ALAMO AREA PARTNERS FOR ANIMALWELFARE

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 17324 San Antonio TX 78217 USA

Mission: 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.
Results: AAPAW has already successfully found homes at Mega Adoption Events for over 3100 homeless pets, with almost 1000 in 2011 alone.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Homeless dogs and cats in and around San Antonio
Geographic areas served: San Antonio and surrounding area

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more volunteers and financial resources to help AAPAW do it's work for the community best interest. Develop additional programs supporting animal welfare in San antonio.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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1 person found this review helpful

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.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Recieved the support and networking needed to save nine lives in 2011.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Spend money on advertising so more people know!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you find this group?

Reffered by a Veterinary Technician.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I was originally discouraged from trying to help homeless animals, but AAPAW and the members that I networked with gave me needed encouragement and creative solutions to reach my goals (saving animal lives).

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

its development and growth since its inception in 2007. Adoptions increased from 101 in 2007 to 1039 in 2010 - from 1 event in 2007 to 18 events in 2010. AAPAW anticipates organizing 30 events in 2011.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to develop a stronger and more committed volunteer base.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I was in the audience when this organization was proposed.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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