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Animal Defense League

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adoption, Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Children & Youth

Mission: Chartered in 1934, the Animal Defense League is a "no-kill," nonprofit organization dedicated to enhyancing the quality of life for agbandoned and abused dogs and cats by providing shelter, medical care, food and safety.  While maintaining a healthy and loving facility, the League consistently works to find the best possible home for each resident animal. Support by voluntary contributions and directed by a volunteer board, the League provides programs and services which strengthen the bond between animals and people.  Through grassroots advocacy, education, legal intervention and rescue, the organization is the leading voice for dogs and cats.

Programs: Through this program, ADL is able to bring in ill or injured animals and treat them medically and/or surgically.  At another area shelter, these animals would no doubt be euthanized but have another chance at life through this program. In 2009, ADL was able to treat nearly 2,000 animals ... animals who would otherwise be in pain or crippled and surely would die and horrible death on the streets or in abusive homes.  Because of the espertise of our veterinarian, many of these animals can have orthopedic surgery, which allows them to have a healthy and active life. This is an ongoing program made possible through the generosity of donors and foundations.  Started in 2005, the Animals in Crisis Program has helped thousands of animals in our community.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at the Animal Defense League as often as I can, as ADL really makes a difference in our community by being one of the only alternatives for neglected, abandoned or injured cats and dogs. The hospital and their staff are amazing and truly show these animals kindness and love, besides all of the necessary medical treatment, shelter and food. ADL has very creative volunteer opportunities so there is always something new and different to do, no matter your age or experience. Their programs are always focused on making things better for the animals, so you always feel that you really made a difference during the time that you volunteer.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our dog from ADL as a Christmas present for our daughter. When she got him, she said that it is the best present that she ever received - and he still is! Adopt from the ADL!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Animal Defense League is the best place to adopt a dog or a cat, I know this first-hand. Our family adopted a little Terrier-Mix named, "Cricket". Not only did the ADL see to it that life-saving surgeries were done to save her life but they kept her safe and loved until we came to adopt her and give her a permanent home. We love our little dog so much that we tell anyone and everyone that the Animal Defense League is the best place to go. They are located at 11300 Nacogdoches Road and are open to the public 7 days a week. The staff was not only accommodating but tended to our every need and anticipated what we didn't think of ourselves. God Bless the ADL and all it does to help San Antonio and its problems of strays and unwanted animals. They work hard to make sure that each animal is the right "new addition" to each family and go to great lengths to make sure both animal and adopted family is THE BEST! I have not only adopted an animal from the ADL but my money and in-kind donations go there as well. I have seen the "good works" and daily miracles that are performed at the ADL and know that they do all they can to help the animals that find themselves at their door. They are a non-profit and make good use of every dollar donated so that as many animals as possible can benefit from it. IF FOR ANY REASON A PERSON CANNOT ADOPT AN ANIMAL, PLEASE CONSIDER SPONSORING ONE UNTIL IT FINDS ITS PERMANENT HOME. Without help from caring people in our community willing to donate, the ADL would not be able to keep its doors open. Thank you, ADL, WE LOVE ALL THAT YOU DO!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I rescued a cat that was being attacked by three dogs and did not know where to take him for urgent help. I rushed into the ADL and their staff immediately jumped in to assist. They assessed the poor kitty and took him in and saved his life. I don't know what I would have done if they had not been there! Please donate to keep this non-profit shelter going!