . .

In 2018, we helped


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  • It’s all smiles today at @petsmart at Alamo Ranch! Come out and meet some amazing adoptable pets & maybe meet your new best friend too! #AdoptADL
  • These are some of our newest sweet fur babies that are available for adoption! They can't wait to receive warm hugs from their new forever families and have a warm bed in their forever homes. Come by the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions and our main campus to meet them this weekend!  Have any questions? Give us a call at (210) 655-1481.
#doptdontshop #adoptadl #puppers #animaldefenseleagueoftexas #puppiesofinstagram #puppies #doggos #sanantonio #dogsofinstagram
  • A big thank you to San Antonio Humane Society for their generous donation of 120 flats of canned dog food to our pets! It’s partnerships like this that help  @sahumane and ADL save more lives of homeless pets. Together, we can make a difference in our community. ❤️🐾
  • Meet Noel! She’s our @northparksubie Pet Star of the week! Noel is the first pet star to visit North Park Subaru’s new location and she even got to check out their new dog park! Noel is a very friendly and affectionate girl. She loves to receive treats, walks great on a leash, and enjoys being around people. Noel is ready to find her forever home this week! Come by our main campus to meet her and check out her pet profile:
North Park Subaru is sponsoring Noel and covering her adoption fee. #animaldefenseleague #AdoptDontShop #ShareTheLove #subiedogs #subielovespets #satx #adoptadl
We have a lot of kittens and nursing mom cats in foster care! Can you help us feed these furbabies? We’re currently in urgent need of… .
• Royal Canin Mother & Babycat Dry Food
• Royal Canin Mother & Babycat Canned Wet Food
• KMR - Kitten Milk Replacer (preferably small 6 oz. containers for us to hand out to our foster parents.)
Donations accepted at both ADL locations 11 am - 7 pm. You can also buy these items from our wish list and your donations will be shipped directly to us! Don't forget to use! Visit our Amazon Wish List at:  #kittenseason #helpakittyout #animaldefenseleague
Check out our Wiggle & Wag Wednesday Special! Adopt an adult dog over 6 months old for only $15! Adult cats over 6 months old are just $5 to adopt! Excludes, puppies, kittens, and Pay-It-Forward pets but there are so many loving pets at both ADL locations who qualify. Going on Wednesday, July 17th, at our main campus and the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions. 🐾🐱🐶
Every pet at ADL is spayed/neutered, microchipped, updated on age-appropriate vaccinations, fully vetted, receives a starter bag of Heritage Ranch by H-E-B pet food, and is ready to go home with you! 
#adoptdontshop #adoptadl #satx
  • We’re happy to share the #FirstFamilyPhoto of our North Park SubaruPet Star, Jillian! When Jillian first came to ADL she was very weak and only weighed 26 lbs. After a month working on gaining weight in a foster home, she is now at a healthy weight of 40 lbs and is a new lady! She's still just as loving as the day she came in and has already won over the hearts of her new family. Congrats to Jillian and her family!
A big thank you to Jillian's family for giving this sweet girl a chance and to North Park Subaru for sponsoring her! #sharethelove #adoptADL #adoptdontshop #animaldefenseleague
  • We had a special gift dropped off at the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions. Danielle and her family stopped by to give ADL a donation of $105 which was all raised from Danielle's lemonade stand! Thank you so much for your thoughtful gift to our animals! 🐶🐱❤️ #feelingthankful #thankyou #donationsmakeadifference
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