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January 24, 2012

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January 24, 2012

In May 2011, we came into the Humane Society in search of a dog to bring home to our loving family. It was just myself, my husband and our previous brown lab, Sophie. We are both dog lovers and were aching for another dog to join our family. Sophie is a very rambunkshis 4 year old 'puppy' that was in need of a best friend.
We started our search through the first dog building and saw many dogs that would have been great, but we decided to keep looking for that one special dog. So we made our way into the second building, half way down the aisle on the right side, there she was. Her name was Majestic at the time and she sat back quietly in her cage while all the other dogs barked with excitement. We knew we wanted a calm dog that would be great with Sophie and eventually good with kids and as we watched her body language we just knew we had found her. After the paper work and interview Majestic was home, at last.
We decided since she didn't know her new name yet, we would change it to Ruby, just like the gem. And what a gem we found in this dog!!! She is SO very loving and waits patiently for us to get home so that she can snuggle in our laps. Her and Sophie are new best friends and I begin to wonder how they lived without each other. Everywhere one of them goes, the other one follows. Ruby is a great listener and when we take them on our evening walks Ruby follows by our side obediently without a leash. They have been swimming together, constantly playing with tennis balls together and laying happily in the sunshine.
We could not have found a more perfect dog in Ruby and I strongly advise anyone in search for their own 'gem' to adapt from the San Antonio Humane Society or any no kill animal shelter in their area.
Thank you SAHS for making this possible and saving so many lives, we will forever be grateful!

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August 25, 2011

I have had several great experiences with the San Antonio Humane Society as a donor, volunteer, and concerned citizen. Not only did they find a forever home for an abandoned dog that I turned in, but I have seen such a great initiative on their part in the city. I've seen them on local tv channels showcasing some of the animals, organizing fun pet related activities, taking in rescued animals from other cities in times of crisis, and I joined in a fun 5k run to raise money for the organization. In a city that seems to fall behind in animal welfare outreach programs and education, the Humane Society is paving the way and I am thankful for their hard work.

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...provide more land space to expand & a grooming facility to bring in more revenue for the organization

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Walk dogs; clean cages; spend time in our kitty cottage assisting with cats and kittens, volunteer in the administration department with paperwork.