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By Megan Gabel Sisters Snowflake and Thunder (about 2-3/4 years old) and sisters Jazmin and Nuni (about three years old) have something in common. Each is bonded to her sister. Traumatized in the past by an adoption which separated them, Snowflake stopped eating and Thunder’s behavior changed. All of this was magically fixed when Thunder [...]

SPA’s March 2019 Pets of the Month


By Megan Gabel and Jayn Corral Trinidad and Suerte are feline buddies who like to pal around with each other. Trinidad arrived at the Sociedad Protectora de Animales (Animal Protection Society) in January 2016 at the age of two months. This gentle giant sports an all-black silky coat with small white spots on his belly. [...]

Take Advantage of the SPA’s February Dental Discount


By Megan Gabel Did you know that dental care is not only vitally important to your pet’s teeth and gums but also to their overall health? Proper dental care contributes to a longer life. Periodontal disease, an inflammation of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, causes the buildup of plaque. It is the most common ailment [...]

SPA’s February 2019 Pets of the Month


By Megan Gabel and Jayn Corral Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an SPA sweetheart! Holly, a blond beauty, likes to cuddle and is calm and very loving. Skye, an adorable, playful girl, loves getting attention. Both eight months old, they will quickly work their way into your hearts. Gypsy, a beautiful tortie, prefers to be the [...]

For Nellie, a Forever Home at Last


By B. Lewis It will take a long time for me to get over the loss of Lucky, my beloved dog of many years. But life goes on. I managed to live without a canine companion for four weeks. I kept reminding myself of the kennel fees, the trips to Costco for food, the freezing-cold [...]

Meet Sassy


By Jayn Corral Sassy would be her name, the SPA volunteers knew upon meeting her. This young tabby came to here in mid-2018, after being chased by dogs into a family’s garage. The family could not keep her. Having been injured and traumatized, Sassy was not a happy girl. She bit the woman who caught [...]


REG SPA Harry and Cocoa

By Harry Burrus When we’d drive from Houston to Austin to play in the Texas Major Zone Tennis Tournament, we always stopped at the DQ in La Grange on North Jefferson. I enjoyed its soft-serve vanilla ice cream with a variety of choices for toppings, a sienna-colored one being a particular favorite. Cocoa’s markings, a [...]

Make Your New Year’s Resolution Kindness


By Jayn Corral The holiday season is behind us, and it is now “Resolution Season.” To make 2019 your best year ever, you probably have resolved to quit smoking, eat better, lose weight, exercise more, or make plans for that vacation you have been putting off. Personally, I don’t do resolutions anymore. Every day I [...]

The SPA’s January 2019 Pets of the Month

By Megan Gabel and Jayn Corral There is still time! Anonymous donors will match all new donations to the SPA through December 31 up to a total of US $3,000! To learn how you can and why you should help the SPA, San Miguel’s only no-kill shelter for cats and dogs, see or call [...]

Your Matching Donation Will Help the SPA!


By Megan Gabel News Flash: Anonymous donors will match all new donations to the SPA through December 31 up to a total of US$3,000! This means your donation through December 31 will be doubled! For an instant donation via PayPal, click the “Donate” button at or on our Facebook page, You may also [...]

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