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

 

 


Sign Up For Our TNR Classes!

SAFCC offers free Trap-Neuter Return classes to the public which 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.

To learn more about our TNR classes please click this link.

 


Have a Safe 4th of July Holiday

We wish our community a safe 4th of July holiday! We hope that everyone spends their holiday with their friends, family, and pets! If your four-legged family members fear fireworks, please make sure you are there to comfort them during what can be a stressful time. Make up for it by giving them lots of treats, attention and comfort.

 

Please also look out for your community cats and take some water outside for them to keep hydrated! The world is a better place when we look out for one another.

 


Spay and Neuter Updates

SAFCC is as concerned as everyone else about the lack of spay/neuter for outside cats right now. This is resulting in many more unwanted litters which will result in more cats and kittens’ suffering and acts of cruelty in our community.

Clinics in San Antonio, along with the rest of the country, are experiencing a shortage of vets and vet staff. There is nothing we can do about this other than to let our local politicians know there is a need for spay/neuter, and it matters to our communities.

We keep our website up to date and our site should be the only one trappers look at as there are errors on other websites. The only subsidy clinic ($20 fee) open right now is the Humane Society on Fredericksburg Rd. They accept 10 ferals per day but it is important to check our website for last minute changes. Please plan to get there early – as early as 5AM.

Until things improve, we encourage trappers to focus on females, especially those who are pregnant. Please do not be discouraged and continue to help us advocate for more spay/neuter resources for our community cats!

If you are not able to trap, call our Helpline and ask for a volunteer trapper to help you, then start a regular feeding schedule to make it easier to do TNR.

Feral Surgeries

The Humane Society will NOT have feral surgeries on the following dates:

  • July 1st
  • July 4th
  • July 6th
  • July 7th
  • July 14th
  • July 21st
  • July 28th

Brooks Spay/Neuter Clinic and the Humane Society will be doing feral surgeries by appointment only for those who reside in the following zip codes:

78201, 78202, 78203, 78204, 78207, 78210, 78211 78213, 78214, 78220, 78223, 78225, 78227, 78228, 78237, 78242. If you do not see an appointment available for a desired date and time, this means that the clinic is fully booked. Appointments are only opening up one month at a time until further notice. Visit www.sahumane.org for more information.


Overpopulation Side Effects

 

A side effect of overpopulation is animal cruelty. We have discovered and been informed about many kittens like this one, who is one of 3 kittens thrown out of a moving car. This was sadly witnessed by one of our fosters and sadly this kitten was the only survivor. This is another reason we need to continue to TNR.

No animal should have to suffer the harsh life of cruelty. If you are able to, we would appreciate any donations to our Cat Crisis Fund and for our website to be shared as an educational resource to TNR Bexar County. Donate and visit us online.

Please report any animal cruelty behavior you witness by dialing 311 or 210-207-6000 and visit the Animal Care Services page on our government’s website.


124 Cats Adopted in June!

Adopt A Cat Month helped us adopt out a total of 124 in June! We held 2 adoption events and adopted out 15 kittens total including some adult cats. Our other cats were adopted through our fosters. It is hard to control intake as we are getting so many requests right now. We want to encourage as many adoptions as possible, so if you or someone you know is interested in adopting a cat or kitten, please let them know about our local organization! We want every adoptable cat to be in a loving home and off the streets. Remember to educate your friends on TNR and stress the importance of adopting and not just shopping!

 

Out of State Adoptions

One of our kittens at our adoption event from June 25th, is making its way out of the state of Texas! This kitten’s adopter is coming from Missouri to welcome one of these kittens into their family!

Out-of-state adoptions are possible if families are able to come to our city to personally pick up these cats and kittens. SAFCC does not ship cats and all adoptions need to be handled in person.

Please see our Adoptions Page for more information.

 


Traps Still Available for Sale

We still have traps for sale for those who have completed our online class and are ready to start TNR. We are asking everyone to prioritize pregnant cats and females due to the shortage of spay/neuter slots for ferals in our city. We know that cats can get pregnant as young as 4 months. If you are feeding a female, she will get pregnant, so the sooner she is spayed the better. Regular sized traps sell for $85 and Big Boys for bigger cats sell for $105.

 

Green Traps for Sale

We also have green traps selling for $90 each!

These traps are the same size as our regular sized traps. Please contact us via email or call our Helpline at 210-877-9067 if you would like to purchase any of our traps.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you available on Tuesdays or Wednesdays?

We are needing some volunteers to come to the PetCo on 125 NW Loop 410 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. These volunteers make sure our cats are doing okay and have everything that they need to stay engaged and socialized, but also that they remain well fed and in a clean environment.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a volunteer form and someone will be in contact with you.


Google Reviews: 4.7 Stars!

We are now at 4.7 stars according to Google! Our small organization has gained a total of 118 reviews from the community and because of that, we are close to a 5-star rating! Everyone affiliated with SAFCC devotes so much time to helping cats all over Bexar County. These reviews reflect the hard work of our volunteers. From answering Helpline calls, educational endeavors, TNR training, trapping assistance, and fostering, we appreciate your recognition. We love knowing how we helped our community and community cats. Keep up the great work team SAFCC!!


Cat of the Month: Bianchina

Bianchina is a beautiful, reserved, 11-year-old lady with the biggest, most soulful eyes you've probably ever seen! She is looking for her perfect calm and quiet forever home to retire in. She came to us when her elderly owner's health began to fail to a point where he was no longer able to even bend down to feed her, give her water, or scoop her litter, so he decided it was best for her to find a new home, although he would miss her dearly. She likes to sleep on the bed and makes the cutest chirps when she wants attention.

She can be timid around new people and prefers to take things at her own pace, but once she gets to know you, she is highly affectionate and loves giving kisses and getting her head scratched. She also loves wet food and almost any kind of treat and she adores catnip-filled, soft toys! She is good with other cats as long as they aren't too active or dominant. She has a mild neurological condition that affects her mobility in her hind legs, and she has a hard time keeping up with more energetic kitties. She may need occasional steroid injections for pain, maybe once or twice a year, but normally the condition doesn't seem to bother her at all and just gives her a bit of a sashay when she walks. Since she is used to living with an older person, she would likely be overwhelmed by young children. A home with older or no kids is best. She has also never been around dogs but might be alright with a fellow quiet senior that is good with cats.

If you are interested in adopting Bianchina, please email us at: adoptions@sanantoinoferalcats.org

 

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