Feral Community Cat Program (FCCP)

The Feral Community Cat Program (FCCP) is a new program geared towards reducing the population of unhoused cats in San Antonio. Community cats are defined as the unowned stray or feral cats who live outdoors in our neighborhoods. San Antonio citizens can humanely trap these cats and make an appointment to bring them to SNIPSA for a free spay/neuter, vaccines and ear notch. NOTE: An ear notch is a universal symbol for “trap, neuter, release”, aka TNR, and is REQUIRED. The cats can then be safely returned to the community 24 hours after surgery.

** An ear notch is a universal symbol for “trap, neuter, release”, aka TNR, and is REQUIRED.

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • The cat must reside in the city of San Antonio
  • The cat must live strictly outside
  • The cat has no owner (no collar, tags and/or microchip)
  • The cat appears to be healthy and is of healthy weight
  • The cat is at least 3 lbs
  • Each cat must be brought in a humane trap or secure carrier for everyone’s safety
  • If bringing multiple cats, please limit ONE cat per humane trap or secure carrier
  • All cats must be returned to their original colony after their 24-hour recovery period. Dumping cats is ILLEGAL!

Furthering Our Cause

By offering the FCCP program in conjunction with San Antonio Animal Care Services, we can help control the population of community cats in our neighborhoods. If left unaltered, community cats can reproduce at an alarming rate. The average cat has 1-8 kittens per litter and 2-3 litters per year. This means that a single pair of cats and kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years. The more cats we can “fix,” the fewer we have roaming the streets and entering our city shelters. To-date, we have sterilized about 26,500 cats and dogs at SNIPSA, and we don’t plan on stopping!