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We are an organization that rescues animals from a wide variety of circumstances. Most animals need to be held for a short period of time to be socialized and to ensure no illnesses are present. Some of the animals rescued have more extensive medical needs and require a longer period of time in foster care.

We do not have a standing shelter or central point of operation. The only means we have of taking care of the animals is with foster families. It is through this network of fosters that we are able to rescue and rehome so many wonderful animals into caring homes.

Families that foster are provided with a wealth of resources for all their SNIPSA fosters. We provide food, crates, toys, collars, leashes, and veterinary care. In return, fosters are asked to provide a temporary loving home for the rescues while they wait to find their future homes. As a foster parent, you are directly involved in meeting the family that your foster pet goes home with- you are a part of the adoption process.

Getting your foster adopted

SNIPSA pets are adopted both online and at adoption events which are usually held two to three times a month. Foster families are asked to bring their foster pets to the events so they can meet potential adopters and also continue their socialization.

Fostering is a wonderful experience for those who want to help animals. It is a great way to expose children to the compassion of caring for animals in need, and it’s also a great way to "test" different pets in your home. Believe it or not, about 1/3 of our adoptions happen because the foster family falls in love! Fostering fills your heart with love and inspiration. Seeing pets that would have been destroyed find wonderful homes is one of most fulfilling jobs you’ll have!

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4216 McCullough Ave., SAN ANTONIO, TX 78212, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is fourfold: to Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Rehome adoptable animals from high kill shelters and the community, and to encourage Responsibility within the pet owning population. By providing rescue, adoption, and offering low cost spay/neuter options, we are able to connect with our community and enrich the lives of our pet population.


SNIPSA Inc., Spay-Neuter-Inject-Protect of San Antonio, Inc., is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c) (3) rescue organization founded by a group of veterinarians and caring individuals. The common link between the members of the organization is a deep love for animals, dedication to rescuing from high-kill shelters in the San Antonio metro area, and helping strays who are sick and abandoned.

After careful selection from a variety of sources, the rescue animals live in foster homes where they receive opportunities to interact with people and other animals until they can be matched with their new permanent home.

They are given medical attention which includes:

  • Vaccinations
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Treated for any medical conditions that may be present
  • Heartworm tested and first month prevention given
  • Fecal testing and deworming
  • Full vet exam

A nominal fee partially covers these expenses.


We'll work with your schedule.


4216 McCulloughSan Antonio, TX 78212



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 21
  • We need fosters that can foster an animal until adoption which can be as short as 24 hours to 2 months. We also need fosters that can take animals just for the weekend.
  • You must fill out an adoption application here:

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