We are not a shelter. We are all volunteers who work out of our homes.

 

 

 

Sign Up For Our TNR Classes!

SAFCC offers free TNR classes. These classes are available on-line. Learn how you can help outdoor community cats using the ONLY method that works! By attending one class, you will learn the basics about the TNR process; how to safely and humanely manage and reduce the outdoor cat population numbers; low-cost spay/neuter options; free trap loan resources; after-surgery recovery protocols; and how to help solve cat nuisance problems.

On-line TNR Class:
The on-line class can be viewed on a computer (recommended) or a phone at any time. After you submit the form, an email will be sent to you. To receive instructions for watching the on-line class, please fill out this on-line form HERE.

 


February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

Read more about it here.


New Spay/Neuter Clinic

The cat’s out of the bag! San Antonio has a new clinic available for Spay/Neuter surgeries starting February 1st, 2023! Spay Neuter Network is doing spay/neuter surgeries for $71 for females and $61 for males. This includes surgery, rabies shot, and ear-tip. Additional services will have additional costs. Spay Neuter Network will provide 6 surgeries Tuesday through Friday for ferals with a 2 cat per person limit, first come, first served. Pets are by appointment with a $20 deposit that is applied to the bill.

Last week our team gathered 40 feral cats for the clinic’s soft opening and all cats received their spay/neuter surgeries. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to start 2023.

This clinic gives trappers more opportunities to fill those spay/neuter surgery slots! If you are interested in visiting Spay Neuter Network, please call ahead or visit their website here.

Address: 210 Tuleta Dr #3, San Antonio, TX 78212

Phone number: (972) 472-3500


More Updates


 

We welcome change in the new year, but sometimes it is hard to say goodbye. We appreciate all of you who have taken cats and kittens to San Antonio Humane Society’s Brooks location and used Amazon Smile for your online shopping. The Humane Society will still do spay/neuter surgeries at their Fredericksburg Rd location and we will continue to send cats and kittens for their surgeries there.

Amazon Smile released an email to all charities stating that Amazon Smile will wind down by February 20, 2023. You can still use Amazon Smile between now and then to help charities in any way possible. Those of you who used Amazon Smile, we want to say thank you for your online shopping. Each sale earned us an extra 0.5% which totaled to $2,807 in 2022! We couldn’t do what we do without all the help we get. While this was sad and sudden news, it gives us the opportunity to find new ways to help our cats.

Thank you so much to the San Antonio Humane Society’s Brooks location and to Amazon Smile for your partnerships and the help you provided to our organization!


Bissell Grant

Last year we participated in Bissell’s Clear The Shelters Event that took place the first week in October. We received a $120.00 check for our participation and adopting out 6 of our cats that week!

Our participation contributed to the 8,800 adoptions that happened that week, and the 56,500 pets that were adopted in 2022 alone.

We are a proud partner of the Bissell Pet Foundation and we look forward to our continued partnership in 2023!


TNR Explained

We have some entertainment for you with this newsletter! Entertaining, but also very educational and timely for Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. Jackson Galaxy is widely known in the cat community and this video is his explanation on what TNR is and why this is the most effective and humane method to stop the overpopulation of community cats. Click the image below to watch the video!

Want to see more? You may remember the show, Dirty Jobs, and there is an episode of Mike Rowe visiting a veterinary clinic to treat some feral cats as they prepare for their spay/neuter surgeries. So many people still do not know about TNR and we need to change that. TNR helps stop so much needless suffering and these veterinarians walk Mike Rowe and viewers on how these cats are prepped for their surgeries. Grab a snack and watch these videos to inspire you for February!

 


 

Volunteer Opportunities

Ready to visit our cats and kittens at our Petco and Petsmart locations? We need volunteers to tend to our adoptable cats as they patiently wait for their families to adopt them!

This involves cleaning litter boxes, refilling on fresh food and water, ensuring kennels are clean and filled with beds and toys. Our cats and kittens would really appreciate it!

If you are interested in the volunteer job above, please fill out a volunteer application.


Google Reviews: 4.7 Stars!

4.7 out of 5 stars on Google brings us a little closer to a 5 Star Rating! Our small organization now has 153 reviews and everyone affiliated with SAFCC devotes so much time to helping cats all over Bexar County. From answering Helpline calls, educational endeavors, TNR training, trapping assistance, and fostering, we appreciate your support! Leave a Google Review here. No Google email is necessary to review us! Keep up the great work in 2023 team SAFCC!


Cat of the Month: Lollipop



ο»ΏLollipop is a special little lady who loves to be with people. She loves to be held and snuggled and can usually be found in someone's arms or in a lap. She gets along with other cats and dogs and is great with children. She will celebrate her first birthday in April and is very small, calm, and laid back for a kitten. Her birth defect, Pectus Excavatum, caused a malformation of her sternum. This condition limited growth of her heart and lungs in her first 3 monnths of life, leaving Lollipop less energetic than her siblings.

Once the condition was diagnosed, we scheduled immediate corrective surgery to reshape her ribcage to allow her organs the space they need to grow. The surgery was successful and we are hopeful that Lollipop will now be able to live a normal and full life, even if she stays petite and less energetic than most cats. She is looking for a peaceful home with a family that will give her lots of love. She is already spayed, vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped, flea-free, and tested negative for FIV/FeLV.

Apply to meet and adopt Lollipop here.

 

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