SAN ANTONIO -- A San Antonio lawyer is working to help save the lives of animals in the Alamo City in honor of her mother.

Michelle Maloney, of Marynell Maloney Law Firm, PLLC, matched $25,000 in donations made to San Antonio Pets Alive! after her mother Marynell left a bequest of that amount when she died.

Michelle joined the shelter's board and extended her match challenge. Supporters of SAPA! met the match ahead of the deadline thanks to the donations of the public.

San Antonio Pets Alive! has saved more than 30,000 animals since they opened in 2012.