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Bubbles’ Medical Case

Bubbles is a 1 year old, female, Terrier mix who is currently being treated in the Animal Defense League Veterinary Hospital. ADL has confirmed with Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine . . .

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 . . .

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  • We’re happy to announce that our North Park Subaru Pet Star has been adopted! Congratulations to Andy and her new family! Thank you to @northparksubie for sponsoring sweet little Andy! #sharethelove #adoptdontshop #firstfamilyphoto #adoptADL #happytail
  • Artsy Barksy is today! Join us for art, vendors, music, beer & wine, and pet adoptions! When you adopt any pet at the Paul Jolly Center during Artsy Barksy between 2:00-5:00pm, you'll receive a $25 coupon for any ADL Wellness Clinic service! Come meet our pets, enjoy the event, and spread the word!
  • We're all set up at the PetSmart at Alamo Ranch with adoptable pets! Come meet our furry friends! We're here from 11 am - 4 pm. Saturday only! #adoptADL #adoptdontshop
  • *Diamond in the Ruff Adoption Special*
We have many pets that have been searching for their forever homes for months without any luck. They are ADL’s Diamonds in the Ruff who are ready to shine for you! This weekend on Sept 15th & Sept 16th, we’re waiving adoption fees with any monetary donation for our Diamond in the Ruff pets! Please consider giving one of these loving dogs or cats a chance to be your furry best friend! Visit either ADL location and look for specially marked kennels to see who qualifies! Come meet all our wonderful diamonds who are ready to shine for you! #adoptadl #satx #sanantonio #adoptdontshop #saveapet
  • *Update: Andy has been adopted!* Meet Andy! She’s our @northparksubie pet star of the week! Andy is an easy-going type of gal who enjoys being held. Andy gets along well everyone and has the most adorable smile when she greets you! She’s a gentle and calm girl who’s just looking for the perfect home for her. Andy is a 10 year old, Miniature Poodle mix and you can meet her at our main campus!
North Park Subaru is sponsoring Andy and covering her adoption fee!#adoptdontshop #sharelthelove  #dogsoftexas #satx #subiedogs #subarudogs #adoptADL
  • The 5K medals are here! Have you registered for our 5K yet? Hurry! The early bird price ends at Midnight on Sunday, Sept 16th! ADL's 5k & Kid's 1K is on Saturday, Oct 20th. You can run with your dogs, kids, or with a group! Register today before the price goes up! Visit this link to register:
A special thank you to @heb for their title sponsorship of this event! This fun-filled race benefits the pets at the Animal Defense League of Texas. #satx #5kmedal #sanantonio #5k #thingstodoinsanantonio #puppiesofinstagram
  • Thank you to our friends at Michelada Madness for choosing to support the pets at ADL!
#Repost @micheladamadnesssa
Thanks to everyone that joined us for this years #MicheladaMadness! 
We couldn't have done it without yall. 🙏  We do it for the #FurrFam.  These lil babies found themselves a home today, and with the money we raised plenty more can find their #foreverhomes soon!! Make sure you go by and #adoptdontshop when looking for a new Furr baby. 
One love SA.
  • *Updated: Hula has been adopted!* It's #toungeouttuesday with Hula! She's one of our long-term residents who's been waiting way too long to find her forever home. Hula was a little shy when she first came to ADL but has definitely built up her confidence! Hula loves to play in water and soak in her pool. She enjoys belly rubs and giving out hugs. She's a big love bug that’s sure to brighten your day! Please consider giving this charming girl a chance and spread the word about her! Hula is a 2 year old, Terrier mix and you can meet her at our main campus. #adoptadl #dogsoftexas #raincoatdog #adoptables #adotadog #satx #shelterdogsrock #sanantonio #adoptdontshop🐾
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