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San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To end the overpopulation of cats in the San Antonio area through rescue, Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), education, and empowering the community to care for outside cats.

Results: 2020 Data: 728 people trained to do TNR 852 traps loaned 5,824 Helpline calls providing assistance and advice 1,302 adoptions 308 cats helped with veterinary care 5,755 cats spayed or neutered via our Subsidy Program and Trapper Team

Target demographics: reduce the suffering and overpopulation of outside cats in the San Antonio area

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 6,000 outside cats.

Geographic areas served: animal welfare

Programs: Trap-Neuter-Return, free trap loans, Helpline advice and education, foster and adoption services, assistance with vet care and assistance with feeding colonies.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Super amazing, helpful group of people. I had been feeding two feral cats that I had previously neutered. A month ago, more started coming to be fed. Lots more. Overwhelmed and vastly outnumbered, I called on SAFCC for help. I have spoken with 4 different volunteers, who were all very knowledgeable and helpful. I also received free online training, and borrowed and purchased traps from the organization. Success is the best review - last week I trapped and spayed 5 pregnant females. I still have 3 or 4 more to go (still seeing new arrivals), but feel confident I will eventually have a stable group. I would give 10 stars if that were possible.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I help several cats in my back yard. DJ from SAFCC was a fantastic trapper. She helped me trap and get fixed about 11 cats. Thanks DJ

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with this charity in the past and know firsthand the results of its instruction. I carry cards with the group's information wherever I go and whenever I see someone at the store buying a basketful of cat food I inquire to see if they could use some TNR guidance. Community cats are well served by SAFCC.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first heard about the Feral Cat Coalition when one of my parents outdoor strays they fed was injured. I went to one of the TNR classes to learn where everything was explained clearly and honestly. I've been able to successfully trap and fix the outdoor cats we now currently care for. They no longer fight each other and now are the best of friends.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I feel very blessed with SAFCC. They have helped with tnr classes when I discovered a big cat problem in my neighborhood. A few years later after I worked with the neighborhood cats I found an injured cat that needed to be amputated. The veterinary bill was more $1000. A member of the association knew of my low income. They helped me pay most of the bill with a donation. Recently they have helped me enlist in the food program to help me feed the 24 cats in my neighborhood.I am beyond blessed with this association. They are here to help you when its needed.
Lourdes J.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

SAFCC is a fantastic VOLUNTEER organization! When the pandemic hit and I found a mother cat with newborn kittens who were sick, SAFCC was the only rescue willing to sponsor their care. Most of the other rescues in SA had their hands tied by bureaucracy because they work closely with the city-run shelter, which had not figured out how to handle new intakes before it shut down for COVID-19. But not SAFCC, they gladly accepted my little family into their program and, because they were overrun with pleas from people all over the city, they offered to sponsor me if I would foster them. I enjoyed the experience so much that I continued to foster long afterwards. I am still amazed by all this non-profit organization manages to accomplish for the city. SAFCC is made up of a relatively small group of passionate cat-loving advocates, all of whom are VOLUNTEERS, and most of whom still have full-time jobs! And yet, still their TNR trapper team manages to efficiently TNR hundreds, if not thousands, of cats across the city every year. Not only that, but their small group of dedicated fosters take in friendly strays and owner surrenders, and nurse them to health before helping them find new homes. In 2020 alone, they re-homed nearly 2,000 kittens/cats!!! And I have not even mentioned their Cat Crisis Fund..... Considering the fact they're funded completely through donations and grants, this is an absolutely astounding organization that provides an essential service to the city

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization! I have gone to feral coalition for help w/TNR’ing cats on several occasions. They are very knowledgeable, resourceful, and always come through! Awesome team :) I made personal contact with Sandy Guerrero, one of the volunteers. She deeply cares about the organization’s mission, ensured I had everything I needed, to include any traps & training. I cannot express enough how wonderful this group is & how much they are needed in San Antonio!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best cat rescue that I have worked with. They fully support you and help you with all your fosters needs. They care about the well being of every kitten or cat that comes their way and work tirelessly to ensure the rescue keeps running smoothly.

1 Wendy L.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with this place when i found a kitten that needed a forever home. This kitten had been found inside a car engine on a random street. He found a loving fur dad and is now happy as can be. I continue volunteering the best i can. Such a wonderful organization worth your support.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started out with this nonprofit by taking their FREE TNR course to help out with the feral population in my neighborhood. Thanks to this rescue's efforts, the city shelter has not euthanized a cat due to overpopulation in nearly a decade! I still do TNR, but I have also become a full time foster to help get the friendlies off the streets and into new homes. Without SAFCC, I never would have had the financial resources to do this on my own.

Melissa C.14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition helps the cats of San Antonio. They subsidize surgery for the public, adopt out friendly cats, teach people tnr, and educate on how others can help community cats.

Client Served

Rating: 5

SAFCC teaches a wonderful class on how to humanely and safely (for both the trapper and the cat) perform Trap-Neuter-Return. As a result of attending their class, I have been able to get dozens of cats sterilized and vaccinated for a reasonable price. The fact that they subsidize the cost of those services has saved me lots of money. Additionally, they have a help line that is available to answer questions, offer advice & counsel, as well as help strategize solutions for difficult situations. They are a wonderful organization. This is one charity that I know prudently uses my donations, down to the last penny.

Natasha R.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We were new to SA when we spent a holiday weekend at a lovely B&B and discovered they had a small colony of cats on site & a new mom with 4 kittens. Wanting to assist them with managing their furry farm family, we reached out to SAFCC for guidance and TNR training. What a wonderful team!! We got instance assistance and enthusiastic support. Thanks to SAFCC all cats were TNR'd and kittens adopted. The work they do is hugely appreciated!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We had 2 litters of kittens born in our back yard. Early on we reached out to organizations as to what the proper way was for doing the “RIGHT THING” for these 2 Mother’s and the 9 kittens between them. We were given wrong information from the start! We continued to contact other organizations and one of the very well known, was no help and the lady I spoke to was downright rude!! My husband I gave never owned cats of any kind. This was a new experience.
Finally a very nice lady put us in contact with DJ, a volunteer with the SA Feral Cat Coalition.
She was a Godsend for sure. She spent time in our home while waiting for the kittens and momma’s to take the bate.
We didn’t get all of them but did get 6 kittens and one momma!
She is a saint and so devoted to her mission.
Thank you DJ for the love you have in your heart for the welfare of cat. You are the best!
Thank you.
Mike and Glenda Callahan.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar