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Animal Care Services

911: For Emergencies dealing with dangerous or unhealthy animals

311: For other animal related issues such as animals at risk, homeless or dead animals on streets 

Animal Care Services

4710 State Highway 151, San Antonio, TX  78227

Phone: (210) 207-4PET

Hours of Operation:

Adoption Center:

Tues–Fri 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday and Monday CLOSED

Drop off stray animals or owner surrendered animals

Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

 

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Need advice?

AskTheVet@sanantonio.gov will help you find answers.

cathy@petpundit.com, San Antonio Express News columnist, Cathy Rosenthal, answers you pet questions.

      

    Magazine Articles

    Terry Gross of NPR interviews Marine veteran Jose Armenta as he recounts his war experience in Afghanistan with his dog, Zenit, a German shepherd trained to search for explosives. Armenta was injured by an IED, but later was allowed to adopt Zenit.

    Animal Related Apps

    • National Geographic Birds: Field Guide to North America
      The National Geographic Birds: Field Guide to North America is the staple for bird watchers. The interactive app includes pictures, facts and maps, which allow users to identify various species.
    • Animal Planet
      Features Animal Planet shows, such as "My Cat from Hell" and includes tools, such as a schedule and favorites.

    Useful Apps for Pets

     

    Welcome to SAPL's Pet Care Guide

    Photograph of Socks the Cat Standing on the Press Podium in the Press Room at the White House: 12/05/1993

    Woof, woof!  Meow, meow! Roar!

    Find books, links, and service information to help care for your pet.

     

     

    Books @ Your Library

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    Choosing a Bird - Laura S. Jeffrey
    ISBN: 9780766040786
    Publication Date: 2013-01-01
    Covers selection, housing, diet, handling, grooming and health of a new bird.

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    Choosing a Fish - Laura S. Jeffrey
    ISBN: 9780766040816
    Publication Date: 2013-01-01
    Some types of fish are harder to care for than others. Choosing a Fish will help you decide what kind of fish and how many to get. Read about the kind of food to feed your fish, what size tank you need, and much more. Learn how to keep your fish healthy and happy for years to come.

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    How Dogs Love Us - Gregory Berns
    ISBN: 9780544114517
    Publication Date: 2013-10-22
    Have you ever wondered what your dog was thinking? Neuroscientist Gregory Berns, wondered the same and in short conducted MRI scans on two of his own dogs. Dr. Berns discovered that dogs do empathize with human emotions and share so much more with us.

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    Medicine Dog - Julia Szabo
    ISBN: 9780762796441
    Publication Date: 2014-03-04
    As a pet reporter, Julia Szabo learned of Vet-Stem, a service that provides cutting-edge regeneration therapy for pets, using stem cells harvested from animals' own tissue. She wondered if a similar procedure could be done for humans. Sazabo eloquently writes how she was healed by a similar procedure using her own fat cells.

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    Presidential Pets - Julia Moberg; Jeff Albrecht (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 9781936140794
    Publication Date: 2012-07-01
    While it has been said, if you want a friend at the White House--get a dog. This book not only introduces dogs, but many other creatures presidents have owned, such as an alligator, tigers and ponies. Check this book out for an amusing look at animals that once resided at the White House.

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    Small pet care : how to look after your rabbit, guinea pig, or hamster
    ISBN: 0756611040
    Geared toward the young pet owner, this book offers sound pet care advice.

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    The Cat Bible : Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know
    ISBN: 9781592403257
    According to many cats, this book is a must read.

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    The Healthy Homemade Pet Food Cookbook - Kenneth D. Fischer (Foreword by); Barbara Taylor-Laino
    ISBN: 9781592335718
    Publication Date: 2013-10-01
    Pets need healthy nutritious food too. If you have ever thought about switching your dog or cat, from store bought food to home made, more natural foods, this book offers 75 recipes for meal plans, treats and healthy snacks. Home made meals are less expensive too.

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    The Soul of All Living Creatures - Vint Virga
    ISBN: 9780307718860
    Publication Date: 2013-07-09
    Through his work, veterinarian, Dr. Vint Virga witnessed and experienced the connection between animals and humans. His insightful and eloquent book explores the lives of our fellow creatures and what we can learn from spending time with them.

     

    DVDs @ Your Library

    Essential Dog Care : three procedures that your veterinarian wants you to know
    ISBN: 808630243594
    This program for dog owners explains in a quick, fun, and easy way three procedures veterinarians want dog owners to know. Learn the right way to clip your dog's nails, brush your dog's teeth, and clean your dog's ears for a happy and healthy pet.

    Dogs : Choosing, Caring & Training
    ISBN: 9780982087725
    It is never too late to learn about your dog's health and well being. Become an informed consumer, know about your dogs health care needs, understand training and behavior modification, be prepared in case of an emergency with pet CPR and first aid.

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    Eyewitness DVD Dog - Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
    ISBN: 9780756662998
    Publication Date: 2010-07-19
    Narrated by the actor Martin Sheen, the DVD tracks the origins of dogs from wolves to our present day domesticated pets. Discover how the wolf connections give dogs their hunting, courting, mating and social traits. Found out what a dog's life is really all about from their transformation from the wild to our loyal pets.

     

    Presidential Pets

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    Websites of Interest

    • Humane Society SPCA of San Antonio
      Great site. Check out the featured adoptable pet.
    • Pet Finder-Adopt
      Are you looking for the right dog, cat, horse or iguana? This site will help you find the right pet for you.
    • San Antonio Pets Alive
      Pets Alive offers several programs to adopt, or foster dogs and cats in shelters. Their goal is to prevent adoptable animals from being euthanatized.
    • The Animal House Radio Show-on NPR
      Aired on National Public Radio (NPR)- the Animal House is a weekly discussion that covers the latest in animal science, pet behavior, and wildlife conservation. The cast includes veterinarian, Dr. Gary Weitzman, he is the author of several books and has two decades of veterinary experience to aid listeners who call in from around the world. While the show airs at 5:00 a.m. on Sundays on Texas Public Radio KSTX, 98.1, pod-casts are available on the website.
    • CBS DreamTeam-Lucky Dog
      Animal trainer and professional behaviorist, Brandon McMillan runs the Lucky Dog Ranch, neighborhood animal shelter in LA. While he has worked with all kinds of animals, his show covers dealing with dogs with difficult issues, such as turning a frightened dog into a tame one for adoption. The TV show appears weekly on KENS TV at 6:30 a.m.
    • CBS Sunday Morning Story on Pet Cemeteries
    • Westside Dog Initiative  
        
      The Westside Dog Initiative is a San Antonio community based organization dedicated to promoting awareness about pet care, specifically addressing the need to curb stray animals.
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