Petco Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign

Categories: Ways to help ADL

The Petco Foundation, together with BOBS from Skechers, want to know all the ways, big and small, that your adopted pet has changed your life for the better. Winning stories will receive up to a $100,000 Holiday Wishes grant award for their adoption organization PLUS winning adopters will receive a Petco shopping spree and BOBS from Skechers shoes! Submit your Holiday Wishes story by Sept. 23! If you’ve adopted a pet from Animal Welfare Organization, share how your pet changes…

The Facts about FeLV

Categories: Informative

ADL would like to say a big thank you to Austin Pets Alive for being the leader and innovator of lifesaving programs to assist FELV positive cats and kittens along with providing the literature that this FAQ was built from. What is Feline Leukemia? FeLV, or Feline Leukemia Virus, is a virus that attacks the immune system of a cat. It isn't a form of cancer but is actually a virus that weakens the immune system. Cats with FeLV can…

Ireland needs a special surgery

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Ireland is an incredibly sweet 2-year-old, lab mix who loves people. Unfortunately, he has cranial cruciate rupture of both knees which causes him to struggle with walking. The cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is one of the most important stabilizers of the canine knee joint. In humans, CCL is called the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). ACL tears in humans are generally secondary to trauma (common in football players/contact sports). However, in dogs they are usually degenerative (although a lot of animals…

Lattie’s Medical Case

Categories: Pet Spotlight

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 suspected head trauma. It was noted that he was blind in both eyes and had a hole in his hard palate (the roof of his mouth). This is known as a traumatic cleft palate. Lattie suffered from chronic respiratory infection, as a result of this condition. After ensuring that Lattie…

Aries’ Journey to Recovery

Categories: Animal Defense League Blogs

Aries is a 5 year old, Boxer mix who came to ADL on January 30, 2019. As you can see from his before photo, he was obviously emaciated. Our veterinary team performed a variety of diagnostics to assess his overall health. Bloodwork (a complete blood count and chemistry panel) were within normal limits, and did not show any evidence of organ dysfunction. Abdominal and chest radiographs (x-rays) were performed and revealed marked distention of his small intestines, but were otherwise…

North Park Subaru Pet Stars

Categories: Pet Spotlight

We're giving our past pet stars from this year another chance at being North Park Subaru pet stars of the week! Please consider giving these pet stars a chance to become part of your family or spread the word to help them out! Thanks to our partners at North Park Subaru, their adoption fees are covered! Subaru's #ShareTheLove event has begun! Now until January 2, 2020, for every new Subaru purchased or leased, Subaru will donate $250 to a charity. We’re incredibly…

ADL’s 85th Birthday Petstravaganza

Categories: Community Events

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 to H-E-B for the cake and Pawderosa Ranch Doggie Play and Stay for hosting the talent show and agility course. We hope everyone enjoyed the paw-ty as much as we did! ????

Our 2019 Fiesta Medal

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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 & Sapphire” 85th anniversary with a fabulous Fiesta 2019 commemorative medal! ADL’s 85th anniversary Fiesta 2019 medal is just $10. Order yours today! There is a limited supply of our special medals, so get them while you can. Order online by clicking on the button below, and you can pick up…