Here are just a few cases of animal cruelty and hoarding with which the San Antonio Humane Society has assisted animal welfare agencies and the public.
Update - Puppies found in dumpster (December 2012)
You may remember a story about a litter of puppies we posted in early November. Six puppies were found in a dumpster, they were just days old, hadn’t even opened their eyes yet. They were hungry and covered in fleas. Our foster coordinator, Dee Dee Hernandez, quickly found them foster families to go home with and get a chance to grow up a little bit. Now, at eight weeks old, they are ready to adopt just in time for Christmas. Click here to learn more about our foster program and how you can participate!
Puppies found in dumpster (November 2012)
In the first week of November, two local police officers made a horrific find, a box with six starving puppies left in a dumpster. The mother was nowhere to be found, so the officers brought them straight to the San Antonio Humane Society. Not even 2 weeks old, these flea-infested pups still hadn’t opened their eyes yet. After being given a bath and fed, SA Humane was able to find foster homes. This story truly illustrates the importance of getting your pets spayed/neutered which can be done at the San Antonio Humane Society.
What a difference a day makes, especially for one of our shelter’s newest additions, an 8 year old female Maltese mix named Tipsy. On August 9th, Tipsy was thrown from a car into a parking lot. While this act is shocking in itself, Tipsy’s condition only added to the sadness of her situation; she was already suffering from malnourishment, anemia, and neglect. Luckily this event was witnessed and Tipsy was quickly scooped up and brought to the shelter. Read more about Tipsy here!
SAHS Transfers in Dogs from Local Cruelty Case
The San Antonio Humane Society transferred in 8 dogs from last weekend’s animal cruelty case. Animal Care Services had initially seized the dogs, but called the SAHS for assistance.
The SAHS is able to help these dogs in need of additional medical care and, as always, is more than happy to assist the local ACS. As resources allow, the SAHS offers its services to transfer in rescue animals and those dogs and cats in need of care, rehabilitation, and adoption.
Read more and watch a video about this case!
Houston Puppy Mill Seizure - Waller County Rescues
The San Antonio Humane Society traveled to Houston to transfer dogs from the Houston SPCA after a large-scale dog breeding operation rescue in Waller County. Over 200 dogs were rescued and the SAHS returned with 24 new additions to our shelter. The dogs rescued were all small breeds, including Shih Tzus, Boston Terriers, Dachshunds, and other mixed-breeds. More info, photos and videos!
Who burned Buttercup?
Breakthrough in Buttercup Animal Cruelty Case
A 15-year-old boy was arrested in early April 2011 and charged with animal cruelty regarding the case of Buttercup, a cat that was found severely burned after being deliberately set on fire back in November 2010. Buttercup was euthanized after it was determined his injuries and pain were too severe. The San Antonio Humane Society had offered a reward to the person or persons involved in supplying information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for injuring Buttercup. UPDATE: NOV. 2011 - The boy has received 18 months of juvenile detention and state mandated counseling until 21 years of age.
Shaun is a 5½ month old male Shih Tzu mix puppy who came to the shelter with a severely injured back leg. Due to the fast spreading infection, it was concluded that a leg amputation was in his best interest. He has made a remarkable recovery and is without a doubt back to his bouncy, fun-loving, and energetic self. Shaun will be available for adoption soon!
Winston - Adopted!
READ MORE about Winston!
READ MORE about Serenity!
Puppies found in a box!
These puppies were found in a box on the side of the road on a cold December day (click here).
Cruelty cases from 2006-2008
Unfortunately, there are many cases of animal cruelty and pet hoarding each year in San Antonio. The Humane Society works with area agencies including ACS, to care for the animals once they are removed from the harmful situations and environments they are subjected to. In 2007, the Humane Society established an Abuse & Cruelty Reward Fund, to raise awareness of, and encourage the community to come forward with information about the mistreatment of animals. To contribute to this fund, please click the Donate Now button.