Our Community Cat Adoption Program needs your help!
Our CCAP group is in need of donations to help offset the rising cost of spay/neuter expenses and vet bills for sick kittens in our care. To date we have rescued over 600 friendly strays and kittens off the streets and are still in the midst of kitten season.
CCAP may be one of the smallest foster programs in the city, but we are making a huge impact! We are completely funded by donations and currently have 290 cats and kittens in foster care, who are in need of spay/neuter, vaccinations and medical treatment. Some of the kittens that come into our care are in bad shape, severely malnourished, requiring intensive care before they are "adoption-ready". Our fosters are miracle workers!
Pictured here is Donnie, who was found near an abandoned home. Donnie was so tiny and frail, plus not able to see, we were amazed he was still alive! But Donnie is a fighter and wanted to live. He will need to undergo eye surgery, an unexpected cost during an already financially draining kitten season, before he can go into his forever home.
If you'd like to help us provide the necessary care for kittens like Donnie, please click HERE and select a donation amount.
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SAFCC trapper team off to a good start
The 2019 SAFCC Trapper Team has a good start trapping and fixing 549 cats in the first Quarter of 2019! Our San Antonio Area Foundation grant will pay trappers to Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) 1,750 cats this year--so only 1,201 cats to go! This generous grant was funded to help feeders who are physically unable to trap.
For those who can trap, a few tips as warmer weather arrives:
- Please leave water in the trap all night before surgery. Chances are the cat is dehydrated.
- Recovery should be in a mild temperature (not freezing A/C or a hot garage).
- Do not leave traps on hot asphalt. The metal can absorb the heat and burn paws.
- Watch for ants - you may need to use a moat around food bowls, click HERE for a DIY tip.
- Please visit Alley Cat Allies' website for more summer weather tips.
Thank you to all the trappers out there who are helping to reduce the suffering of outside cats with TNR! If you can't trap but want to support our TNR efforts you can donate to our Trapper Team fund so that trapping can continue after our grant funds run out! Click HERE to donate!
Donate to our Amazon Wishlist
SAFCC's Feral Food Program is a small but growing service that we provide to colony caretakers who cannot afford to feed the fixed cats in their care. These individuals will sometimes forgo food for themselves so they can feed their colonies. Please consider a donation from our Amazon Wishlist to support our effort to help those who help community cats.
Warning about fatal kitten illness
If you trap or feed or are involved in fostering, please be aware of a recent fatal illness that seems to be affecting kittens in the Texas area - as far north as Dallas and south to Corpus Christi.
SAFCC, as well as ACS and SAPA, have experienced a rash of kittens suddenly falling ill and dying. The kittens can be eating and playing and then be dead two hours later, or they can go downhill slower, hunching over their food or water bowl without eating or drinking.
Our adoption/foster program volunteers implemented even more stringent quarantine procedures and have sterilized all areas where this happened. We wanted to share this information as we know many of you take in kittens off the street. Please do not expose any new cat to your pets as whatever this illness is, it is highly contagious. Older kittens have been affected as well.
Local shelters and vets are aware but are not sure what is causing this illness.
Cats of the month:
Meet our SAFCC cats of the month! Punoji (male Burmese) and Tiara (female Tux) are a beautiful bonded pair. Their original family had to move out of state for work last year and were left with different family members temporarily but were never picked up so SAFCC took them in to find them a permanent home.
We don't know if these two are siblings but they have been together since both were kittens. Punoji and Tiara are sweet, gentle, and quiet cats. They are good with adults, kids, other cats, and most dogs. It is so cute to hear them grumble at one another over the preferred food dish or the best sunny spot. If Tiara gets nervous and calls out, Punoji will rush to her side; he is such a gentleman. They are like an old married couple, just looking for a peaceful, quiet home to share with the right family. Adoption fee of $100 for the pair. Must be adopted together.
If you want to meet Punoji and Tiara, they are currently at our cat cubicles at the Petco on Bandera and 1604. Alternately, you can email their foster mom Kim HERE.
Stop by our adoption event and help get our fosters out the door!
Say hi to Toby! Toby is a sweet male cat in our foster program that was a victim of a vicious dog bite. Thanks to our Community Cat Adoption Program, Toby was taken off the dangerous streets, was allowed to heal, and is now ready for his forever home!
We have over 300 cats in the program and still get multiple calls to take in more cats everyday but our CCAP program cannot take in any more cats until we clear out our foster homes! Join us at our adoption event this weekend and adopt your new forever furry friend! When you adopt from SAFCC, you make it possible for our fosters to open up a spot to help other cats like Toby.
Sunday, June 2
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Petco, 125 NW Loop 410, SA, TX 78216
We are lowering adoption fees at this event only to help adopt out as many cats as possible.
Adoption fees will be lowered from $150 to 100, or you can adopt two for $85 each. CCAP
is an all-volunteer program that is completely funded by donations. If you can't adopt, please consider a donation HERE.
Help us continue to do this important work for our city! Please donate