San Antonio eyes enlargement of inexpensive veterinary solutions

Faced with much more stray animals and surrendered pets ending up in shelters, the Metropolis of San Antonio and the advocacy group Texas Pets Alive! are asking the condition for authorization to deliver professional medical care for minimal-cash flow residents’ pets.

Texas legislation at this time prohibits shelters from offering nonemergency care to animals they know or should know have an owner. It makes it possible for exceptions in the circumstance of animals whose homeowners are deemed indigent.

“What we commonly see is someone delivers an animal in, it has a very treatable situation, but they’re like, ‘I simply cannot afford to take care of it,’” said Shannon Sims, director of the city’s Animal Treatment Expert services (ACS) office.