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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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When you wake up from surgery arm n arm with your bestie. Spay and neuter days! #spay&neutersaveslives #rescuepups #youcanstillhavefunwithouttheresposibility ...

❤️🐶🐱 It's Thankful Thursday and we want to give a HUGE shoutout to Natalie Pinette (teacher) with Paws Cause from Reagan High School! She led a donation drive to gather items for our SNIPSA rescues! She and her students collected toys, cleaning products, treats, and more! Thank you SO much to Natalie and her students with Paws Cause!
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❣️ 🐶🐱 CALL FOR DONATIONS! We desperately need the following donations! If you can help, please drop off at our office location or direct message us for our office address! Thank you SO much for your constant support! ❤️

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Happy Hump Day! Here's a cute video of some of our newest puppy intakes waiting for their bath with their foster to help get you through the week! ❤🙃🐶

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Update: transport found! Thank you! Transport Needed to pick up 2 poodles in Austin anytime today or tomorrow! If you can help, please direct message us! Thank you!

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If you're looking to adopt a puppy, look no further! We just got intakes of puppies galore! Apply for any puppy you see by filling out an application at SNIPSA.org and notating which puppy you are interested in that is in this video!

We are also looking for fosters for these adorable puppies! If you are interested in fostering, Call/Text 210-372-5995 or email snipsafoster@gmail.com!

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⛱ Sal, our office cat, is ready for summer weather!
Who else is ready for summer?! 🐱

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SNIPSA has our very own Goldilocks... we will call him "Billy-locks"! He found the smallest bed in the office and decided to try it out! 😅 This adorable boy is still up for adoption!
Apply for him at SNIPSA.org!

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Ready for the weekend?! These pups are!

Some of us still need fosters!
If you are interested in fostering us, please call or text us at Call/Text 210-372-5995 or email snipsafoster@gmail.com.

We are also up for adoption! Apply for us at SNIPSA.org!

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Tami, our vet tech has her very own maternity ward here at SNIPSA... by her desk. She's massaging Heidi, our newest intake while she is getting ready to give birth to her puppies!

Coming up next... Puppies!

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SNIPSA got an unexpected “return” today! After being in a home for a year, Thin Mint was left at our door. He seems to know a few commands like sit, stay, and shake. Intelligent and playful , this boy does well with other dogs but go slowly with cats. He tends to chase them 🙂 He is a LOVER and quite the people dog. Just check out the video of Thin Mint lounging on the floor! He enjoys walks and appears leash trained. So help us spread the word to any and everyone that might be interested in one year old Labrador Rhodesian mix. Thin Mint deserves a permanent and committed family. 
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