Our mission is to provide the programs and services needed to eliminate the killing of at-risk animals due to lack of space, adopter or foster.
About San Antonio Pets Alive!
San Antonio Pets Alive! is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Due to alarming euthanasia rates, San Antonio Pets Alive! (SAPA!) was founded in 2011. SAPA! is unique—it is the only high paced, high-volume rescue in San Antonio, saving 5,000 at-risk cats and dogs from euthanasia annually.
Since its inception, SAPA! has saved more than 50,000 dogs and cats. SAPA! provides safety nets for the dogs and cats that fall through the cracks of all other lifesaving options and end up on the euthanasia lists, often with just hours to be saved. SAPA! promotes the availability of these dogs and cats to other rescues, adopters and fosters.
San Antonio Pets Alive! by the Numbers:
- Has saved more than 50,000 lives since its inception in 2011
- Rescues around 6,000 animals from euthanasia every year
- Transports more than 1,000 to new lives annually
- Gives a second chance to more than 500 puppies suffering from Parvovirus each year
- Saves 1,000 orphaned kittens through its neonatal program each year
In 2019, San Antonio Pets Alive:
- Saved 5,131 dogs and cats
- Found 3,095 dogs and cats forever families
- Transported 550 dogs to new lives up North
- Provided 1,368 orphaned kittens and puppies with lifesaving care
- Gave 349 parvovirus puppies a second chance
Our Core Values
- Stewardship. We are caretakers of the dogs and cats we save. Our stewardship also extends to the gifts we receive, our reputation and the goodwill of our community.
- Integrity. We believe integrity drives us to be honest and responsible in our actions and communications with our team and the general public.
- Excellence. We strive for excellence and efficiency in every program we implement, ensuring the best care for the dogs and cats we save and the families who love and adopt them.
- Respect. We treat all animals and people with dignity and kindness.
- Lifesaving. We believe that life is precious. We work tirelessly with compassion, care and love to save the lives of dogs and cats and to do what's best for the animals, adopters and fosters.
SAPA! was founded
SAPA! moved to Building 1 at Animal Care Services
Petco Foundation Adoption Center Grand Opening
10,000th Life Saved
20,000th Life Saved
30,000th Life Saved
PetSmart Every day Adoption Center Grand Opening
Headin’ Home Transport Program began with first ground transport
Headin’ Home Transport Program’s first air transport
Staycation Program began
40,000th Life Saved
Tail Blazer hits the road for its first ground transport