Animal Care Services http://tpr.org en City Served With Lawsuit Claiming Women Did Not Receive Fair Pay At ACS http://tpr.org/post/city-served-lawsuit-claiming-women-did-not-receive-fair-pay-acs <p></p><p>The city of San Antonio has now officially been served a lawsuit that claims two women at Animal Care Services were paid significantly less than their male colleagues doing the same jobs.</p><p>Their attorney, Lawrence Morales, points to clear evidence that the city violated the Equal Pay Act. He feels confident about data he said shows his clients were compensated less than the male managers at the city's Animal Care Services department.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:42:41 +0000 Ryan Loyd 34720 at http://tpr.org City Served With Lawsuit Claiming Women Did Not Receive Fair Pay At ACS The Source: Land Of The Roaming Dogs http://tpr.org/post/source-land-roaming-dogs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">2,924&nbsp;</span>San Antonio citizens were bitten&nbsp;by an animal, from mostly dogs, last year. The city tied for second worst in the nation. Over 25,000 dogs were hit and killed by cars, and 29,000 were put in the pound. It seems San Antonio has an inexhaustible supply of dogs and the city estimates there are 150,000 strays here.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city is pushing responsible ownership practices this week as they raise awareness of dog bites. What can be done about our city before it becomes the land of the roaming dogs?</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:38:53 +0000 Paul Flahive 32057 at http://tpr.org The Source: Land Of The Roaming Dogs ACS Focusing On Areas With Most Bite/Stray Calls For Neighborhood Information Sweeps http://tpr.org/post/acs-focusing-areas-most-bitestray-calls-neighborhood-information-sweeps <p>The City of San Antonio's Comprehensive Neighborhood Sweeps Initiative continues this weekend to deliver responsible pet ownership info and resources directly to residents.</p><p>City Council District 1 is being targeted for the initiative this weekend.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Records kept by Animal Care Services of the high-risk neighborhoods pinpoint those with the most bite reports and the most stray animal calls. They deploy staff and volunteers to the targeted area to go door-to-door with education, awareness, and enforcement.</span></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:19:22 +0000 Eileen Pace 26325 at http://tpr.org ACS Focusing On Areas With Most Bite/Stray Calls For Neighborhood Information Sweeps Buddy The Dog Released Pending Appeal Of Euthanasia Order http://tpr.org/post/buddy-dog-released-pending-appeal-euthanasia-order <p>Animal-rights activists say public outcry has given a dog named Buddy another reprieve. But a local group is planning to work to bring about more awareness to state law that they say is too broad.</p><p>In a case that’s come to be known as "Buddy the Dog," the Golden Retriever’s owners are seeking a permanent resolution to keep him from being euthanized.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:32:39 +0000 Eileen Pace 25278 at http://tpr.org Buddy The Dog Released Pending Appeal Of Euthanasia Order ACS Director Addresses Euthanasia Concerns At Little-Known Brooks Facility http://tpr.org/post/acs-director-addresses-euthanasia-concerns-little-known-brooks-facility <p>The City of San Antonio's Animal Care Services operates a dog shelter facility on the Southside at Brooks City-Base. In its three year history, it hasn't attracted much attention. It was used for overflow from the main campus located off Hwy 151 near the San Antonio Food Bank.</p><p>Several weeks ago the Brooks facility transitioned from an overflow shelter to quarantine. It is now responsible for holding animals for bite or cruelty cases.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:44:17 +0000 Ryan Loyd 22981 at http://tpr.org ACS Director Addresses Euthanasia Concerns At Little-Known Brooks Facility Newest Pet Adoption Center In San Antonio Sets Ambitious First-Year Goal http://tpr.org/post/newest-pet-adoption-center-san-antonio-sets-ambitious-first-year-goal <p>The <a href="http://www.sanantoniopetsalive.org/san-antonio-pets-alive-to-manage-the-new-paul-jolly-adoption-center-and-petco-pavilion/" target="_blank">Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions</a> is now open at Brackenridge Park and leaders are hoping the fresh design will make an impact on adoptions in a city that has struggled with animal overpopulation.</p><p>"We want this to be a destination [and] not just only for adoptions," said Joel Mclellan, the director of operations for the center.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:13:05 +0000 Ryan Loyd 20918 at http://tpr.org Newest Pet Adoption Center In San Antonio Sets Ambitious First-Year Goal Talk About It! Brings No-Kill Conversation To Pearl Stable Tonight http://tpr.org/post/talk-about-it-brings-no-kill-conversation-pearl-stable-tonight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Talk About It! campaign continues its no-kill conversation tonight at the Pearl Stable, where one of the nation&rsquo;s top no-kill experts will speak and answer questions.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The San Antonio Area Foundation&rsquo;s campaign to make San Antonio a no-kill city has become an integral part of the community&rsquo;s overall effort to increase the number of pet adoptions and reduce the stray population.</span></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 19:52:16 +0000 Eileen Pace 19522 at http://tpr.org Talk About It! Brings No-Kill Conversation To Pearl Stable Tonight Dog Requires Surgery From Apparent Abuse, Neglect http://tpr.org/post/dog-requires-surgery-apparent-abuse-neglect <p>San Antonio's <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/animalcare/" target="_blank">Animal Care Services</a> is now tending to the medical needs of a puppy found roaming on the side of a local highway.</p><p>Surgery will be required for the dog, named "Shooter" by ACS.</p><p>Shooter was found along 410 and Highway 90. ACS’ Lisa Norwood says Shooter was roaming around until picked up by a Good Samaritan.</p><p>It wasn’t long before the staff at ACS noticed a huge gash in Shooter’s neck, along with a safety pin.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:30:48 +0000 Ryan Loyd 15435 at http://tpr.org Dog Requires Surgery From Apparent Abuse, Neglect Animal Care Services To Evaluate Free Spay/Neuter Zip Codes http://tpr.org/post/animal-care-services-evaluate-free-spayneuter-zip-codes <p>San Antonio Animal Care Services will soon be reevaluating the areas where the highest animal problems are being reported.</p><p>Using a geographic information system, Animal Care Services collects all kinds of information about the city's stray animal population, where the highest number of bite cases are coming from, and where deceased animals are being found.</p><p>Public Information Officer Lisa Norwood said that information helps focus the department's efforts.</p><p>"It's all about strategy. You want to make sure that you're bringing resources to the areas most in need," she said.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:01:23 +0000 Ryan Loyd 14871 at http://tpr.org Animal Care Services To Evaluate Free Spay/Neuter Zip Codes Camp I-Wanna Pet Adoptions This Weekend http://tpr.org/post/camp-i-wanna-pet-adoptions-weekend <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the weekend for Camp </span>I-Wanna<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Pet for families who have been thinking of adopting.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With its admittedly corny catch-phrase, “a pet that will love you 's‘more' than anything,” Lisa Norwood with <a href="http://www.sanantonio.gov/animalcare/">Animal Care Services</a> said the city hopes to draw in more adoptive families than usual with Camp I-Wanna Pet this weekend only.</span></p> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:10:26 +0000 Eileen Pace 14729 at http://tpr.org Camp I-Wanna Pet Adoptions This Weekend