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We’re dedicated to providing assistance to homeless and unwanted animals in San Antonio and the surrounding areas

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Veterinarians and Caring Individuals

SNIPSA is an organization formed by a group of veterinarians and caring individuals dedicated to helping homeless and unwanted animals in San Antonio and the surrounding area. SNIPSA does not have a standing shelter and depends on a core group of volunteers to foster and rehabilitate animals in their homes. This provides us with the opportunity to learn first hand about the animal’s needs and behavior in order to facilitate an appropriate adoption. SNIPSA was incorporated in 2006 and has re-homed more than 19,000 animals.

The majority of the animals we help originate from high kill shelters. San Antonio impounds more than 27,000 animals a year, approximately 74 dogs and cats per day. Another 20,000 carcasses are picked up on city streets. SNIPSA makes weekly trips to area shelters to remove animals whose “time is up”. Many of these animals suffer from heartworm infection, fractures, mange, neglect, and have been used to breed year after year.

Necessary Medical Care

SNIPSA provides necessary medical care to get the rescues back on their feet again. This can often be a lengthy process of rehabilitation. We are committed to going the extra mile to ensure an animal’s health.

While we know we can’t adopt our way out of this problem, SNIPSA has set out to address the overpopulation problem in San Antonio too. By offering free spay/neuter services to underserved areas of this city, we’re able to target neighborhoods where we’ll have a definite impact. Several times a year, SNIPSA holds Big Fix clinics. These MASH style operations provide sterilization, vaccinations, and microchipping to over 500 cats and dogs in a single day.

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Community centers are transformed into surgical suites, and countless veterinarians, staff, and volunteers come together to change our community. By preventing the birth of additional unwanted litters, we’re not only saving the city taxpayers thousands of dollars, but we’re providing our companion animals with a better life of health and wellness. SNIPSA has provided over 19,500 spay/neuter surgeries to date, and we’re not stopping!

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🐶 Meet Frankie! Our Rescue of the Week! 🐶

Frankie is a member of our “lowrider” club. This Basset Hound/Pitbull Terrier mix is as sweet as he is energetic. Our sweet Frankie quite enjoys playing with other dogs. He would thrive in a home / environment with another dog. He loves being with, and will be very loyal to “his people”. This big boy would do best in a home with older children as he just doesn’t know his own strength. He is active and enjoys exercise and playtime. If you’re a lover of the great outdoors or like to rack up those miles on your Fitbit, this is the guy for you. However, as the sun sets and night-time approaches, this sweet boy is ready to snuggle in and call it a day. So be sure to have a bed and blanket ready! As mentioned, Frankie LOVES his humans and he will do best as an only pet. As a side note, he tested positive for heartworms but has already received treatment. He is on the road to recovery and won’t miss a beat.
If Frankie sounds like the perfect buddy for you, complete an application today at snipsa.org/!

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😻 It's Caturday day and it's kitten season too! This little baby kitten is so comfy, she's hardly even visible! 💕

Interested in adopting a kitten or cat? Check out SNIPSA.org for our adoptables!

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Our gorgeous Ashes has a hobby! Collecting toys! Look at this cutie putting her toys in her fav toy hiding spots... 🐶🤪

Interested in Ashes? Apply for her at SNIPSA.org!

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Our office cat, Sal decided to draw a masterpiece during our staff meeting! He's a multi-talented feline! 😼😸🤪

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🐶❤️ Remember Mamacita? Take a look at this super special Rescue Tails!

SCORE! Friends needing friends. How awesome is it when a once homeless dog becomes the center of a resident Retirement Community. There simply aren’t enough pats, smiles, and cheers to go around. We send a sincere thank you to Blue Skies of Texas for opening their hearts and home to “Mamacita” aka “Honey” who now spends her hours entertaining residents, warming laps, and simply being accepting of all people in their current stage of life.

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🐶 Meet Señor, our rescue of the week! ❤

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a life-long, devoted companion whose only want is to be with his family that she loves so 1very much?

If this rings true for you, meet Señor! I mean, just look at those eyes!! This precious 5-month-old white and brown-haired male was found just before his time in his high-kill shelter ran out. Even though his life thus far has not been ideal, he has never lost the hope that he will find her forever family. As soon as this little man walked through our doors, our hearts were hooked. He is the perfect balance of playful yet mellow, sweet yet strong, intelligent yet submissive. When full-grown, Señor will be on the larger side, which is great for anyone looking for a walking or jogging companion. This sweet boy will do best with an active owner/family, as he will want to get out and burn off some daily energy. And yes, it gets better. Not only will Señor be your new loving shadow, but he is also wonderful with children- gentle and devoted to all family members.

I mean, we could go on…but the answer to the question you are no doubt thinking, “Is this possibly the perfect dog for me and my family??”- the answer is- yes, yes, and YES! Dogs like Señor don’t come around often so don’t delay- this just might be the best decision you’ll ever make.

Apply to Adopt Senor at SNIPSA.org!

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What's in the booooox?!?! Seriously what's in this box? Take a wild guess!

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It's Caturday and we have some nom-nom vibes going with a few of our newest kitten intakes! Listen to those little noises! What do you think this kitty was thinking when we tried to go after their food? 😸❤️

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A couple of our newest intakes have the right idea! It's Friday and it's time to relax! Enjoy your weekend! ❤🐶🐶

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😱 🌼 Mother's Day is only 2 Days away!

Give a life-saving gift to mom that'll bring a smile to her face! 😍 ❤️

Visit us at: 4216 McCullough Ave., SATX 78212 or visit our New Online Store at SNIPSAShop.org

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❗❗🐶 🐱 Call for Donations! We are desperately in need of the following donations! If you can help, please drop off at our office address during our business hours (4216 McCullough Ave., SATX 78212).

You can find our Amazon Wishlist at the following link: https://amzn.to/3vL0cGF or by visiting SNIPSA.org

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😻 Sal, our office assistant is tired of counting our inventory!
Sal says to visit our new online store at: snipsashop.org or come on down to SNIPSA to buy some goodies! 🐶 4216 McCullough, SATX 78216

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