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.

Help organizations help the animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey 

Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc along the Texas Coast and multiple shelters have come together to help the many animals displaced by the terrible weather. If you'd like to help them help the animals affected by Hurricane Harvey, please consider a donation to any of the rescues listed below. Please mention SAFCC when you donate, so the organizations know how you heard of their efforts. Thank you!


To those that responded to our plea to donate traps, carriers, etc. to Miracle Mission K9 Rescue and Safe K9 Transporst, thank you! The organizations have stopped collecting carriers for the moment as they are regrouping and moving efforts to Beaumont. At this time, Deby Bailey who has been collecting carriers asks that "anyone who has items they would like to donate, to please take them to one of the local agencies that are collecting like items....Again, thank you so much for your giving spirit and everything you do to help every day."

If you can't donate, please share with friends and family members!
Cats and kittens in need in 78259

A helpline call came in on July 27 about a family of cats that were abandoned by the previous home-owner and were semi-friendly. No one was feeding them and no one wanted them there. The caller said there were 8-9 very thin kittens running into traffic. We sent an appeal to our members in 78259. Only 2 people responded - but that was enough. Tamera M. could not trap but could take in some of the kittens and Chris C. could trap. 

When they went to assess the situation, they counted 13 starving cats and kittens. The cats quickly entered the traps for food. Tamera took home 5 kittens. Most of the others have been TNR'ed. Chris hated putting them back when they "craved human contact." Chris goes back every morning before work and feeds them but cannot continue to do this. He has talked to neighbors up and down the street asking them to feed the cats, explaining about TNR, to no avail. Pictured here are some of the few that are adoptable. If you are in 78259 and can help with feeding or if you can give one or more of these cats a home or a chance as a back yard pet, Chris will happily get them for you. Please email info@sanantonioferalcats.org if you can help. 

Thanks so much to Tamara and Chris for their help! Great teamwork!

SAFCC hiring part-time Volunteer Coordinator                            
The San Antonio Area Foundation has generously awarded us a grant to hire a Volunteer Coordinator. We are an all-volunteer organization and having a paid Volunteer Coordinator will greatly enhance and strengthen our organization and capacity to help people help cats. 

View the job posting HERE. Deadline to apply is October 31.
SAFCC at UTSA volunteer fair                     
SAFCC had a great time at UTSA's Volunteer Fair! Our volunteers talked to over 50 people about our volunteer opportunities! Many students were interested in the 2-hr a week Petco cleaning! We were also able to hand out flyers and share knowledge of what SAFCC does in the community.

If you have an event where we can share about the work we do, please EMAIL us. If you'd like to know about our vounteer opportunities, click HERE
Give a SAFCC cat a forever home 

If you've been thinking of adding a furry addition to your family, please consider adopting a cat from SAFCC! When you adopt from our CCAP program, you help to get more cats and kittens off the street!

Even though our primary mission is TNR, our secondary mission is rescuing young kittens and friendly strays off the streets - as resources allow. It's difficult to leave young kittens defenseless by them selves when we trap mom. It's also difficult to return cats that clearly were someone's dumped or abandoned pet. Our adoption program is foster-based and our cats and kittens receive the best of care in preparation for their new home. Please visit our PetFinder page to see all our cats available for adoption.
CCAP fundraiser update 

Thank you so much to those that donated to our Community Cat Adoption Program fundraiser. We have exceeded our goal! This kitten season was a tough one as we were immediately overwhelmed with cats and kittens. As knowledge of our work with community cats expands, so to do the requests for help taking in cats.  Our Community Cat Adoption Program relies solely on donations to rescue cats/kittens and pay for all of their care, including: food and medical expenses such as spay/neuter and vaccines. To all of those who donated and shared, thank you! Your support has helped us continue to provide for our rescued cats and kittens!
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 September 21 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!
Join iGive and SAFCC will earn $5

iGive is offering its chariites a $5 New Member Bonus! Join by 9/30, install the iGive Button, and keep it through 10/31 to earn a $5 bonus for San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition. iGive allows people to support causes they care about with online shopping. Join now - it's free!
Upcoming events

Sep 30 (Sat)- Fundraiser/Book-Signing
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Location: San Antonio Cat Cafe , 10458 Sentinel, SA TX 78217
Join us at the San Antonio Cat Cafe with Katrina Manning, the author of The Marmalade Series, inspired by her 10-year old cat, Marmalade. We will feature SAFCC adoptable cats. 

Oct 7 (Sat) Bark in the Park 
Time:2 - 7 PM
Location:Sunken Garden Theatre, 3875 N St. Mary's Street, SA, TX 78212)
Join us and community partners for the 3rd annual Thomas J. Henry Bark in the Park
 (Pet Costume Contest and Expo). This is fun, family-friendly event that includes a Kid's Zone, Adoption Dive, and of course, the main event the Howl-o-Ween Pet Costume Contest. SAFCC will be there so stop by and say hi!

Oct 16 is National Feral Cat Day! Look for info coming soon about our NFCD Volunteer Appreciation luncheon, spay/neuter specials and start thinking of who you can nominate for our NFCD recognition awards! 

Please EMAIL us if you're interested in staffing a table at any of our events. 
Clinic closures

No surgeries at the following locations. Please share with anyone that you know that traps and uses these locations: 

Humane Society Sept 21 (Thur) and Sept 22 (Fri) 

Brooks Spay & Neuter Clinic Sept 23 (Sat)  

For up-to-date information on closures, grant specials and other clinic info, check out our clinic page online HERE
July Cat Stats:

$4,215

subsidized 194 spay/neuter surgeries at Animal Defense League, SA Humane Society & Brooks S/N Clinic
294
requests for help received via our helpline and email
56
people were trained to safely trap through our free TNR classes
46 friendly cats and kittens were taken off the streets and placed for adoption
$1,393

paid from our Cat Crisis Fund to help sick or injured outdoor cats
66
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
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