Our vision is to have a community where no kittens are born wild on the street, no cat  capable of living in a home is lacking one, and no feral cats are wanting for food, water,  and appropriate care and concern.

      Thank you for another great year and Happy New Year!

This past year has been another successful one thanks to you, our faithful volunteers and supporters! As we look forward to 2018, we hope you will continue join us in doing all we can     to help community cats! 
Allstate Foundation Grant

Thank you to Allstate Employee and SAFCC volunteer and board member Lorraine Cantu for being a positive force for change in our community. Lorraine gave her time and enabled SAFCC to receive an Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant which will go toward our Community Cat Adoption Program. The Allstate Foundation supports the causes that Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and employees care about most by providing Helping Hands in the Community grants to nonprofits where they volunteer their time to bring out the good in their communities.

Thank you Allstate and Lorraine!
TNR class help needed in 2018

Our free TNR classes are the foundation of our organization's mission and an important part of the TNR success in San Antonio and the surrounding area. Our group of class volunteers has dwindled and we have a serious need for more volunteers! It is such a help to the class presenter when we have a few helping hands.

  • Volunteer assistance involves helping set up the room (arrange chairs, etc.), welcome people, hand out sign-up sheets, collect completed sign-ups, sell T-shirts (if available), help put the room back to normal (stack chairs, etc.) and thank people for attending.
  • Data entry - you must have your own laptop with Excel software loaded. Using the file provided, you transfer the information from the sign-up sheets into an Excel spreadsheet. 

Sign up to help at just one class or many classes - whatever your busy life can manage. Every job and every volunteer is an important cog in this amazing TNR wheel! The presenters run the class and the work of the volunteer helpers is not hard but very rewarding. SAFCC runs three or four free classes per month with the occasional "special" when requests are received. These classes are open to the public and are scheduled at various locations around San Antonio and beyond. Please view our upcoming 2018 class schedule HERE and email Jenny Burgess at executivedirector@sanantonioferalcats.org to sign up! 

Thank you!
Upcoming clinic closures

Please take note of these clinic operating and closure dates for feral surgeries: 

San Antonio Humane Society
  • In January, feral surgeries will be done at the Fredricksburg location Monday through Friday, starting January 4.
  • There will be no surgeries at this location January 1 through 3.
  • In February, surgeries will be done Monday through Friday. 
Brooks Spay/Neuter Clinic
  • No surgeries on January 1 and 2.
  • In January, Brooks will be doing surgeries Tuesday through Saturday.
  • In February, surgeries will be done Tuesday through Saturday except for Fridays and except for Saturday Feb 24. 
  • Brooks will be closed on Fridays in February.
Please share with other trappers you know may use these clinics. View clinic schedules on our website HERE.
Thank you, Emily!

Emily Sutter is retiring from the SAFCC Helpline after 7 years as a volunteer! Emily was always first to submit her Helpline data and her reports are the example used for training.

Emily, thank you so much for your years of dedicated service to our cause! You will be missed! 

This opens up a spot on our Helpline so if you are interested, please EMAIL our Volunteer Coordinator for more information. A description of the volunteer position is available HERE.
Experienced trappers wanted

As the number of trapping requests increase, so has our need for experienced trappers. We are recruiting trappers to join our Trapper Team for the upcoming year. Our Trapper Team Grant starts on January 1 so apply now! We especially need trappers in the southern parts of San Antonio. 

Trappers are paid $20 per cat which includes trapping, transport to and from clinic, recovery and return. If the cat has complications, you will need to seek appropriate care - paid for by SAFCC. You should be a veteran trapper and must trap according to SAFCC trapping procedures for this job. If you feel comfortable trapping in locations throughout the city, have a place to recover cats, and would like to make $20 per cat, email HERE.
SAFCC is looking for Petco volunteers

Our Petco cat habitat locations are a major reason we are able to rescue kittens off the streets and save hundreds of lives! The cat habitats provide a great opportunity to find families for our cats and also alleviate the strain from our cat fosters. We can only continue to save cats if we have volunteers that can feed and provide a clean environment. As a volunteer, your responsibility is to keep the habitats clean and feed the cats. Volunteers dedicate 1-2 hours one day a week to clean and play with the cats. Petco provides the space, SAFCC provides the training and supplies, and volunteers do all the cleaning and care of the cats while they are there.  

We currently need volunteers at our 410/San Pedro and Austin Highway location. If you live or work near these stores and you're interested in becoming part of the team, please contact  Hope Soliz at (210) 601-9830 or hsoliz67@gmail.com . Thank you!
Poppy is looking for her forever home! 

Poppy is a young adult black and white female tuxedo cat.  Her personality is social, affectionate, and playful.  She is full grown, but is petite and the size of a 7 month old kitten. You will love petting her shiny black coat of fur. Chasing after balls and batting at fish pole toys make her happy. She gets along with other cats. Poppy will come up to you and rub on your legs or jump in your lap to beg for petting. Your reward will be hearing her purr. Poppy is currently being fostered in a home. Her foster mom thinks she will do well in a home both with or without children. This low maintenance girl is ready to bring joy to her adoptive family. Poppy is spayed, vaccinated, negative for feline aids and leukemia, and is micro chipped. Interested in Poppy? Email directly or call Susan, 210-803-9334, susanschmahlenberger@msn.com Adoption application available HERE.
Third Thursday at California Pizza Kitchen

Celebrating a birthday? Need to cater a holiday work luncheon? Or just need to re-fuel while holiday shopping?  Present this FLYER when you dine in/take-out/cater on January 18 and 20% of your bill will be donated to SAFCC. 

With two convenient locations select whichever location is most convenient for you.  California Pizza Kitchen (Huebner Oaks) or California Pizza Kitchen (Quarry)

This fundraiser occurs every Third Thursday at both California Pizza Kitchen locations. Enjoy a healthy meal while helping our community cats!
November Cat Stats:


subsidized 180 spay/neuter surgeries at Animal Defense League, SA Humane Society & Brooks Spay/Neuter Clinic
requests for help received via our helpline and email
people were trained to safely trap through our free TNR classes
65 friendly cats and kittens were taken off the streets and placed for adoption

paid from our Cat Crisis Fund to help two sick or injured outdoor cats
traps were lent out to residents for TNR

Help us continue to do this important work for our city, please DONATE!
Helpful Links:

San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition | (210) 877-9067 | info@sanantonioferalcats.org   sanantonioferalcats.org