Complaints about local animal ordinances have sparked the City’s Animal Care Services (ACS) department to propose several rule changes.
City Council approved a lease agreement Thursday that shifts operations and management responsibilities of the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions and Petco Pavilion from San Antonio Pets Alive to the Animal Defense League of Texas. The City hopes the move will bring more efficient use of the adoption facility to help maintain San Antonio’s live-release rate of 88%.
José Silva and his dog, Pinto, arrived at the St.
Aldo Leopold wrote that “one of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives in a world of wounds.” As ecologists and natural historians, this prophesy is realized in our perpetual awareness of the degraded and constructed world in which humans live.
Over the past six years, San Antonio has made substantial progress in its goal to become an animal no-kill city. In 2006, the city had the highest euthanasia per capita of any city in the nation, putting down 9 out of every 10 dogs and cats that entered the municipal shelter.