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Call for Summer Volunteers

Categories: Volunteer Info

Become a Summer volunteer! It's time for Summer and the Animal Defense League of Texas is looking for a group of diverse volunteers for the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions, located at 210 Tuleta Drive (across from the San Antonio Zoo). You can make a difference this Summer by donating your time to help abandoned, neglected, abused, and homeless pets find forever homes. You can save lives this summer with the Animal Defense League of Texas! There will be…

Big Give SA – Phyllis

Categories: Animal Defense League BlogsCommunity EventsFosterPet SpotlightWays to help ADL

This sweet girl is Phyllis, and she came to ADL weighing .07 pounds with a HUGE swollen front paw that looked like something had been wrapped around it. The paw was cold and devitalized. Our amazing veterinarian team performed the operation and amputated her front leg. Phyllis is the smallest and youngest pet that has received an amputation in ADL's history. Phyllis is recovering in foster care and will be a wonderful pet for someone soon! Did you know that…

Underdog of the Week – Champion

Champion was brought to the Animal Defense League by a Good Samaritan after he was hit by a car. At just a few months old, Champion was having difficulty breathing and was in extreme distress. Our medical team quickly realized that Champion’s lungs had collapsed due to a build-up of air around his lungs and they couldn’t expand to allowing Champion to breathe properly. An emergency procedure was done, removing the air around Champion’s lungs by carefully drawing it out…

ADL Water Gun Fight 2017 - May 4th at 6:30 pm

ADL’s Water Gun Fight

Categories: Community EventsWays to help ADL

Want to be a legend? Want to be a part of history? Want to have fun and help out homeless pets in San Antonio? The Animal Defense League of Texas invites everyone to their Main Campus on May 4, 2017. This event will be an attempt at the Guinness World Record for the largest water gun fight in the WORLD! While having fun, you're also helping Texas' oldest no-kill shelter save more lives and reminding everyone to keep your pets…

Underdog of the Week – Mr. Big

Categories: Animal Defense League BlogsFeatured StoryPet Spotlight

There are many pet injuries that we see at our hospital that make us unhappy, but Mr. Big's gunshot wound makes us happy that he's now with the Animal Defense League of Texas (ADL). We transferred in the American Staffordshire Terrier from the City of San Antonio's Animal Care Services to our shelter on Friday, April 7, 2017, with what looked to be two gunshot wounds. Our medical team jumped into action with x-rays and examinations, to see if there…

Underdog of the Week – Diana

Categories: Animal Defense League BlogsFeatured StoryPet SpotlightWays to help ADL

Meet Diana! Diana is a 4-year-old, female, pit bull mix that arrived at ADL from Animal Care Services. When she first arrived, our veterinary team noticed that she was warm. After looking closer, they noticed she had recently been nursing puppies, and her mammary glands were hot to the touch. Our medical team concluded that Diana had gangrene in her mammary glands. That night, Diana had a high fever and was too ill to eat. Her skin was starting to…

Cats vs. Dogs DipJars at Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions

Cats vs. Dogs

Categories: Ways to help ADL

We’re having a cats vs. dogs challenge this week during Spring Break! Are you a dog person or cat person? Let us know by placing a vote! Visit the Animal Defense League of Texas Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions to cast your vote by donating $1 or $5 to the animal of your choice using one of our DipJars. Let’s see who can raise the most funds during Spring Break! All proceeds will benefit the pets at the Animal…

Stimpy emaciated rescue dog

Stimpy – Underdog of the Week

Categories: Animal Defense League BlogsPet Spotlight

It is tough for us to see a pet that has only been on this earth for a short time be in this bad of shape. Meet Stimpy, a five-month-old Chihuahua puppy that's recovering here at the Animal Defense League of Texas. Stimpy was found wandering through a residential neighborhood by tourists who asked locals about the starving puppy, and the locals stated, "Yeah, he's been running around hungry for a couple of weeks." The visiting family knew that it…

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