El Rey Fido began in 2002 as a feel-good spin on the already long-established Fiesta Royalty title of a similar name: Rey Feo. But what began as a pun has since evolved into an annual fundraising competition that raises tens of thousands of dollars each year for countless needy dogs and cats at the San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS).
Who will be El Rey Fido XVIII? The fundraising competition’s top fundraising dog will be bestowed the honor of the crown, with four runner-ups joining the Royal Court.
It all leads to Fiesta® San Antonio and the SAHS’s El Rey Fido Coronation, an official Fiesta® event, in April where San Antonio’s top dogs have the opportunity to be dressed in true royal attire (velvet, sequins, and all).
Don’t miss your chance to support homeless pets in your community and become a part of seventeen years of SAHS Fiesta tradition
The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) has begun construction of a state-of-the-art medical building at its location on Fredericksburg Rd. that is estimated to provide services for 20,000 needy pets in our community.
SAHS President/CEO, Nancy F. May, emphasized the significance of this construction project to a packed room during the SAHS’s 2019 Friends for Life Luncheon:
“This expansion will increase our impact on the community’s injured and homeless pet population and be an essential resource for responsible pet owners in search of low-cost services.”
The Leeu Naylor Medical Building will include surgical, orthopedic, and radiology suites, a rehabilitation room, and a medical clinic. In addition to the medical building expansion, the $10 million Picture the PAWsibilities Capital Campaign also includes renovations to the SAHS Education Building and Cat Pavilion.
The SAHS has so far reached over 80 percent of its $10 million goal but is asking for the public’s help to raise the remaining funds needed for completion:
“Although we’re currently limited by a lack of space and resources,” says Chief of Community Engagement, Traci B. Gomez, “thanks to contributions by many generous supporters and organizations in our city, we are on our way to saving the lives of thousands more dogs and cats.”
Those interested in donating to the campaign, including those interested in learning more about naming opportunities at all levels, should email Traci B. Gomez, Chief of Community Engagement, at tbgomez@SAhumane.org.