San Antonio Animals Alive! launches Code Red appeal for foster homes

A local animal shelter says adoptions are down and the number of people willing to take in is lower than normal, which will lead to possible euthanasia due to lack of space.

Last week, San Antonio Pets Alive! issued a “code red”, a situation where 25 or more dogs and puppies can be euthanized due to lack of space at animal care services. SAPA! says he has ‘little or no spaces available to save the animals’

ACS maintains a Ability Euthanasia List on its website for dogs and cats that are about to be euthanized, with euthanasia taking place at 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday.

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SAPA! has more than 90 cats, dogs, puppies and kittens in need of foster homes at its shelters, wrote Stephanie Paz Perez, a spokeswoman for the organization, in an email.

“We saw many puppies, kittens and pregnant mothers entering the municipal shelter,” Perez wrote. “Animals in our community are not neutered resulting in the birth of homeless animals. Inflation and cost of living can also be attributing factors to many homeless animals roaming our streets .

“Our adoptions are down, the number of foster families is lower than normal and our rescue partners are also under strain.”

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SAPA! is a last-ditch rescue organization that takes in animals from ACS. SAPA’s three sites are currently full, the organization wrote.

Perez wrote that there are currently day-old newborn kittens, senior dogs, puppies, cats and dogs with special medical needs at the shelter.

“They’re all different but have one thing in common,” Perez wrote, “they just want to be loved.”

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While shelter admissions are currently lower than in previous years, Perez wrote, adoptions are down, echoing a national trend.

Anyone interested in a host family can fill out an application and send an email to: [email protected] Anyone interested in adopting a pet can find dogs and cats available on the SAPA website! or on the ACS website.

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