Temporary pet fosters sought in San Antonio before flight takes them to permanent homes

San Antonio Animal Care Services, with support from the Bissell Pet Foundation, flew about 100 animals to Rhode Island-based Potter League for Animals in March as part of a rescue/relocation effort. (Courtesy San Antonio Animal Care Services)
San Antonio Animal Care Services, with support from the Bissell Pet Foundation, flew about 100 animals to Rhode Island-based Potter League for Animals in March as part of a rescue/relocation effort. (Courtesy San Antonio Animal Care Services)

San Antonio Animal Care Services, with support from the Bissell Pet Foundation, flew about 100 animals to Rhode Island-based Potter League for Animals in March as part of a rescue/relocation effort. (Courtesy San Antonio Animal Care Services)

San Antonio Animal Care Services is seeking temporary local pet fosters to briefly care for several dogs and cats that will be flown in June to permanent homes out of state.

According to a city news release, SAACS is partnering with the Bissell Pet Foundation to help 100 shelter animals find new homes across the northern United States.

The rescue flight, bound for Buffalo, New York, is scheduled to take place in June. Would-be and current SAACS fosters are urged to fill out the special transport foster form at www.saacs.info/transport, the release said.

SAACS staff will contact interested residents with details including what specific pets are going on the transport and drop-off details for the flight, the release said.

Additionally, the participating animals will be required to undergo a brief veterinary exam at the SAACS campus prior to their flight.



“Residents are urged to sign up today to ensure as many pets as possible can be on the rescue flight—SAACS has a goal of 100 pets to take part in this rescue flight,” the release said.

Residents may also help shelter pets make their flight with items off the SAACS transport Amazon wishlist, which can be found at www.saacs.info/transportwishlist.

By Edmond Ortiz
Edmond joined Community Impact as a reporter in August 2021, helping to launch new editions in the San Antonio market. Edmond covers various beats in the North San Antonio coverage area. He previously was the main reporter for Local Community News, covering several areas in and around San Antonio, first as a freelancer and then staff member. Prior to that, Edmond was a community news reporter for Prime Time Newspapers and the San Antonio Express-News, including editing two community weeklies. He's a San Antonio native, and studied mass communications at San Antonio College and Texas State University.