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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

Categories: Ways to help ADL

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

Categories: Ways to help ADL

"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

Categories: Community Events

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.…

2021 YourSA Reader’s Choice Award Recipient

Categories: News Release

The Animal Defense League of Texas is pleased to accept the San Antonio Express News Award for #2 best non-profit organization in San Antonio, Texas!   Nominated in the category: San Antonio's Best Places for Services according to readers, we are recognized for quality customer service with top notch care amongst first place winner, SA Food Bank and third place winner, Elf Louise Christmas Project. Among these wonderful organizations, the Animal Defense League of Texas strives to provide accessible services…

Let’s Help Rocko!

Categories: Ways to help ADL

Rocko is a 5-month-old Shepherd mix. This friendly, affectionate pup came to the Animal Defense League from the local municipal shelter after he was found as a stray. Our medical team confirmed that Rocko was suffering from an injury that would require the amputation of his right hind leg

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…