Care. Adopt. Neuter.
Alamo Area Partners for Alamo Welfare
Our Mission Statement The mission of Alamo Area Partners for Animal Welfare (AAPAW) is to bring animal welfare organizations, veterinarians and the community together in partnership to improve the lives of animals in the San Antonio area. Since AAPAW began organizing Mega Adoptions in December 2007, thousands of San Antonio'ʹs finest, but 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'ʹs mission of finding homes for every adoptable pet to help achieve No Kill in San Antonio. 2
Adoptions In 2010, 1,034 pets found homes through eighteen AAPAW events. Thanks to the support of PetCo, PetSmart, Pets Supplies Plus and LifeTime Fitness, AAPAW was able to support rescue organizations with a venue. Through these partnerships AAPAW helped place many adoptable pets in loving homes. Community support continues to grow and on July 30th we were invited to participate in the 1st Annual San Antonio Pet Expo at Freeman Coliseum. We helped organize the demos, entertainment and adoption Adoptions event. There were 99 1500 adoptions at this event! These 1000 efforts helped double 500 adoptions in 2010 compared to 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2009.
Manu Ginobili & Ciru Many Ginobili volunteered to film Care, Adopt, Neuter Public Service Announcements with his dog, Ciru, for AAPAW in May 2010.
Care. Adopt. Neuter. AAPAW and Manu Ginobili joined forces in the mission to improve animal welfare by helping spread the message on the importance of Care, Adopt, Neuter. CARE programs consist of community outreach to promote responsible pet ownership, including training, veterinary care, basic levels of care, pet socialization activities, etc.
ADOPT programs include our Mega Adoption Events where hundreds of homeless, abandoned and neglected dogs and cats can be showcased and find their fur-‐‑ever homes.
NEUTER programs include education and promotion of spay/neuter to reduce San Antonio'ʹs pet overpopulation problem, preventing the births of any more unwanted stray dogs and cats struggling to survive in our city.
NOELLE -‐‑ This beautiful young female lab mix was found by good samaritans just before Christmas. Noelle'ʹs tail was raw and exposed and she had already lost half her tail due to a recent injury and had a broken pelvis as well as a bump/puncture wound on the top of her head. While coordinating a rescue to sponsor her future care and adoption, AAPAW'ʹs Emergency Care Fund raised the funds to cover the two surgeries needed to amputate her tail due to infection and the medications. She then developed elevated liver values and suddenly lost her vision in both eyes -‐‑ all between Christmas and New Year'ʹs Day! After several months of intense veterinary care, her second foster family decided they could not bear to let her go to another home and adopted her. Noelle is now living a life with a loving family after a very stark beginning.
INDIA -‐‑ This young injured Dalmatian was found by a good samaritan near a school with a severely injured leg and also suffering from mange. A message was sent and cross-‐‑posted for rescue assistance and volunteers were able to help catch the dog and transport her to a vet for evaluation AND a rescue group offered to sponsor her and was also able to find a family willing to adopt this dog, now named India! The adoptive family contributed toward India'ʹs surgery and care, but the vet expenses were extensive and they were unable to cover the entire expense. India is a very lucky girl to have had so many people come to her assistance! 5
Other 2% Contributions 21%
Event Sponsors 5% Local Government 3%
Financials Expenditures Operating Expenses Veterinary Care*
Subtotal Future Program Reserves
* Includes emergency veterinary care and spay/neuter clinic costs.
Administration Veterinary Care* 8% 10% Fundraising 9%
Adoption Events 73%
Tails of Success AAPAW started development of its new web site to better meet the needs of the community and members. The site contains Information to help empower the community to become more involved in responsible pet ownership.
Consolidation of calendar of events to provide more information about not only AAPAW events, but all events involving animal welfare -‐‑ including s/n clinics and vaccination clinics.
Several Task Forces were formed to address spay
and neuter education, veterinary relations and grant applications to support AAPAW'ʹs mission of bringing animal welfare organizations, veterinarians and the community together. 8
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Contact us: aapaw.org facebook.com/aapaw twitter.com/aapaw
AAPAW Care. Adop t. N euter.
P.O. Box 17324 San Antonio, TX 78214 www.aapaw.org