Friday, April 5, 2013

Guest Post: SA Pets Alive Announces Black Fridays

Posted By on Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 3:52 PM

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Dog of the Week- Jack 247593

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A 2 yr old neutered, German Shepherd Saluki blend. He is a sweet boy who loves giving and receiving affection and attention! He loves to play! Jack would do best with an active family who can take him for walks and maybe even a run! He appears to be good with other dogs and is one good lookin' pup!

 Cat of the Week- Hector A207904

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This Orange Tabby is a 1 yr old male. He was born with Feline Herpes Virus, which causes one of his eyes to be a little squinty. Best fit to be in a 1 cat household, as he can be contagious to other cats through nasal discharge and ocular secretion. He is not, however, contagious to any other species.  It sure doesn't seem to faze him one bit and he is otherwise a healthy boy. He is super duper playful! Would be a great fit for a family with kids!

San Antonio Pets Alive! Announces Black Fridays in April!  

No need to wait until after Thanksgiving, we are making EVERY Friday in April - a Black Friday! Have you been wanting to add a “LBD” or “BBD” to your collection? You are in luck! SAPA! has adorable “Little Black Dogs” and lovely “Big Black Dogs” ready for foster and adoption. These black beauties are on special every Friday in April!    Special Adoption Fees for Black animals in On-site kennels for Fridays in April: Puppies are $40 (regular price $60). Dogs are $25 (regular price $40). Cats and kittens are $20 (regular price $30 and $50).

Are you familiar with “Black Dog and Cat Syndrome”? This term became popular in 2004 to describe the phenomenon of black dogs and cats being overlooked and harder to find homes for than pets with lighter coats. There are several theories of why these awesome black pets are passed over when they would obviously make wonderful companions. Some people believe they are at a disadvantage because they don’t photograph as well so people looking online to rescue and adopt don’t see their true beauty. Also, people have a tendency consciously or subconsciously to favor lighter colored animals and (brace yourself) SUPERSTITION likely plays a role. Thinking a black dog or cat is bad luck is a thing of the past!  In Great Britain, Ireland, Scottland and Japan, black cats are actually a symbol of GOOD luck and prosperity.  Some believe a lady who owns a black pet will have many suitors!   Remember the key fashion tip:  Black goes with anything and slenderizes!  So be fashionable and look thinner while you accessorize with an adopted black pet as a new member of your family!   Give BLACK a chance! Visit our kennels

Volunteering Rules!   Do you love animals and want to give back to your community? Do you or an animal lover you know need volunteer hours to graduate? SAPA! is hosting a Volunteer orientation this Saturday, April 6th. Find out how to apply and attend here: Volunteer for SAPA!

Viva Fiesta and SAPA! Medal Amigos!  Fiesta is on the horizon and to celebrate this awesome tradition, SAPA! has an adorable medal for sale to raise money for our rescued dogs and cats. Our “Medal Amigos” will be at adoption events and you can purchase online here:  http://www.sanantoniopetsalive.org/products-page/

It's "EZ" to Suppport SAPA!   Join SAPA! this Tuesday, April 9th from 5-8pm at the Quarry EZ's restaurant and Thursday, April 11th from 5-8pm at the Bitters/281 EZ's Restaurant and drop your receipt in a donation box and EZ’s will give SAPA!  15% of your total bill on dine in and take out orders!  SAPA! Fiesta Medal Amigos will be there as well. Get the scoop here: https://www.facebook.com/sapetsalive/events

It is time to get your Kitten On!   Kitten Season is upon us. We have precious mama cats and kittens and orphaned kittens that need foster homes to grow up in until the kittens are weaned and they are all ready for adoption. These lil’ families need a small, warm, secluded place to nurse. The mama does all the work. We also have orphaned kittens that need a human to bottle feed and care for them a lot like you would care for a baby, as they are helpless. If you are interested and have the time to dedicate (bottle babies have to be fed every two to three hours), we have a bottle feeding workshop coming up April 14th. This workshop is mandatory to foster bottle baby kittens. Learn more here Neonatal Kitten Foster Training

Meet the Fosters!   With over 500 local foster families caring for a SAPA! rescued foster, we are sure to have the dog or cat you are dreaming of. We have adoption events all over the city with cool pet friendly retailers. Come on out and meet the fosters: http://www.sanantoniopetsalive.org/events/

Most Eligible Dog & Cat of the Week!  To foster/adopt them, email: adopt@sanantoniopetsalive.org

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