March 2015 - We are proud to announce that in 2014, AAPAW organized 13 adoption events, provided 80 Spay/Neuter Procedures and directly contributed to 62 heartworm treatments for rescue animals. Almost 100 animals were adopted out in 2014 through AAPAW's multi-rescue adoption events. AAPAW has over 60 independent rescue group members who collectively rescued and adopted out over 5000 animals in 2014!
Dog for Dog -- Dog Food Donation Program
May 2014 - We are honored that Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming San Antonio has chosen AAPAW to be the beneficiary of their Dog for Dog dog food donation program. For each bag of Dog for Dog food that your purchase at Woof Gang Bakery, a bag will be donated to AAPAW and distributed to our local rescue group members!
The Big Give SA
May 2014 - The Big Give S.A. was a 24-hour day of giving back to San Antonio that took place from midnight to midnight on May 6, 2014. 467 Bexar County nonprofits signed up to participate. Thanks to everyone who supported AAPAW in The Big Give SA! We raised over $1100 -- funds that will provide much needed vet care for local rescue dogs and cats!
Heartworm Treatment Program Announced
March 2014 - AAPAW is pleased to announce our Heartworm Treatment Program. In our Texas climate, where it almost never gets cold enough to kill off all of the mosquitoes, dogs are at high-risk for heartworms. So naturally, many of the dogs that are brought into rescue are heartworm positive. Treatment for heartworms is time intensive and costly -- proving to be one of the largest expenses for rescuers. We are glad we are able to contribute funds to help heartworm positive animals in the care of our member rescue groups.
2013 In Summary
In 2013, AAPAW members adopted out 82 animals at 12 AAPAW events. AAPAW was also pleased to provide 26 free spay/neuters to our wonderful members. We are looking forward to an even better 2014, with more support and even more programs!
Dog Food Donations!
Jan, 2014 - With many thanks to Blue Buffalo Dog Food and Best Friends for their generous donation, AAPAW was able to deliver over 1500 lbs. of FREE Blue Buffalo dog food to our rescue group members! As you know, animal rescue has many expenses, just one of which is the cost of dog food, so this was a wonderful way to start the new year! Thanks also go out to AllBrite Air Conditioning and Heating for transporting, storing and distributing the food for AAPAW!
1st Quarter 2013 Results
April, 2013 - So, just how does AAPAW make a difference in San Antonio? In the 1st quarter of 2013, we hosted 3 adoption events that helped our members adopt out 28 previously homeless animals. We also provided 7 free spay/neuter procedures, enabling our members to get those animals adopted into permanent, loving homes, making room to rescue yet more!
AAPAW Volunteer of the Year for 2012 -- Carrie Brister
March 3, 2013 - Each year, AAPAW searches for volunteers to give of their hearts, their homes, their pockets, and/or their time. While many may think that this is a thankless task, we'd like to take this opportunity to give a heartfelt thank you to our Volunteer of the Year for 2012 – Carrie Brister. Not only does Carrie serve as the President of San Antonio Guardian Angels, but she has worked tirelessly to bring our members together in coordinated adoption events across San Antonio. As an additional thank you, AAPAW has made a donation to San Antonio Guardian Angles on her behalf. Please join us in congratulating Carrie!
The Story of Dakota
February 2013 - Dakota, a floppy-eared and “aww”-inspiring Labradoodle, is a rock star at Josh Davis Natatorium. But he's not there to dog paddle. Dakota's job is to keep his diabetic owner, Ben Ownby, safe.
Partnership with Spay SA!
January 2013 -- AAPAW is proud to announce our partnership with SpaySA! Together, we will offer free and low cost spay/neuter procedures to our members to help reduce the number of homeless animals in the San Antonio area!
Pet Expo 2013
January 2013 - The date and time of the San Antonio Pet Expo has been announced. It will be held on Saturday, March 30th at the San Antonio Event Center (on the West side of San Antonio, near Marbach and 410). More details can be found here.
Third Quarter Adoption Results
OCTOBER 2012 -- WE'VE BEEN BUSY THESE PAST FEW MONTHS WITH SEVERAL ADOPTION EVENTS, INCLUDING THE PET EXPO, OUR DOGTOBERFEST EVENTS AT WOOF GANG BAKERY AND LEON SPRINGS DANCE HALL, AND EVEN AN APPEARANCE AT THE HOME AND GARDEN SHOW (WHAT HOME WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A PET?)! ALL IN ALL, DURING JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER, OUR MEMBERS ADOPTED OUT 99 DOGS AND 14 CATS! BUT THERE'S MORE TO COME! CHECK OUR PAGES AND OUR CALENDAR FOR LOCAL PET RELATED EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!
2012 San Antonio Pet Expo Results
AAPAW REACHES 3000TH ADOPTION
“Buttercup” was the 3000th pet to find a home at an AAPAW Mega Adoption event! She was adopted by Mirabel and Kevin Bryant on Saturday at the Petsmart event at Alamo Ranch from Homeward Bound Rescue. The Bryants received a $50 giftcard from Petsmart and a $200 giftcard from AAPAW.
Shorty Rossi of Animal Planet’s Pit Boss Attends Expo!
Sat. April 9, 2011 — Shorty Rossi and Hercules of Animal Planet’s hit series Pit Boss will be attending the San Antonio Pet Expo on July 23!Attendees can get autographs, meet Shorty and Hercules and more! The 2011 San Antonio Pet Expo is Saturday, July 23 at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall. Last year, over 11,000 people and pets attended – Don’t miss out.
AAPAW Joins Tour for Life 2011 to Host a Super-Sized Adoption Event
April 2011 — Gusts of wind and unseasonally warm weather didn’t keep the rescues, shelters and forever families away from Lifetime Fitness.
When Tour for Life rolled its giant Mobile Adoption Unit onto the Lifetime Fitness parking lot, AAPAW and its rescue partners were ready. Ninety-five adoptable pets were on site, and 38 found homes, with some additional adoptions pending!
In partnership with PURINA ONE®, North Shore Animal League America’s Tour for Life is the world’s largest cooperative national adoption initiative aimed at reinforcing the importance and advantages of shelter pet adoptions and familiarizing communities with their local shelter. Two Mobile Adoption Units are traveling simultaneously across the country and partnering with more than 100 shelter and rescue groups in 37 cities in 19 states.
AAPAW was delighted to partner with Tour for Life and is looking forward to next year. Let’s get even more pets adopted!
AAPAW’s 2,500th Pet is Adopted During the PetCo Grand Re-Opening!
April 2011 – AAPAW’s 2,500th pet adoption took place at the PetCo (Bandera/1604) Grand Re-Opening Mega-Adoption Event! The lucky rescue was Helotes Humane Society (HHS), a fitting result as HHS was the coordinator of this event. The lucky family was Rick Waller and his daughter Amber of Helotes, pictured left with (from left to right) LuAnn Vokolek, HHS foster; Rachel Battaglia, AAPAW Adoption Event Coordinator; and Barbara Martino, HHS Treasurer.
The Waller family received $40 of pet products and a $60 gift certificate donated by Petra’s Salon. The lucky pup, StellaLuna, is a one-year-old chihuahua who was fostered by LuAnn Vokolek of San Antonio. StellaLuna will no doubt enjoy the spoils of that prize!
“HHS is honored to have the 2,500th adoption at an AAPAW event,” said Barbara Martino, HHS Treasurer. “We welcomed the opportunity to host the event for AAPAW at PetCo Northwest and were delighted when one of our animals made the record adoption number. Our rescue, as well as other rescues, rely on AAPAW donations to provide advertising and support to these large adoption events. With the community’s help, rescues like Helotes Humane Society can continue to make a difference to the animals of San Antonio.”
Thank you, HHS! Along with Stella Luna, fifty-two pets were adopted at the event! Wouldn’t it be great if we could reach 200 adoptions in April alone? Please help us by visiting our calendar of events, downloading the flyers and distributing them to friends, co-workers and local businesses. Want to do more? Volunteer!
Pucks and AAPAWs: Humans and Dogs Alike Cheer on San Antonio Rampage
March 2011 — Rampage fans come in all shapes and sizes. Some have two legs, and some have four. Hundreds of dogs and their owners were among the fans at the Rampage annual Pucks and Paws event. All proceeds from the dog tickets went to AAPAW!
AAPAW volunteers took photos of the fans, helped with “poop patrol” and spread the word about “Care Adopt Neuter.” And lucky rescue dogs got to ride the zamboni! Animal Care Services adopted three of the eight dogs they brought to the event, with another adoption pending. San Antonio Great Dane Rescue brought its Dane ambassadors and received three or four serious applications, some volunteers and donations. Wildlife Rehabilitation & Rescue brought three dogs and adopted out one: Homer!
We can hardly wait until next year!
AAPAW Revs its Engines at the 8th Annual South Texas Motorcycle Expo
March 2011 — AAPAW attended its first ever South Texas Motorcycle Expo and adopted nine dogs and three cats to loving forever homes. Many families stopped by to find out about upcoming spay/neuter clinics. We hope they visit our webpage and calendar soon.
The San Antonio Roller Derby Girls and Expo stunt riders stopped by to say hello, too, including motorcyclist Gabriel Chavira (pictured left) who held one of Paws Ranch Rescue’s sweet lab puppies.
AAPAW sends big sloppy puppy kisses to its generous South Texas Motorcycle Expo hosts! We hope you invite us to come back next year!