History

2004

San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition (SAFCC) incorporated as a Texas nonprofit corporation in September 2004. SAFCC began its public educational campaign on National Feral Cat Day in October 2004 and has continued its outreach at numerous public events since then.

 

2005

SAFCC received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in September 2005. SAFCC’s first mass trapping project was in February/March 2005 when 22 cats were trapped and removed from a condemned trailer park in southeast San Antonio. In the summer of 2005, SAFCC began sending nine feral cats per week to the Gladys Harborth Animal Resource Center (GHARC) for neutering and vaccinations before return to their colonies. Since then, GHARC has increased our appointments to 30 per week and frequently accepts more.

 

2006

In January 2006, SAFCC held its first monthly workshop to teach TNR. 220 attended the workshops in 2006 and 224 in 11 months of 2007. In June of 2006, SAFCC became an adoption partner at PetSmart and has homed 111 cats and kittens to date. In December 2006, SAFCC conducted a mass-trapping project at a north-side apartment complex. 25 cats were trapped, neutered and vaccinated by the SNAP Mobile Vet Clinic, and returned. Also in December 2006, SAFCC entered into an agreement with the City of San Antonio Department of Animal Care Services and Purrfect Haven for a Pilot TNR Program of park cats at the Japanese Tea Gardens.

 

2007

During October 2007, SAFCC partnered with Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation for two mass trapping projects in the 78228 zip code following two block walks to distribute educational literature and information about low cost spay/neuter options. 61 feral/free-roaming cats were trapped, neutered at Hill Country Animal League (HCAL) in Boerne and returned. SAFCC has also placed 14 cats in barn or shelter environments because it was unsafe to return the cats to their colonies.