Goettl and ADL Partnering for Pets!

Categories: Community EventsFeatured StoryNews Release

Our teams joined Mike Osterhage at SA Live to share the new initiative with the help of Chowder, an adoptable dog at the ADL Nacogdoches Campus.   Beginning April 11, 2023, Goettl will donate one can of wet dog food to the ADL for every new Sadie Club Member in San Antonio! The Sadie Club offers preventative HVAC and plumbing maintenance to its members along with discounts and other benefits starting at just $14.95/ month.   The company aligns with…

Joe’s Kens5 Forgotten Friends Feature

Categories: Featured StoryPet Spotlight

"Who doesn’t love a good cup of Joe? I'm a calm guy who enjoys lots of relaxation. I may take a bit to warm up to you, but once I do, I'm a big goof-ball! I love belly rubs, playing tag and keep away, and lots of toys. Sunbathing outside is one of my favorite activities and I love going for walks too!" The KENS5 "Forgotten Friends" series showcases a dog or cat each week that has spent a lengthy…

Top Three Adoptions to Remember from 2022

Categories: Featured StoryHappy Tails

The Animal Defense League Top 3 Adoptions to Remember from 2022 2022 brought us many pets in crisis and in need of our help! For most of the year, we've been at FULL capacity! With the public's support and continuous efforts to save lives, we rescued 6,677 pets! It wasn't easy, but we have selected our Top Three Favorite Happy Tails from 2022. They have happy endings, and they highlight some of the lifesaving work that goes on behind the…

ADL Happy Tails – Zuri

Categories: Happy Tails

All we wish for our pets was for them to spend the holidays and beyond with their new families and ADL Alumni, Stella, got just that! Zuri, now Stella, was a shy girl who was found roaming the streets of San Antonio and required some time to warm up to new people in the shelter setting. However, once she did, she was very sweet and loving! What her adopters loved the most about her was, even though she was very…

7th Annual Pawderosa Ranch Thanksgiving Visit

Categories: Featured Story

Pawderosa Ranch Doggie Play and Stay feeds a Thanksgiving feast to nearly 300 shelter dogs at Animal Defense League! "We love giving back during the holidays by feeding every shelter dog (and cat) a Thanksgiving feast that includes: roast turkey breast, apple cranberry chutney, mashed potatoes, green bean “peanutine”, [and] pumpkin pie with whipped cream" Hannah Nino, Relationship Manager at the Ranch. The Animal Defense League is truly honored for the continuous support that Pawderosa provides for us and our…

Pet Heat Tips with San Antonio Zoo and Councilman Manny Pelaez

Categories: Featured StoryNews ReleasePet Tips

Learn with Councilman Manny Pelaez about how the San Antonio Zoo keeps their pets and visitors cool from Tim Morrow, San Antonio Zoo President & CEO, and get some great pet heat tips from the Animal Defense League of Texas Hospital Director, Stephanie Arevalo! View our full Pet Heat Tips guide to ensure your pets stay cool and safe in the warmer months.

Join the Continued Fight Against Heartworms

Categories: Featured StoryInformativeWays to help ADL

According to the American Heartworm Society, "More than a million pets in the United States have heartworms." In 2021, ADL treated 205 dogs that were suffering from Heartworm disease, and continue to see dogs come into our care that require treatment this year. Heartworm disease is caused by a parasitic worm called Dirofilaria immitis. These worms are spread through the bite of a mosquito. Chavo is a 3-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix. He was found roaming in San Antonio and…

Pets on the News – Bebop and Rocksteady

Categories: Featured StoryNews ReleasePet Spotlight

Two is better than one...especially when it's two lovable dogs! Meet brothers, Bebop and Rocksteady! These two were found in a Walmart parking lot by a good Samaritan traveling through San Antonio. It was cold, raining and they were huddled together, shivering and hungry. The nice person drove over to them and they went right up to her. With her own dogs inside her car, she got out a blanket and huddled with the boys in the parking lot, all…