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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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Meet our sweetest intake Hope! Not always hip to be thin. This precious needs to add a little weight to her bones.

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We have a couple of cold weather tips for you…
1. Put on your favorite sweater or jacket.🧥
2. Grab a snuggly pup to cuddle up with! 🐶

Fill out an application on our website today. 🧡

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A litter update from our 9 c-section puppies. Two weeks old and all thriving. Many thanks to our awesome staff and midwife team who devote most minutes of every day caring for these wonderful animals.

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Special PSA - our little Namaste is rounding the corner and eating on his own… finally! Parvo hopefully in the rear view mirror for this guy. Still so skinny however.

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Namaste still hanging in there - all the care that goes into treating a parvo dog is quite remarkable. Just as we bathed and changed his bedding, his profuse diarrhea continues. He is holding down the small bit of gruel we fed him which is encouraging. More IV fluids, more drugs and antibiotics to protect his gut, and more time. Please vaccinate your pets - it is so important.
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Parvo = YUCK! Vomiting, diarrhea, and just plain old not feeling well. Please remember with owning a pet comes the responsibility of vaccinating your pet. “Namaste” is a teenager and still susceptible to this crummy virus. We are hopeful with time and a cocktail of drugs, he will be on the mend. But for now, he has seen brighter days. Please consider donating to his care by clicking the Linktree in our bio.

Thank you!!

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What are you doing on a Friday evening - we at SNIPSA are delivering puppies via emergency C-section!
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Only YOU can prevent contamination! (no wait...that's Smokey the Bear...) Regardless, we could really use the help! Puppy kisses included! ...

This may be the biggest surprise we've ever had!

Turns out that our senior girl Violetta was PREGNANT at 10 years young! Her wonderful and vigilant foster noticed something seemed a little "off" and it turns out she had two little buns in the oven! Thankfully she was able to birth both puppies naturally and momma and babies are all doing wonderfully. What a way to kick off 2022!

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