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.

Our Community Cat Adoption Program is in crisis mode!
 

It's summer and the 'HEAT IS ON' literally and figuratively. The San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition's Community Cat Adoption Program is overflowing with kittens. We have had to close our intake and go into fundraising mode to have enough money for their vetting/food/unplanned illness etc. This means we cannot save anymore cats and kittens until we raise funds to take care of the ones we have.  

Please consider donating now to help! Click HERE to visit our fundraising page. Thank you!


Help us during this kitten season and shop for a cause

Though TNR is our mission, the San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition works to get as many friendly strays and young kittens off the streets as possible. It's the height of kitten season and our Community Cat Adoption Program could use all the help it can get for the current cats and kittens in our care.  

Please consider supporting our Macy's Charity Challenge by donating just $5 or more for an exclusive Macy's saving pass and shop for a cause--our cause! Click HERE to donate and your savings pass will be mailed to you, it's that easy! The Charity Challenge begins July 11 and ends on August 9.

Happy shopping and thank you for your support!
SAFCC receives matching grant from Community Cats Podcast

Last month, SAFCC received $1,000 for our TNR program from the Community Cat Podcast. The Community Cat Grants are given out to 501c3 organizations to help with spay/neuter programs. In order to receive funds all groups must spay/neuter before adoption, not test TNR'd cats for FIV/Felv and share live release rates.

This grant is a matching grant opportunity and we were able to make the match through our Fiesta Medal fundraising. Thanks again to all of those who purchased a medal!
Amazing generosity helps us continue our TNR work 

We would like to thank Sue and Bob Gilliam for a $20,000 donation toward our TNR program made possible by a trust from Michael Dudte. The trust was funded by his sister, Mary Dudte Williams who passed away in 2007 and was an executive secretary with Luby's Cafeteria. 

Mr Gilliam was the trustee for Mr Dudte and he and his wife, Sue, attended our TNR Class and fixed their colony which has gradually decreased in numbers. SAFCC will be using this very generous donation to TNR cats that are fed by the elderly and disabled and do not have anyone else to trap them. Thanks again to the Gilliams for doing their own TNR and for helping our community continue this important work!

Brooks Clinic July Special:
1/2 price trapper fee - $10!

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 
Capacity: 10 cats per day 
Check in time: 7:15 am ** 
Pick up time: 4-5 pm (they will tell you)

Check out our other grants and specials HEREThank you Dr Hawkins, and Staff!

 ** If the parking lot is full, they will allow drop off inside so you can go park. 
Urgent - Temporary Fosters Needed! 

Do you have two or three weeks to give a cat (or two) a much needed break from cubicle life? Our respite foster is on vacation and all of our regular fosters are maxed out. If you might be able to help, please contact Lorraine or Barbara below. We will provide food and litter. This need is urgent!  

Barbara Bj4cats@gmail.com (256) 201-0338  

Lorraine Crazykattlady67@gmail.com (210) 471-8462

Can't take in a cat but still want to help? Please consider donating to our Amazon Wishlist. Our CCAP program is funded completely by donations so we appreciate any donation.  Thank you!
Fireworks, the fourth and felines! 

More pets get lost on July 4th than any other day of the year. Keep your cat safe this Independence Day with these seven tips. 

  1. Be sure your cat is wearing an up-to-date and visible ID tag on her collar at all times.
  2. Take a current photo of your cat, just in case.
  3. Give your cat a good play session before people come over for any celebrations. 
  4. Ask guests to keep an eye out for your cat, to be sure she doesn't escape. 
  5. Keep charcoal, fireworks, sparklers and glow sticks far from curious cats.
  6. Put your cat in a safe, escape-proof room during parties and fireworks.
  7. If your cat is afraid of loud noises, leave gentle music playing to cover the fireworks.  
View the flyer HERE.
Success Tails! 

Elizabeth took our TNR class and has been diligently trapping and fixing her colony for years, although the female having all the kittens had thus far eluded her. Well, good news! Elizabeth finally caught her Fertile Myrtle! Here's the trapping success story as well as pics of Fertile Myrtle and her adult children who complete her little colony: Sara Lee, Little Debbie, Betty Crocker, and Duncan Hines.

"I caught Fertile Myrtle (my Moby Dick), who I've been trying to catch for nearly 4 years now, and got her fixed....Now Myrtle's colony is 100% neutered, her and all her offspring. Over the past 4 years I've tried regular trapping at all hours of the day, big boy traps, drop traps, nets, all kinds of foods, anything I could think of with no success. When she sees or hears a trap, she heads for the hills. What finally did it was that I left 2 of my traps where I feed (which is risky, but they were well hidden and I was desperate) and held them open with a bungie cords. The cats HAD to go in to eat. I think Myrtle boycotted for a few days but eventually got too hungry. I went extremely early two Thursdays ago and put in the food and removed the bungie cords. She was pregnant and very hungry and finally gave in.

I cried tears of joy when I saw her. She has provided me with at least 20 kittens to neuter over the past 4 years. I've caught every last one except for her, until two weeks ago. Victory! She glares at me every time she sees me. I remind her that she won't hate me forever."

Great job, Elizabeth!
SpaySA- a source for education and assistance 

SpaySA currently provides prevention of pet overpopulation with education through their Pet Helpline and funding through their Voucher Program. 

The SpaySA Pet Helpline (Pet Help SA for short), is the first call line in San Antonio dedicated solely to the welfare of dogs and cats by providing residents with answers to pet inquiries and up to date information on services in the city. Have a question? Contact them by phone at 210-351-7729 (210-351-SPAY) or via email at info@spaysa.org. The SpaySA Voucher Program surgeries are done at two Texas Veterinary Hospitals. The vouchers will be available to low-income residents of San Antonio and Bexar County with an emphasis on non-targeted zip codes that are not part of the current city contracted subsidized surgeries list for performing low-cost spay/neuter clinics.
Support us every Third Thursday at California Pizza Kitchen 

Celebrating a Birthday? Having a lunch meeting? Or just need to re-fuel while shopping....  Present this FLYER when you dine in or take-out on July 20 and 20% of your bill will be donated to SAFCC. 

With two convenient locations, which one is closer to 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 stay healthy!
May Cat Stats:

$3,305

subsidized 158 spay/neuter surgeries at Animal Defense League, SA Humane Society & Brooks S/N Clinic
376
requests for help received via our helpline and email
54
people were trained to safely trap through our free TNR classes
30 friendly cats and kittens were taken off the streets and placed for adoption
$1,007

paid from our Cat Crisis Fund to help sick or injured outdoor cats.

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
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