HSNBA holds contracts with the City of New Braunfels and Comal County to house and care for all strays that are delivered by their Animal Control Divisions. We are unable to turn any animals away, regardless of age, temperament or medical needs. However, our contract revenue only accounts for just under half of our annual income. Sadly, our annual income is NEVER enough to properly serve all of the animals who come into our care with their myriad of medical and behavioral issues. We rely on our community to help make up the difference and we love telling you about some of the animals donations have helped us give a second chance at a first class life!
Abby was owner surrendered to the shelter when her family could no longer care for her medical needs. An immediate trip to the vet revealed a very treatable thyroid disorder. Her thyroid imbalance was causing chronic ear infections, skin problems and major obesity which was contributing to arthritis in her joints. She is now in a foster home, working on getting her thyroid levels stabilized and he skin and ears cleared up. She is also working hard to meet her weight loss Goals! Abby will be available for adoption in a few months!
Our Foster Program has grown by leaps and bounds this year. Thanks to folks who open their hearts and homes to tiny under age kittens and raise them until they are an adoptable age, we’ve saved hundreds of kittens who in previous years would have been euthanized or died trying to thrive in a shelter environment.
The other program saving cats at HSNBA is our Trap – Neuter – Return Program. Endorsed by the City of New Braunfels and Comal County’s Commissioners Court, instead of euthanizing feral cats that come to come to the shelter, we spay or neuter, vaccinate and ear tip the cats too wild for adoption and release them where they had previously been living successfully. So far this program has saved over 700 feral cats!
Roman was owner surrendered to Animal Control because they were unable to afford his medical needs. As soon as he arrived we rushed him to the vet and in just a few weeks, he was 110% better! Roman has been adopted!
Poor Vida came to the shelter terrified and untouchable, but due to some hard work by staff and volunteers, she really blossomed into a wonderful love bug. But she had another hurdle to pass, she was heartworm positive. Donations made it possible to treat her heart worms and she is recovering nicely in a foster home that is undoubtedly going to adopt her when she gets the all clear from the vet!