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

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 20,000 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 26,500 spay/neuter surgeries to date, and we’re not stopping!

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The Wag

Our spring edition of The Wag is hot off the press! This tail-waggin' newspaper features our top SNIPSA news stories, shoutouts, foster updates and more.

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Annual Report

2023 was a fantastic year for rescue! Click the link to take a peek at all we accomplished last year.

2023 Snapshot

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It’s the first day of SUMMER☀️🌊🍉

So, why not splash in with a new best friend? Visit SNIPSA.org to check out our rescue animals available for adoption. 😎

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Vroom vroom, BARK BARK! 💚 That’s the sound of two puppies arriving at their forever home. If you can help them make it to Dallas this weekend, please text (210) 372-5995 for more info. 🙏

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Just a little something to brighten up your rainy day. 💗🌧️ Which rescue had the best post-adoption glow up? 🌈

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Just wanted to give a quick shout out to all of our donors and supporters! 🤩 We are almost to our Instagram goal of $5,000 to help cover Henry’s leg surgery. This boy is rocking a fresh bandage today, and eagerly awaits his operation.

To help SNIPSA reach our goal, please visit our pinned post and share/donate! Everything helps. 🫶❤️‍🩹

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Meet some of our charming contestants for SNIPSA’s Face of the Race! 🦸🐾 Enter your dog today to compete for this year’s title alongside these joyful faces. Tap the link in our bio to register, and may the happiest pup prevail! 👊

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Look at this big lug ❤️‍🩹🙁 Henry was on the euthanasia list last week due to his injuries. We scooped him up and gave him some good drugs and a temporary splint until he can have surgery. With a broken leg and multiple lacerations, we know that operating won’t be cheap. Please consider making a donation or sharing this post to help us raise the funds for his recovery journey.

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Trust us, you don’t want to sleep on this year’s competition! 💫 If you’ve got a Superdog in the making, we want YOU to enter them as a contestant in this year’s search for the Face of the Race. 🦸‍♀️

You may know how the story goes…The dog who races the most money for homeless animals will become our official mascot for our 17th Annual 5K Race for the Rescues! 👟💥🐕 They will receive a professional photoshoot, their picture on all Race merchandise, a ride in the pace car on Race day and HERO STATUS. Click the link in our bio to sign up and await further instructions… Your city awaits… 🌃

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No matter if it’s rain or shine, this sweet girl brings color wherever she goes. 🌈💞Tie Dye is a special rescue. She was brought to us with a litter of puppies after being impounded. She was a loving momma to her rainbow of pups, and now that they are all in good homes, she is patiently waiting to find her own family. 🏠🐾If you are lucky to meet her, she will let her true colors shine; she is happy, loyal, and well-mannered. She has all of the traits to make the perfect dog for anyone! With her small size, she is great for any size home. There is no doubt that this dog will make you happy when skies are gray. Add a little sunshine to your life- apply to meet her today! snipsa.org/tie-dye 🧡🩵

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How about a hand for our (dog) dads?! 👏 They may not be as social media savvy, but they show up time and time again. 😉 Happy Father’s Day! 💗🐾

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We’re at the Doseum today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come on down and see us. We have kittens, puppies and dogs available for adoption! 💗🐾📚🐕‍🦺

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Jelly is haunting us. 👻 He is ever present with his watchful gaze. In every moment of silence, he taunts us with his barks and howls. Every corner we turn, we glimpse a wagging tail, a paw, a tuft of fur. 🤣 We have been trying to appease Jelly with hand-mixed food and jerky treats for weeks to no avail. Please…if there is someone out there who can help us expel this puptergeist from the SNIPSA office, step forward to foster or adopt him. We can’t take much more of this. ❤️‍🩹🙅‍♀️

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