I'm am so proud to work with such a great group of devoted, caring people as I've found in AAPAW and its members. From the board to the committees to the volunteers, everyone is trying to join together to reach a common goal -- no more homeless pets in San Antonio! Whether it be through adoptions, community education, transporting animals, fostering, sharing information, evaluating animals, providing medical treatments and vaccinations, donating money or items, or spay/neuter programs, we all strive to make a difference each and every day.
AAPAW plays a valuable role in partnering with others to help support the city Strategic Plan to obtain and maintain a "no kill" status and improve the well being of our pet population. Our rescue members are extremely dedicated and hardworking and it is a pleasure to work with them in this process.
Over the years, I've watched AAPAW's work with shelters, rescue groups and the community at large. I believe they've made significant progress in increasing awareness in San Antonio and have helped get more animals adopted through their many adoption events. I'm proud to be an AAPAW supporter.
As the Trustee for a non profit Foundation, we have been pleased with the way the organization manages it's budget and wisely uses the funds we have donated. We will continue to support AAPAW into the future.
AAPAW has stepped up to bring all the animal rescuers together and give them a voice and the capability to get adoptions. Most of the achievement in live release for the city is due to AAPAW efforts.
I moved here as a military dependent two years ago. I have a graduate degree in Canine/Human Interaction, and have been involved in animal rescue for years. Knowing virtually nothing about the animal welfare community at first, I started searching the web for the organization that seemed to have the best reputation. AAPAW - Alamo Area Partners for Animal Welfare repeatedly came out on top. I joined, and for the past two years have found that there is no group more reputable, compassionate, and fully of integrity than AAPAW. They consistantly hold high standards for all their animal welfare events, including how they treat both volunteers and, of course, the animals. They have excellent leadership and put countless hours into doing everything possible to help the animals in this city, which unfortunately has a huge stray population problem. AAPAW never gives up trying to amend this situation through education, adoption events, working with local animal control to form a cohesive group, etc - and they do it purely as volunteers. It is an organization that has helped thousands of stray animals and local rescues, and I am proud to be affiliated with them.
When I landed in San Antonio in 2011 I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of homeless pets and needless euthanasia. AAPAW became my go-to resource for local animal welfare information. AAPAW representatives helped direct me to where my talents could best be utilized. So instead of spinning my wheels in frustration I have been able to help save lives. Every city should have an (A)APAW!
AAPAW is a wonderful organization that partners with rescues, the city shelter, vets and the community to help the homeless animals in the San Antonio area. Over 3100 animals have found homes through AAPAW Adoption events - almost 1000 in 2011 alone! Countless other animals have been saved through the cooperation, knowledge share and support of the amazing network of AAPAW members. This is a great group helping San Antonio animals find loving homes and getting San Antonio closer to become a No Kill City!
Without AAPAW many animals in need would go un-noticed in San Antonio. AAPAW brings the rescue community together in a positive way that no other orgaization in San Antonio can. AAPAW is invaluable to San Antonio. I would hate to think what would happen to the animals in San Antonio without AAPAW. They work tiredlessly to achieve the goal of a No-Kill city.
Alamo Area Partners for Animal Welfare is a great group of shelters, rescues, veterinarians, spay/neuter agencies, pet service providers who have come together to help the city of San Antonio achieve No Kill through CARE ADOPT NEUTER programs. In 2010, AAPAW organized 18 mega adoption events involving over 20 groups to find homes for 1039 dogs and cats. I am very proud of the diverse members coming together beyond their respective organizations to save the lives of animals in need time after time. AAPAW is an all volunteer organization.