AAPAW Adoption Event as San Antonio Tries to Become a No Kill City
Posted on 12/22/10
Don't kill. Sounds easy, huh? But San Antonio is one of the few cities still killing otherwise healthy but homeless or treatable cats and dogs.
The Alamo Area Partners for Animal Welfare (AAPAW) is entering its fourth year of holding Super Adoption events in hopes of reaching an important city goal: becoming a No Kill city by 2012.
AAPAW is urging the community to learn more about the city’s initiative and help close the gap between our homeless animals and lack of shelter space. AAPAW is kicking off its first adoption event of 2011 at Wonderland of the America’s (Crossroads Mall) on Saturday, Jan. 15 from noon to 5 p.m.
Achieving No Kill status means San Antonio will not euthanize any healthy, treatable or adoptable cats or dogs due to lack of shelter space or owner surrender.
"In fiscal year 2010, the intake at ACS was 29,713 pets, unfortunately, only 7,545 were adopted, transferred to rescues or returned to owners" says AAPAW President Deanna Lee, “We’re hoping to greatly increase the number of lives saved through AAPAW events for 2011.”
Since AAPAW began organizing Mega Adoption Events in December 2007, over 2,200 of San Antonio's homeless, dogs and cats have been adopted at these events through its member organizations.
Mega Adoption Events are held at different locations in San Antonio to promote AAPAW's mission of finding homes for every adoptable pet to help achieve No Kill in San Antonio.