Volunteers, animal rescue groups and some San Antonio residents got the miracle they were hoping for! This dog, who lost all his hair from what vets say is a treatable skin condition, needed a foster home, an adopter, or a rescue group to take him ASAP!
The dog, believed to be a lab, was originally scheduled to be euthanized at 6 p.m. Wednesday night by the City of San Antonio Animal Services according to a Facebook post. But volunteers say the nonprofit rescue group, San Antonio Pets Alive!, or SAPA, got him a reprieve and was making a frantic attempt to find him a temporary or forever home by 9 a.m. Thursday, or else the city would euthanize him. After a frantic social media campaign to spread the word, a foster came forward and this dog will now be on the road to recovery. But volunteers say they need another miracle: More people to foster or adopt the continuing stream of dogs surrendered or picked up by the City’s animal control department.
Foster homes desperately needed
Last year more than 4800 dogs were euthanized by the City of San Antonio. Volunteers, rescue groups and even the City mounted huge efforts to raise awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering pets. But if more people who live close to San Antonio become “fosters” for dogs, it would save countless lives. Fostering means taking care of a dog for a temporary amount of time until someone adopts the pet. It’s also tax deductible. To apply to be a foster go to SAPA’s website and click on “Foster”.
Dogs have amazing potential given a chance
Volunteers say the sometimes rough looking pound dogs have amazing potential they just need some love and care. Kathy Martin, president of Lucky Lab Rescue, says foster parents or adopters should be very optimistic, “I’ve seen many dogs suffering from skin conditions rebound into beautiful labs that make wonderful, loving pets. Someone just needs to give them a chance.”
Look what happened when someone gave this dog with a hair loss skin condition a chance, she blossomed into this happy, playful dog and all her hair grew back.
Purebred dogs, puppies and dozens of other dogs that need adopters
There are also dozens of other dogs on death row in this facility that need adoptive homes ASAP, even puppies, pure bred pooches and another dog with a skin condition. You can check out this album to see pictures and information about the pooches. The shelter DOES adopt to people and rescue groups that are out of state. Many dogs have been safely transported across the country to their new homes, so you don’t have to live in the area if you fall in love with a pet online. If you’re interested in fostering or adopting any of the dogs please email: email@example.com
Lucky Lab Rescue has saved many dogs, even pure bred labs, who ended up in the San Antonio pound, if you’re interested in adopting from Lucky Lab, please check out their website.
If you want to help save more dogs please share this article on your Facebook, Twitter or social media accounts. Posting and awareness has saved many pets lives. You never know who will see the post and make a difference!