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7th Annual Pawderosa Ranch Thanksgiving Visit

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Special ADL Announcement!

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We are thrilled to announce that ADL and PetSmart Charities have partnered to increase life-saving efforts here in San Antonio by launching a 7 day a week adoption service at the Everyday Adoption Center located in the PetSmart at 8520 Fourwinds Dr, Windcrest, TX 78239! We invite you to come meet our adoption-ready dogs, puppies, cat and kitties during our grand opening on April 1, 2022! The center will showcase a diverse resident population of adoption ready, lovable pets in…

Pets on the News – Mr. Floppy

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Meet Mr. Floppy, a 6 month old Shepherd mix looking for a home. Mr. Floppy still has that young pup energy, so he would be a great running dog, hiking partner, or adventure buddy! He is looking for some one to help him grow into a well-mannered dog with training. He is eager to learn and very treat motivated! Learn more about Mr. Floppy here.

Help Gwen

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Gwen came in as a stray with her mother and siblings on September 15, 2021. Gwen was the smallest of the litter, and appeared healthy on intake. It was noted that Gwen had a grade 6/6 heart murmur under sedation. A heart murmur on a pet this young usually indicates a genetic defect. Upon her echocardiogram exam with Sonovet, she was diagnosed with Patent Ductus Arteriosus also known as PDA. If not corrected, Gwen is at risk of developing progressive…

Helen’s Second Chance

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Seven year old Dachshund/Terrier mix, Helen, arrived at ADL on May 26, 2021 through transport from Animal Care Services, depressed and shy but very friendly. After arrival she was noted to have diarrhea, so staff immediately tested for Canine Parvovirus since ADL had no prior medical history. She tested negative and was started on our standard protocol of medications to help her get back on track. On June 10th, she was noted to have blood present in her urine, though…

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