San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition
Rating: 5 stars 1 1 review
Po Box 692308 San Antonio TX 78269 USA
To end the overpopulation of cats in the san antonio area through public education, trap-neuter-return (tnr), and empowering the community to care for outside cats.
Tnr subsidy program - safcc subsidizes the spay/neuter fees so resident trappers can afford to get outside cats fixed. Safcc pays $20 for spays and $15 for neuters per cat. Safcc also pays the late-term pregnancy fee of $25 for any pregnant cat over 45 days gestation. A total of 2,654 cats have been subsidized through this program in 2014.
community outreach - the cornerstone of our community outreach program are the 2-hour tnr classes we teach free to the public 4 times a month. These classes educate about the problem of outside cats and the solution. Attendees are taught how to safely trap cats for spay/neuter and how to recover after surgery. All aspects of outside cat concerns are covered to include deterrents. We participate in events where we inform the public about our organization and what we do for the community; as well as talk with hoa's, apartment complexes, businesses, and government officials. Expenses for our community outreach program include handbooks that every tnr class attendee receives. Tnr class flyers that are distributed throughout the city, educational literature from alley cat allies, and equipment for the powerpoint presentations given in the class.
trap loan program - once volunteers have attended our tnr class, we have a free trap loan program where humane traps are loaned out with a returnable deposit. In 2014, safcc loaned out 1,192 traps and sold 84 traps.
the feral food program was established to help colony caretakers feed large numbers of outside cats. Requirements are that the cats are fixed, outside, and that purchasing food for them places a significant financial burden on the feeder. The program is funded by a single donor who gifts stock for this specific purpose. Two people discuss and approve who is accepted into this program. Updates are provided monthly and noted in the minutes.
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3 people found this review helpful
I learned about this organization soon after discovering 4 baby kittens no more than a month old whose mother, a very young and starving feral had apparently given birth to them under the shed. This discovery was 3 days after the loss of my precious dog named Sport who had lived with me for 14.5 years. I have to mention this because of losing him, I was given 4 kittens & momma to care about. The SAFCC invited me to attend a very informative, well planned & free workshop to learn how to trap-neuter-return (TNR) feral cats that they conduct at libraries on a regular basis.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the way other volunteers band together to trap-neuter-return feral cats at a local city park that resulted in over 120 cats being spayed or neutered! Now that's real teamwork!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
their dedication and spirit to end the senseless killing of cats that the citizens of this city had done in the past. The organization's founding members have worked diligently to create awareness of a proven solution to the overpopulation of feral cats.
Ways to make it better...
I had asked an experienced volunteer to assist me with the trapping. But as it turned out, I did it with the help of my husband and realized it wasn't so difficult after all!
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
not only continued financial funding but increased awareness in the public eye and the media to get the word out that the TNR method is the only solution to stop feral population. Another challenge is getting pet owners to spay or neuter their cats too.
One thing I'd also say is that...
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