Stray cat Adoptions of texas
Handsome, an elusive and striking cat, has patchwork tabby markings on his mostly white coat. He was abandoned in a dirty carrier at City of San Antonio Animal Care Services (ACS) without a word from his person as to why. The staff of ACS brought him to the adoption floor, where they assumed he’d be adopted immediately, since he’s so gorgeous. But Handsome made it clear that he wasn’t interested in being a snuggly house cat.
At many municipal shelters, harder-to-adopt-out cats can face an uncertain future, but Handsome’s fate was secure because of a progressive partnership with Best Friends. With the help of compassionate animal control officers, Handsome would not become a sad statistic, but instead a shining reminder of the lifesaving work being done on behalf of community (unsocial or feral) cats in San Antonio, Texas.
All-in for feral felines
Thanks to the San Antonio Community Cats Project, a collaboration between Best Friends Animal Society and PetSmart Charities®, the majority of community cats in the area are bypassing shelter cages. The program brings together Best Friends, City of San Antonio Animal Care Services, San Antonio Humane Society, and the San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition to trap, neuter and return (TNR) the community’s cats.
When the program began in 2012, the save rate (the percentage of animals who enter a shelter and are not killed) for cats at ACS was 35.5 percent, with the vast majority of cats who entered the shelter dying there. By March of 2014, two years into the partnership, the save rate reached nearly 80 percent, and it’s still climbing.
In the service of good for San Antonio's cats
To assist San Antonio’s cats, Best Friends hires and pays the salary of an expert community cat coordinator. The coordinator’s days are filled with making sure the TNR program is running smoothly by working closely with animal control officers, the folks on the frontlines. The officers of ACS come from a variety of companion animal career backgrounds and they make it clear they are in it for the animals.
Officer Liz Martinez loves helping the underserved. When a woman noticed that a cat in her neighborhood was being picked on by other cats, she called ACS. Liz came out and picked up the cat (named Kitty), had her spayed and vaccinated, and then returned her to the place where she’d been picked up. Later, she followed up and learned that Kitty was now best friends with the woman’s dog and living in safety with her new family.
While Kitty is not exactly a lap cat, she has the run of the house — inside and out. “The woman has so much joy with these animals; it makes me so happy, ” says Liz. “TNR impacts pets and people.”
Cats on campus
ACS also cares for a community cat colony near its offices on State Highway 51. Handsome lives there now among a dozen other community cats, doted on by the officers. “People constantly come into the shelter to report ‘loose’ cats, ” says Liz. “That’s when we have an opportunity to educate the public about TNR, community cats and the work we do.”
“Best Friends is thrilled with the work being done via the San Antonio Community Cats Project, ” says Shelly Kotter, Best Friends community cat program manager. “They are doing great work with the resources we’ve supplied and enhancing the city’s ability to Save Them All.”who medical equipment what project is stitch how many development banks are there in india how design awards how many engineering degrees are there how many technology companies in the world where to find system preferences on mac who london video how much teaching should a hlta do how far can technology go where to solve programming problems where's device management on iphone which manager has the most premier league titles where is fresh product from how to develop economic development where technology comes from what's road map why solution is a homogeneous mixture where business logic in mvc pattern how much business analyst make why entrepreneurs are important what tech companies are laying off how much product to use in curly hair who solution provider what is prod date from where boat products manufactured which development was a consequence of the quiz show scandal why teaching vocabulary is important how far london to ireland what company has the most employees when london was capital of america what product to use for curly hair where to equip ashes of war from where was solar system originated whose project is the metro manila subway what product results from this reaction how often co wash where design criteria which design pattern to use which project are you choosing in french how product managers prioritize features why technology favors tyranny how london bridge fell whose teaching is in support of education for all where to print business cards what manufacturer makes lexus how technology has impacted society how far into the future does a solution roadmap forecast how many products does 3m make how products are passed on hand to the customer where to set up signature in outlook where to equip skydive emotes which entrepreneur is not intended in innovative how many solution are there to this nonlinear system how product and engineering work together how many design styles are there how product managers prioritize features where are workers going who products list where to teach english abroad how much project managers make why manager role where science fails which device performs the function of determining where to study entrepreneurship in south africa how products branded whose project is manila international airport how manufacture cement why engineering is a bad career where to find solutions for textbooks how many products does amazon have which london airport and terminal tool why entrepreneurs don't have girlfriends where to meet entrepreneurs which project management software is best which business makes the most money how london became the center of the world when london was founded how much starting gold dnd 5e where to build science nexus system whose transfer function where to move from london when device is in vr reduce flicker who solution definition how manufacturing rubber where is solution explorer in visual studio where to project singing voice when engineering day is celebrated whose science is it essay which manufacturer of losartan is recalled how much manager salary how much system unit how much manager's check bdo who road map which device is i'm a window an example of how much start up capital is required how much design business card where technological advancements roadmap when can you meet indoors how far phone from apple watch how creative solutions where to startup programs where london bridge is located what workers want how much product to use in hair how start up your own business why design thinking who system thinking where is made in manufactured why london is better than new york how many design patterns are there in c# which london pass is best what solution is used for sclerotherapy how many startups registered in india where to produce the symbol of the king when entrepreneurship started how much project pat worth how many product managers