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.

Save the date for #BigGive2019 

The Big Give SA is on March 28, 2019, and is going on its sixth year! We are participating as we have all the previous years and are excited! The Big Give has become our largest fundraiser and the funds received from this event impact our work with community cats in a meaningful way. 

This year our organization has moved from the small-size category to the medium-size organization category. This move means we--an all-volunteer group--now compete for funds with larger, fully-staffed and better-funded organizations. We are up for the challenge but our success in bringing in dollars depends on you, our friends, volunteers and supporters! 

Please share the news with your family and friends to GIVE BIG to the San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition on March 28 on our Big Give page HERE. Stay tuned for more info!
Big thanks to Mr. Guerrero

SAFCC would love to give a long-overdue "Thank you" to Mr. Guerrero, dad to SAFCC volunteer Sandra Guerrero. Mr. Guerrero kindly fixed and welded some of our TNR traps that were bent and broken but still in otherwise good shape. Mr. Guerrero has fixed 30- 35 traps and counting! Normally, these beat-up traps would need to be discarded but now they can still be put to use. Each trap saved SAFCC $65 and a lot of headaches! Thank you, Mr. Guerrero!
Donate while you shop with iGive

Help San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition with free donations whenever you shop online with iGive.com

Right now, iGive is giving out bonus donations! New members who join by 2/23 can get an extra $3 donation for San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition. There are over 2,000 socially-responsible stores helping to make donations happen. We hope you'll give it a try. To learn more or sign up now, use this link HERE.  
Petsmart food donations for SAFCC

Thanks to the Petsmart team at 1604 and Culebra and the many customers that stopped by one of our adoption events last month to donate cat food. While we didn't have any adoptions that day, we had warm fuzzies thanks to these donated goods. 

These items will go a long way to helping feed all the cats and kittens in our Community Cat Adoption Program. Our CCAP is run by all volunteers and is funded by donations and fundraisers. Thank you! 
Travelers awards SAFCC $1000 matching grant  

The Travelers Community Connections Matching Gifts Program has sent a matching gift in the amount of $1000 to SAFCC. Special thanks to Board Member and volunteer, Megan Carr for this grant. 

Donations by Travelers employees like Megan to eligible 501(c)3 organizations like SAFCC are matched dollar for dollar, starting at $50 and up to $500 per employee per calendar. SAFCC received $500 for Megan's volunteer hours and the remaining $500 for the matching gifts program. We are so grateful to Megan and to businesses like Travelers that recognize the hard work their employees do with community organizations. Thank you! Check with your company to see if they offer a matching gift!
Holiday clinic closures 

Please take notice of the following clinic closure dates:
Animal Defense League
Due to construction, feral surgeries are suspended from now until February 20. 
Animal Care Services
No surgeries on February 8.
For more information on clinic dates and times, visit our website HERE .
Many thanks to Uniquely Yours Resale! 

Our partnership with Uniquely Yours Resale has come to an end due to the shop closing. SAFCC started consigning with them in November 2012 and it's been a great partnership. 

In the past six years, our Community Cat Adoption Program has made $3,791.04 through Uniquely Yours Resale! Many thanks to everyone who donated items to "consignment for cats!"
Volunteer opportunities with SAFCC

Is volunteering a New Year's resolution of yours? Or maybe you just want to help an organization whose cause is important to you? If so, then volunteer with SAFCC! Here are our  most urgent volunteer needs at this time: 

Helpline - Are you a stay-at-home parent, working part-time, or retired? Then you can be a Helpline volunteer and work from home! Our Helpline is dedicated to helping people with outside cat problems, questions or issues. Volunteers work half-day shifts returning calls from messages left and provide advice and resources to callers. We provide training and a cell phone if needed. This is our priority for volunteer needs this year!

Community Outreach - Advocacy is a big part of our mission. We are often invited to speak at HOA meetings or need to explain TNR to apartment managers. Tabling at public events helps spread the word about TNR and how SAFCC can help. We need people to speak at these events as a community cat advocate! Are you a people-person or do you like to talk to groups? If so, we could use you on our Community Outreach Team!

If you're interested in these or other volunteer opportunities, fill out this volunteer form HERE and we will contact you! All volunteers must attend a TNR class.
Fiesta Medal coming soon

Check out this image proof and get a sneak peek of our upcoming Fiesta Medal! This will be our second medal and we are hoping to get a colorful, fun and very Fiesta-like souvenir available for all our supporters to purchase. 

Our medal will be available at the Fiesta Store located at 2611 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78215. Their hours of operation are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m, Monday through Saturday. We will also have them available at our upcoming adoption and community events. Stay tuned to see when the medals will become available for purchase. All our fiesta medal proceeds will benefit our Community Cat Adoption program. 
More Amazon Wishlist donations

We received some more goodies from our Amazon Wishlist this week. Thanks to our unknown benefactor for this latest Amazon wishlist delivery of two litter boxes, some easy-feeders, and Gerber's baby food for transitioning young kittens from bottle to gruel. 

Our adoption/foster team operates solely on donations to care for the friendly cats and kittens in our care. If you would like to make a donation from our wishlist, click the link HERE
Tax Season

It's Tax Time Again! San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition will be issuing letters of support for SAFCC volunteers who have incurred expenses for your volunteer efforts. Bring your receipts totaling more than $250 with you to: 

Location: 11411 Rendezvous, SA TX 78216 
Dates: Saturday March 9 and April 13
Time: 10 am - 12 noon 

Expenses include: foster care, veterinary care, colony food, purchase of traps and other equipment, mileage, trapper fees paid to clinics, etc. If you have any questions, email Monica HERE.
Help us continue to do this important work for our city! Please donate  HERE .
Helpful Links:

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