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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.

Community Centers

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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Come join the pack! SNIPSA is looking for a talented Outreach Coordinator to help support our mission in the community. If you are interested in making a difference in a fun and dynamic organization, we want to meet you! Linktree to job description in bio. Resumes must be submitted to snipsahr@gmail.com for consideration. ...

Good Morning Sunshines...from all of our cute Chihuahua faces at SNIPSA.
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A little behind the scenes look at what it takes to get our puppy pictures 😂

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Watch Episode 1 - "CeCe's Cystotomy" on our new IGTV medical series.

We all take for granted being able to “pee” especially when you have a golf ball size crunchy stone in your bladder. Poor Cece was taken into our adoption program only to discover she was urinating blood, and lots of it. An ultrasound revealed a large bladder stone - so she was placed on antibiotics and scheduled for surgery. She is finally on the road to recovery but it will take months for her bladder to “quiet” down. We would appreciate any dollars you can send her way to help with the unforeseen medical expenses! Donation Linktree in bio!

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Got a couple of new intakes. Just a few more pups to go!


We have some amazing friends in need of help! Please let us know if you are willing or able!

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Bring your pup for a day of fun on the SA river! This Saturday, July 24th from 8-11am enjoy kayaking and complimentary water and treats with your best furry friend. Linktree in bio!

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Mark your calendars for July 24th!! SNIPSA is very excited to be teaming up with @txrivercompany for a day of fun in the sun with your favorite furry friend! Bring your pup for a rowing adventure on the San Antonio River and enjoy some complimentary pooch smooches from a few of our own! Water and treats for you and your pup will be provided. Linktree to event and booking in bio!

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Pooped after a long day of looking for a family! Huge thank you to all of our amazing volunteers and fosters, and to everyone who came out! We'll see you all again next month 🐾

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