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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…

Ireland needs a special surgery

Categories: Ways to help ADL

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…