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.
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!