SAPA Employee Alex Hill pets a dog after cleaning his enclosure and refilling his water. Photo by Scott Ball.

SA Pets Alive Loses Adoption Facility, Animal Defense League to Take Over

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%.

Stray Dogs & Cats: Why No-Kill is the Path Forward

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.