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Señor – Before & After

On February 28th of this year, Señor came to ADL in terrible shape and in obvious discomfort. This poor kitty could hardly open his eyes and was missing lots of . . .

UFO Eyewitness Mrs. Butters

Happy World UFO Day, July 2nd! Can you believe that one of our long-term residents, Mrs. Butters, is actually a UFO eyewitness herself?! Check out this dramatic video re-enactment of . . .

Meet Adorable Molly

Molly is a loving young pup who came to ADL on June 9, 2018. She had horrible wounds across her back with fur missing and raw skin exposed. Our staff . . .

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  • Thank you to everyone who opened their hearts and homes to a new pet during the nationwide #ClearTheShelters adoption event! Thank you to @noticias60 and @news4sa for teaming up with San Antonio to help pets find their loving homes. A special thank you to Betwixt the Bun, Camp Bow Wow San Antonio Airport, and our volunteers for all your amazing support! We sent 58 of our pets home with their new families on this special day!  #DesocuparLosAlbergues  #firstfamilyphoto #adoptADL #adoptdontshop 🐾❤️️
  • Join ADL’s 5K run! You can run with your dogs, kids, or with a group! We offer group registration discounts. This year the 5k will be held at McAllister Park Trailhead on Saturday, October 20th. Candy stations will be placed along the route of the kids 1k trick-or-trot. So dust off those running shoes, get your costume ready, and register today!  Early bird price increases Sept. 16th:
- Adults: $25
- Kids: $15  Register now at this link: 🐾❤️️
A special thank you to H-E-B for their title sponsorship of this event! This fun-filled race will benefit the dogs and cats at the Animal Defense League of Texas. #sanantonio #5k #thingstodoinsanantonio #satx #sanantoniotexas #sanantonioevents #ADL5k
  • Meet Mama Bear & Papa Bear! These two lovely "bears" are bonded pairs that are looking for a home where they can stay together! These two are fun to be around and TODAY for #ClearTheShelters they're adoption fees are WAIVED! There's still time to come by our main campus to meet the bears! #adoptADL #ClearTheShelters
  • Can you help us clear our shelter too?! Then head on over to ADL today to meet all our furry friends who would love to go home with you! Fees are waived for our adult pets TODAY ONLY! We're accepting adoption applications until 6:30pm!  #adoptADL #adoptdontshop #satx #cleartheshelters
  • It's THAT time!! Clear the Shelters has begun! Our staff and volunteers are ready to help you find your new best friend! Consider opening your heart and home to a pet in need. We're waiving adoption fees for our adult cats & dogs over 6 months old - TODAY only! You'll still need to fill out an application and go through our adoption process but our staff is ready to help you at both locations! #adoptadl #adoptadog #adoptacat #satx #sanantonio #adoptdontshop #shelterpetsrock #cleartheshelters
  • Tomorrow is the big day!!! We're going to attempt to clear our shelter! On Saturday, Aug 18 we're participating in the nationwide #CleartheShelters event w/ @noticias60 & @news4sa! We're WAIVING fees for adult dogs & cats over 6 months old at both locations! You'll still need to fill out an application and go through our adoption process but we'll be ready to help you find your furry best friend! Help us spread the word so that we can send our furry friends to loving homes! #adoptadl #adoptdontshop #adoptadog #adoptacat #satx #sanantoniotx #sanantonio #thingstodoinsanantonio #shelterpetsrock 
Pictured here are pets that currently need homes: Tuxedo (the cat), Hula (top right), Ginger Spice (bottom left) and Cow (bottom right).
  • Meet Craig! He’s our @northparksubie pet star of the week! He's a 4 year old, Shepherd mix. Craig is easygoing, friendly, and walks great on a leash! He loves belly rubs, relaxing, and enjoys playing with toys. If you’d like to make Craig part of your family, then visit our main campus to meet him! North Park Subaru is sponsoring Craig and covering his adoption fee! 
Don’t forget! This Saturday, Aug 18th we’re participating in the nationwide #Cleartheshelters event! So not only will Craig’s adoption fee be waived but so will all our other adult dogs and cats over 6 months of age! This is going on at both ADL locations and during the Clear The Shelters event only!
#AdoptDontShop #ShareTheLove #subarudogs #subiedogs #adoptADL #satx #petstars
  • Help us clear our shelter this weekend! We’re participating in the nationwide #ClearTheShelters event this Saturday, Aug 18th with @noticias60 and @news4sa to help all our pets find their forever homes! If you’re looking for a furry friend, then you don’t want to miss out on this big day! We’re WAIVING adoption fees for all of our adult dogs and cats over the age of 6 months old. You'll still need to go through our adoption process, but we’ll be ready to help you find your best friend. Our pets are looking forward to this day, so please help spread the word to help them find the loving homes they deserve!
We’ll be open from 11am – 7pm at both ADL locations. Adoption applications accepted until 6:30pm. Note: Adopt-Me-Now pets, puppies, and kittens do not qualify for waived fees.
#DesocuparlosAlbergues #adoptADL #adoptdontshop #shelterpetsrock #sanantonio #satx #sanantoniotx #adotadog #adoptacat
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