Mission: 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.
Programs: 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.