Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Chester is a two year old male with a big heart. He tends to keep away from the main hustle and bustle of the Cattery, so you may find him resting in one of the tree houses, or in a quiet corner checking things out from afar. Don’t let his distance fool you…he is a loving cat who enjoys being petted. It might take just a little time before he will venture out into your arms…but with a little patience and a few head scratches, he will be the loving forever friend that you’ve been waiting for!

View Chester's online profile, or visit him at the Animal Defense League, 11300 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

San Antonio Pets Alive Kitten Ward Needs You!

Looking for a rewarding volunteer experience? San Antonio Pets Alive, a rescue organization, takes kittens from the euthanasia list at Animal Care Services and gives them a second chance. Because of the huge number of abandoned kittens at this time of year, Animal Care Services may euthanize up to 100 kittens in a day. Pets Alive needs all the help they can get to save these babies. There are 140+ kittens in the Marbach Rd. Kitten Unit.

You can support their efforts by volunteering to help feed, clean, cuddle and foster these babies. Many of them require bottle feeding. You can share the experience with your family and children can also bottle feed under parental supervision. Evening volunteers are especially needed – even a couple of hours would make a huge difference and save lives!

If interested, please come to their volunteer orientation session at 6:30pm Wednesday, June 13th, at 9107 Marbach Rd #109.

Contact for more information.


April is an easy-going girl who loves the game of hide and seek. She's a little shy, but when you catch her, she is happy to partake of some love and affection. She loves quiet naps interspersed with playtime with her favorite toy. April is about 2 years old, is current on her vaccinations and is spayed.

View her online profile or visit her at the Animal Defense League, 11300 Nacogdoches Rd., San Antonio, TX.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Catalina is a special grey Tabby. Her beautiful facial markings make her stand out among the crowd. Don't be concerned that the tip of her ear is missing.  She used to be one of the outdoor cats at the Animal Defense League, and that is a sign that she was spayed.  They quickly realized that she was not feral - she rubbed up against all the visitors, looking for some attention.

Catalina is longing for an affectionate home where she can be appreciated and loved. She will make a wonderful addition to your family and will give her love and loyalty in return. View Catalina's profile on the Animal Defense League website, or visit her in person at 11300 Nacogdoches Rd., San Antonio, TX.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Tippie is a friendly, playful girl about a year old.  She's a bit small, but full of energy and life! She enjoys playing with toys, chasing after bugs and spending time with other cats.  She also loves a good belly scratch.  She would love a forever home where there is plenty of activity and attention to share.

Visit Tippie's profile on the Defense League website, or visit her in person at the Animal Defense League , 11300 Nacogdoches Rd., San Antonio, TX. She has been spayed and is current on her vaccinations.

Monday, June 4, 2012

She's so Sassy

Sassy is a friendly female tabby, about a year and a half old.  She was a bit shy when she first came to the Animal Defense League, but she is getting used to things now.  She still loves to have her quiet time perched atop a wooden shelf, however when people come to visit, she lets them know how glad she is to see them.  She will rub against your legs and is always happy to have her head scratched.

You can view a video of sassy and read her profile at the Defense League's website.  Or visit her in person at 11300 Nacogdoches Rd., San Antonio, TX. Sassy is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations and has a microchip for identification.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Update - Daphne has been adopted!

Daphne is a one year old Abyssinian who was left behind in an apartment along with her nursing kittens. A neighbor brought her and the kittens into the shelter and the kittens are now safely in homes with their new families.  Daphne is a friendly, affectionate cat who loves attention. She is waiting for her new family to adopt her and bring her home.

Daphne lounging on the patio
 Visit Daphne's profile on the Defense League website, or visit her in person at the Animal Defense League , 11300 Nacogdoches Rd., San Antonio, TX. She has been spayed and is current on her vaccinations

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month

The Animal Defense League (ADL) is reducing their adoption fees for cats by 50% during the month of June.  Adopt an adult cat for only $15 or a kitten for only $20.  All of the companion animals adopted from ADL are spayed/neutered, current on their vaccinations and microchipped (for identification, if lost). View some of the cats available for adoption on their website, or visit them in person at 11300 Nacogdoches Rd., San Antonio, TX 78217. They can be reached by 210 655-1481. 

Visit this site daily to see one of the cats available for adoption.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sweet Jasmine

Jasmine is a sweet, affectionate cat less than one year old.  We took care of her and her newborn kittens.  The kittens have all been adopted and now Jasmine is available for adoption.

Jasmine has beautiful tabby markings with the classic sworl pattern.  She loves a good belly rub and will gently let you know when she needs attention. She enjoys scratching her scratching post and playing with catnip mice.

Jasmine has been spayed, micro-chipped and is current on her vaccinations.  She may be visited at the Animal Defense League, 11300 Nacogdoches Rd., San Antonio.

A cozy spot for a nap.

Jasmine and her newborn babies

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Looking for a Home...

This adorable female puppy was rescued from a busy street and needs a home.  She is very sociable and playful. She is in the care of a family who cannot take on another dog.   If you would like to meet her, contact .

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Celebrate Spay Day with Free Spay/Neuter at SNAP

Get your female cat or dog spayed for FREE at SNAP on Spay Day! SNAP is spaying 40 dogs and 60 cats on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 to celebrate Spay Day USA.

An appointment is required. Appointment requests may be made by calling 210-673-7722.
If your animal does not have a current rabies certificate, he or she will be vaccinated against rabies as required by state law at a cost of $10.

Please see the clinic web page for complete information about how the clinic operates as well what to expect and links to pre-and-post-surgery instructions.
This event is being made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor. SNAP is grateful to the donor for their support our mission to prevent the suffering and death of dogs and cats due to overpopulation and preventable diseases, especially in low-income areas.

Time: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6758 Ingram Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78238

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Jasmine and Her Babies

Jasmine is our latest foster cat.  She came to us very pregnant and gave birth on her second day with us. She is a very sweet, loving cat with gorgeous classic tabby markings.  Jasmine will be available for adoption from the Animal Defense League once the kittens are weaned. Stay tuned for more photos and info on the kittens.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Free Vaccinations through February

Thanks to a grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the SNAP mobile clinics in Houston and San Antonio will be providing free  vaccinations to qualifying low income households. The vaccinations offered include distemper vaccinations for cats and distemper/parvo vaccinations for dogs.  This program runs through the end of February. The cost of these preventative treatments is normally $17.50 each.  Clients can check the Houston and San Antonio mobile clinic web pages to find out whether they qualify for free services. Those who do are encouraged to check the appropriate (Houston or San Antonio) mobile clinic schedule to find out when the mobile clinic will be in their neighborhood

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Oldies But Goodies

From the San Antonio Humane Society

Senior pets are often some of the sweetest and most loyal animals in a shelter. They might be a few years older, but with age also comes wisdom, experience, and patience. Because they’ve been around a while, they’ve learned how to behave in nearly every family situation and will make great pets for single families, families with children, older couples, and everyone few and far between. Come check out our oldies; they are ready and waiting to settle into their new forever homes and live out their lives being wonderful companions.

These animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped and can be visited at the San Antonio Humane Society, 4804 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX 78229

Tigger is a sweet guy who was taken in at our receiving facility at Animal Care Services. At 15 years old, Tigger is one of our special Oldies but Goodies pets, but don’t let Tigger’s age discourage you from making him the newest addition to your family. Tigger is still young at heart and is a very playful cat. He loves to receive attention and will often stretch out on his back and roll on the floor to show you just how much he is enjoying his time with you. Tigger will make a great addition to any family, so adopt him at the San Antonio Humane Society today! 

Mr. Spencer

Mr. Spencer is an eight year old male terrier mix.  He's a small dog who gives lots of love and devotion. He may seem a little shy when you first meet him, but after a few minutes of showing him some love he will remain as close to you as possible. Mr. Spencer enjoys playing with other small dogs and human. Mr. Spencer is content taking walks outside or curled up in the lap of someone he loves.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Free Spay-Neuter Program for San Antonio Stray Cats


An ongoing program at the SNAP Spay-Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic in San Antonio enables residents of the 78228 zip code to get community cats spayed or neutered for free thanks to a generous grant from The Summerlee Foundation. The grant covers free spay-neuter surgery for 100 community (feral, stray, or otherwise homeless) cats from within this zip code. It also reduces the cost of a rabies vaccinations (which is required by state law if you cannot provide a rabies certificate to prove the animal is already vaccinated) to just $5. This makes helping those homeless kitties inexpensive indeed!

You must bring the cat(s) to the SNAP clinic at 6758 Ingram Rd. in San Antonio. Cats will be accepted from residents of the zip code or trappers identifying where cats were trapped within the zip code. All cats will have the tip of their left ear removed as a sign that they have been sterilized. There are no exceptions to this rule. Appointments are preferred, but SNAP will accept cats in live traps without an appointment. Call 210-673-7722 or email to set up an appointment or for more information.

SNAP would like to express its sincere appreciation to The Summerlee Foundation for funding this program to help address the problem of free roaming cats in the 78228 zip code.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Who Could Resist a Face Like That?

Update - Pasha was adopted on January 2, 2012

Pasha is a female Labrador/Hound mix. She is between one and two years old and weighs 44 pounds.  She was brought in because of a job change by her family. She is somewhat frightened in new situations, but comes around with love and patience. Pasha is friendly and played well with the children of her previous family, whose ages were 5 and 11. Pasha is housebroken.


Candi is a three year old orange and white tabby. She has beautiful amber-colored eyes that are hard to resist. She is very interested in everything that is going on and enjoys belly rubs.Candi gets along well with other cats and children, so she would make a great addition to your family.

Annie is a spayed female Shepherd mix about one year old and still growing. She is somewhat shy, but does tend to make friends with the new people that she meets. She was brought in by her former owner. They described her as having fearful behaviors, but they said that she did play well with their child.

Sarsparilla is a black and white female Maine Coon mix with soft, fluffy fur.  She is about 2 years old and is good with older children. She is a little shy, but if  you spend some time getting to know her, she will warm up to you. She loves cozy spaces and sun- warmed windowsills.  She would love to find a friendly family that will be patient with her.

Crockett was adopted on January 7, 2012

Crockett is a male Collie/Spitz mix who is ten years old and weighs 35 pounds. He is very gentle and walks very nicely on a leash. He had an owner for two years, but due to housing problems, she had to bring him here to find another home. Crockett is sweet, calm and loving.  He is friendly and likes other dogs.

Sheba is a female orange and white 3 year old who is looking for a home due to military deployment. Sheba is quite friendly and gets along with everyone. She gets along well with children and other cats and dogs, although she does like to have some quiet spots.

All of these animals are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on their vaccinations.  They can be visited at the Animal Defense League, 11300 Nacogdoches Rd., San Antonio.  View their profile in the personals section of the Defense League's website.