Friday, January 20, 2012

Good Friday

In some good news...

San Antonio makes good strides towards becoming a No Kill city:

The City Council on Thursday unanimously approved the acceptance of a $1 million donation to Animal Care Services from pet specialty retailer Petco.

The donation will support animal rescue and welfare efforts and collaboration between ACS and two high-volume pet partners.

The Petco Foundation and the Petco Corp. will each donate $500,000 over five years. The donation is the largest single contribution in ACS' 60-year history, said Joe Angelo, Animal Care Services interim director.

“This is record-breaking,” Angelo said before the council session, which was attended by ACS partners and members of the animal care community.

“We have more animals left alive, and every month since (November) we have maintained a live release rate above 50 percent. So far, we're ahead, we have momentum, and the community is stepping forward to help.”

The council also approved contracts between ACS and the San Antonio Human Society and San Antonio Pets Alive!, The contracts are expected to increase ACS' live release rate by 7,000 additional rescues a year — up to 4,000 by Pets Alive!, up to 2,000 by the Humane Society, and 1,000 by local rescue groups. 
H-E-B continues to grow:

H-E-B will open its largest store in San Antonio this year and several in Northern Mexico as part of a plan that includes new construction, upgrades and expanded facilities, executives said this week.

The grocer will expand or open 22 stores in Texas and remodel 33 other locations, said Craig Boyan, H-E-B president and chief operating officer, including 15 in the city.
3 San Antonio businesses make the "Best to Work For" List: NuStar Energy LP, USAA, and Rackspace Hosting.

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