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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

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…

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

Categories: Featured StoryNews ReleasePet Spotlight

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

Categories: Featured StoryPet SpotlightWays to help ADL

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…

ADL Petco Love Stories Campaign

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"Pets change our lives. Let's change theirs!"   Have you adopted from the Animal Defense League of Texas? Now through September 20, 2021, we invite you to share the big and small ways that your adopted pet has changed your life for the better and your story could help ADL receive up to $100,000 in funding through The Petco Foundation’s Love Stories Campaign! YOU could make a huge impact on ADL’s lifesaving efforts!   Applicant must be 18 years or…

ADL’s 2021 Virtual Rescue Run 5K

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What: 5K When: May 22nd - May 31st Where: Virtual - location of your choice Why: Benefits the pets in need Details Walk, run, or jog this 5k anytime at the location of your choice between May 22nd – May 31st and your participation will help raise funds for the abandoned, abused or neglected dogs and cats the ADL rescues in our community every day. How to Register Head over to runsignup.com/adlrescuerun to sign up for the Rescue Run 5K.…