SAN ANTONIO PETS ALIVE INC

aka SAPA!   |   SAN ANTONIO, TX   |  www.sanantoniopetsalive.org

Mission

San Antonio Pets Alive!'s mission is to provide the programs and services needed to eliminate the killing of at-risk animals due to lack of space, adopter or foster.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Rebecca Mayberry

Main address

4602 Centerview Drive Ste. 240

SAN ANTONIO, TX 78228 USA

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EIN

45-4141531

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

San Antonio Animal Care Services has one of the largest intakes in the country --more than 30,000 animals per year. SAPA! was created to increase the live release rate of the animals entering the municipal shelter.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Adoption

Adoption is a key component for success in saving adoptable dogs and cats from euthanasia due to lack of space at the city shelter. SAPA! conducts adoptions of the animals at all of its locations and partner retail organizations every day of the week, which includes local PetSmart and Petco stores, and other local pet stores.

Population(s) Served
Adults

San Antonio Pets Alive! maintains a large network of neonatal fosters with the experience or the willingness to learn how to care for the smallest of our pet populations. These infants require bottle feeding with specific puppy or kitten formula, constant warmth in the form of various heating implements, and, at times, urgent care to treat illness, infection, or to prevent a failure to thrive.

Population(s) Served
Adults

With the sheer number of animals that San Antonio Pets Alive! takes in each year – a little under 6,000 – a functioning medical clinic is required to keep the population that we serve happy and healthy, offering treatments, procedures, and prevention to both dogs and cats that may be at risk of contracting disease, illness, or sustaining injuries.

80% of our animals visit our clinic at some point during their stay with San Antonio Pets Alive! and most overcome illness and disease with the help of our caring and attentive staff.

Population(s) Served
Adults

SAPA! seeks to address responsible pet ownership with the utilization of our Headin’ Home Transport Program. Specifically, the program relocates large dogs to available rescue partners in the northern parts of the United States where they are quickly adopted because of the lack of pet overpopulation issues in the area. By doing this, the dogs are kept from becoming long-term residents of a chaotic shelter environment and reduces the presence of fear-based aggression or frustration that can manifest into bite incidents involving staff, volunteers, or the general public. Dogs that develop these tendencies to bite and cannot be transferred to other rescues often have no alternative to euthanasia. The transport program seeks to act as intervention before this dangerous probability.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

New Kids on the Block Award 2012

San Antonio Area Foundation - Talk About It Program

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Adoption

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Adoption

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Adoption

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

San Antonio Pets Alive! (SAPA!) seeks to continue efforts to address the killing of adoptable dogs and cats by removing them from the euthanasia list and redirecting them into our care. SAPA! is a safety net to prevent adoptable animals from being killed.

The main difference in SAPA!'s model and traditional shelters is that the traditional shelters take in animals that are “easiest" to adopt out to create a faster turnover and save funds, while SAPA! takes the left-overs and creates strategies to not only save them but also find them new homes. In effect, we save these animals after all other options have been exhausted.

These left-overs are identified as pets that have been passed over by other rescue groups and ACS' adoption and foster programs. Essentially, SAPA! takes the animals with no other options. SAPA! only focuses on these left over animals and places them into their forever homes by implementing specific programs for targeted groups of animals. We do that through our Adoption Program, Neonatal Care Network,
Medical Clinic as well as our Headin' Home Transport Program.

SAPA! maintains comprehensive programs including those for orphaned kittens and puppies, a medical clinic, adoption programs, and our transport program. Our neonatal care consists of a network of foster homes willing to take on the growing population of kittens and puppies who still require bottle-feeding and medical care. In addition, SAPA! also has a medical clinic where our animals receive treatment, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, and preventative care before being placed at an adoption center. These adoption centers are found within a local PetSmart as well as a local Petco store. Both locations operate with staff and volunteers. Finally, SAPA! operates the Headin' Home Transport Program where we select large dogs to be transported to rescue partners in northern states who have available space and a potential adopter waitlist. This program assists in finding homes for these dogs who would have otherwise been euthanized due to the shortage of available space in other local and statewide rescue organizations and shelters.

All these programs collectively work to save lives on a daily basis in the San Antonio community.

San Antonio Pets Alive! (SAPA!) is focused on saving the dogs and cats who are literally hours from euthanasia, providing temporary and emergency foster homes, medical aid, adoption services to make sure they survive and ultimately find a safe, loving permanent family. SAPA! trains the community to care for these animals in immediate need and to provide awareness of responsible pet ownership including the importance of spay/neuter to prevent homeless animals.

In 2018, 5,883 dogs and cats were saved from euthanasia by San Antonio Pets Alive! The organization will continue to improve its intake and adoption numbers through its programs and networks.

Financials

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SAN ANTONIO PETS ALIVE INC

Board of directors
as of 8/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Sarah Dorgan

Bank of America

Term: 2018 - 2021


Board co-chair

Deanna Rankin

Argent

Term: 2018 - 2021

Deanna Rankin

Argent

Andrea Brightwell

Derek Stahlman

Bank of San Antonio

Alexis Eidson

Tracey Lammert

Ben Kemble

Rebecca Clausewitz

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/15/2021,

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

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