Special Adoption Event

1 day only at 1 adoption center only.

$25 off all adoptions.

PetSmart in Dove Creek Shopping Center 415 West Loop 1604. Saturday October 12th from noon until 3 pm.

 


Global Cat Day is October 16

On October 16, cat advocates around the world will celebrate cats on Global Cat Day! You can do your part too. This year, observe Global Cat Day by advocating to help make sure the cats in your community are protected with humane policies, adopt or foster a cat from your local shelter, carry out TNR, and much more! Check out the Global Cat Day website for more information.


Global Cat Day SAFCC T-shirt

We have partnered with Bonfire to create a t shirt with our 2019 theme for Global Cat Day – “TNR – When Adoption Is Not An Option”

This one-of-a-kind t-shirt with the San Antonio skyline is available in 3 different styles with a selection of colors. This fundraiser ends on October 17 so get yours now by clicking here: https://www.bonfire.com/global-cat-day-fundraiser-for-safcc/

Please share and forward this fundraiser to help San Antonio’s community cats!


SAFCC featured in Texas Dogs & Cats magazine

Look out for SAFCC featured in the October issue of Texas Dogs & Cats magazine. In the article, we discuss the kitten crisis in San Antonio. Kitten season is almost year-round in our city. This year alone, the phone calls into our Helpline almost doubled and almost all of the calls were about kittens! If you’d love to read the article, it will be available HERE starting October 1.



Successful mass trapping project thanks to spay/neuter partners!

We are very grateful to SpaySA for funding the spay/neuter of our mass trapping project on September 24. This project was not an easy job as residents at the selected apartment complex tore down informational flyers SAFCC volunteers had posted about the project and even threw mothballs on the ground to deter cats and prevent trapping! Unfortunately, our troubles were not over just yet. We received a call that SNAP’s mobile unit which was going to be used for the surgeries broke down and trappers would instead need to bring the trapped cats to the clinic the following day. Despite these hiccups, SAFCC trappers were successful in trapping and transporting 26 feral cats to the partnering SNAP Ingram Clinic and all surgeries went well. Thanks to SpaySA and SNAP, there are 26 cats that will not be reproducing in the 78220 zip code any more!


Trap Loan Volunteer needed in SW Area

Have you thought about volunteering?
This is a great opportunity to help those in your local area who are doing TNR!

Requirements:
– Have a car big enough to hold several traps.
– Have a garage or other storage area that can store up to 20 of our regular traps.
– Be able to submit monthly reports with trap loan data.

For more information to become a trap loaner, please contact Marte at 210-370-7370.


SAFCC talks black cat myths on Friday the 13th on SA Live!

Last month, on Friday the 13th, SAFCC had the opportunity to talk about black cats and the misleading superstition about them on KSAT’s SA Live. SAFCC President Sherry Derdak and our Adoption Program Director, Leah Belanger, brought two adorable black cats to the show to dispel the rumors about black cats and to talk about the city’s cat overpopulation problem. If you missed this episode, click HERE to watch the video!      


Cats of the month: Skittles

Meet Skittles! Skittles is a gorgeous red and white 5-year-old long-haired beauty. After her owner died, Skittles was facing the possibility of being put out on the streets, but a SAFCC foster stepped up to take in this special gal. Skittles had been declawed years ago during her spay surgery so she would never had been able to survive a life outdoors. Now this sweet girl is looking for her forever home.

If you are interested in learning more about Skittles, please email her foster mom Kim HERE.


Spotlight on our TNR class presenter volunteers

We would love to take this moment to give special thanks to our TNR class presenter volunteers (pictured here). Though SAFCC has helped rescue and adopt out many friendly cats and kittens, TNR is our mission. The important task of demonstrating to and informing the community about TNR and how it works to humanely reduce the outdoor cat population is made possible by our team of TNR class presenters. SAFCC offers 3-4 free classes a month in and around SA to show residents how to trap cats safely. Many thanks to all our volunteer presenters for their dedication to presenting these classes for the community. Their impact is huge: to date SAFCC has trained over 8.850 people on how to do TNR!


Perseverance pays off for patient trappers

This mom cat lived around a local medical area building and had eluded her feeder’s attempts to be trapped and fixed through at least two litters! Another SAFCC feeder/trapper asked if he could try one of our new Tomahawk drop traps to capture her. After a successful trial run in another colony, Joe set up the drop trap at an evening feeding. He spent a patient couple of hours while the mom cat just looked at the food under the drop trap. One of her teenagers from a previous litter enjoyed showing her how delicious the food was. Once the youngster cleared out, mom cat thought about it some more and finally went for it. Once she was under the trap enjoying the food, Joe dropped the trap. Mom cat wouldn’t go that easily; she refused to move to the transfer cage! It took two other people another half hour to coax her but thanks to perseverance, mom cat is spayed and recovered and has been returned. She can usually be found sitting peacefully in a tree by her building. Hooray for patience!


PetSmart funds received for adoption event


Thanks to our busy fosters rescuing, fostering and adopting out kittens through our 4 PetSmart stores, PetSmart Charities donated $3,000 to our Community Cat Adoption Program. This money will go a long way to support CCAP’s efforts to get cats off the streets and into good homes. Thank you to our fosters and thank you very much to PetSmart!


Free spay/neuter surgery for 300 community cats in 78247-78244-78239-78233-78232-78218-78217-78216

Thanks to the Petco Foundation grant, 300 community cats in these zip codes can receive free spay/neuter surgery. Cats must be brought in a covered trap to the Animal Defense League.  Proof of residency is required such as a driver’s license or bill. This grant began May 2019 and will continue until the end of the year or number is reached. Cats will also receive a rabies vaccination and ear-tip. 

Thank you to the Petco Foundation for this grant and recognizing the lifesaving work that we do! Not in Please check our website for any other special grants or clinic specials that you can take advantage of for spay/neuter surgery. Click HERE for the information. 


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