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Lattie’s Medical Case

Meet Lattie, he’s a 6-year-old, male cat who we transferred into our care through our partnership with Animal Care Services. Lattie came to ADL with an unknown medical history and . . .

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 . . .

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  • Michelada Madness is Sunday, Sept. 1st at @alamobeerco! Get ready to enjoy some of the best Micheladas in town! Check out the live lucha libre wrestling, mariachis, music, vendors, plus — we’ll be there with adorable adoptable pets! Another awesome reason you should come out to @micheladamadnesssa is... a portion of proceeds from your ticket will benefit the dogs and cats at ADL!
Get your tickets now at  #satx #supportlocal #animaldefenseleague #TheBestMicheladaSanAntonio
  • Happy Senior Citizens Day! 💛🐾 In celebration of this day, we wanted to share this heartwarming update from ADL alumni, Ethel who was one of our senior pets adopted in 2017 through our Seniors for Seniors program.  What is ADL’s Seniors for Seniors program all about? Many studies have proven that pet ownership is commonly known to reduce loneliness and stress while improving the overall well-being and happiness of senior citizens. ADL’s Seniors for Seniors program allows seniors who are 60 years or older to adopt a qualifying senior dog or cat at no cost, giving participants the chance to discover the joys of having a furry friend in their lives! 
If you're interested in adopting a senior pet, check out our "oldies but goodies" page on website at to see a list of pets who qualify! 
#SeniorCitizensDay #SeniorPets #animaldefenseleague #satx #sanantonio #adoptdontshop #happytails
  • 🐾IT’S WIGGLE & WAG WEDNESDAY!🐾Visit ADL to find your new wiggly and tail wagging best friend! Waived adoption fees for dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens! Going on August 21st at our main campus and the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions. #adoptADL #adoptdontshop #satx #sanantonio #animaldefenseleague
  • We had an amazing adoption weekend during Clear the Shelters! We sent a total of 124 pets home! One of those adoptions we’d like to highlight is Hercules who had been at ADL for 506 days. Some of you donated to Hercules' surgery fund to repair his injury from a bullet, he spent many months recovering, was in and out of foster care, and now we’re happy to announce that this sweet boy is finally home! ❤️ Thank you to our volunteers, Telemundo San Antonio, News 4 San Antonio, and everyone who helped spread the word about #ClearTheshelters. A big thank you to all who gave a shelter pet the chance to become part of their family. Remember when you adopt you actually save 2 lives, the one you adopt, and the next animal in need that you open space for. #adoptdontshop #DesocuparlosAlbergues #adoptadl #shelterpetsrock #thankyou
  • Wow! Our adoption center has been packed all day for #ClearTheShelters! Thank you to everyone who came out to adopt! We really want our other pets who who are still waiting to find their forever homes to go home too! That’s why, tomorrow on Sunday, August 18th, we’ll still be waiving adoption fees when you make a monetary donation for our dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. So if you missed your chance Saturday, come out Sunday and give one of our pets a chance to become part of your family! #adoptdontshop #satx #adoptADL
  • Yay! We’re incredibly happy to announce that Soltai has found his family during #ClearTheShelters! We’re ready to send more pets to loving homes! Come by today and help us clear the shelter! #firstfamilyphoto #adoptADL
  • It’s Saturday and that means #ClearTheShelters is today! Soltai, Olive, Fripp, and Eno are ready to find their forever homes! Come meet them and all our pets who are looking forward to this big day! We're waiving adoptions fees for dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens when you make a donation of any amount. We’re open from 11 am - 7 pm at both ADL locations. Adoption applications are accepted until 6:30pm. Come by and help us clear the shelter! #adoptdontshop  Pictured here: Soltai (left), Eno & Fripp (bonded pair kitties), Olive (bottom right)
#adoptdontshop #adoptadl #adoptacat #adoptadog #satx #sanantonio #adltexas DesocuparlosAlbergues
  • These puppies are waiting for your love and affection. Come meet them and many other adorable fur babies at our main campus. They can't wait to receive your love and have a forever home! Have any questions? Give us a call at (210) 655-1481. You can learn more about our adoption process here:
#adoptdontshopt #adoptADL #puppers #puppies #puppiesofinstagram #animaldefenseleague #dogs #sanantonio #corgi #chihuahua #terrier
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