10/19/2011Provided by Citysearch -
AF is an amazing shelter with a huge heart, All they want to do is help San Antonio's staggering number of stray animals. They do their best to keep it going from day to day. Its alot of work. The animals are precious and get everything they need. Don't listen to the negative reviews about the shelter. So what if they don't pick up the phone when it rings every time, they are very busy! They work day in and day out to care for these animals. Its a hard and tiring job that someone has got to do Trust me, if you worked as hard as everyone does at AF, you would understand why it might be hard to read these negative reviews when they are honestly trying their best. The applications are read carefully to make sure the animal will not end up on the streets again! As a no-kill shelter they take in all sorts of animals (abused, neglected, behavior problems), so they want to make sure they cycle doesn't start over again with a new owner. In my opinion, they are being very responsible human beings for carefully considering to whom the animal will go to.
If you aren't satisfied with the shelter, then I encourage you to take the initiative to get up there and see how hard they work. Donations are *much* appreciated. Again, they are a not for profit organization that receives NO city funding. God bess those who volunteer their time to help instead of sitting at the computer complaining.