San Saba County Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight
April 11, 2022
In 2012, a group of concerned citizens formed San Saba County Friends of Animals (SSCFOA), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help lost, abandoned, neglected and abused animals in San Saba County. With just a small city shelter in San Saba (for dogs only) and no shelter at all out in the county, the need is great. SSCFOA operates a foster-based rescue and adoption program for homeless dogs and cats and helps reunite lost pets with their families. The group also runs a trap/neuter/return program for community cats (TNR) and offers a low-cost spay/neuter assistance program for family pets (SNAP). These two programs are aimed at reducing the animal overpopulation problem in our county. Interesting fact – one female cat and her mate, plus their offspring, can produce as many as 370,000 additional cats over seven years. That’s a lot of cats! Through TNR and SNAP, SSCFOA helps prevent the birth of a huge number of unwanted animals.
According to Kate Beckes, president and co-founder, SSCFOA has helped nearly 2,000 dogs and cats through its rescue and adoption program. In addition, through TNR and SNAP, over 2,200 free-roaming cats and 200 family pets have been spayed or neutered. The group works closely with the animal control department of the city of San Saba and the sheriff’s department in San Saba County to resolve animal problems and make life better for dogs and cats in our county and the people who care about them. All of this happens with a lot of cooperation and support from the San Saba community. If you know of an animal in need, please contact SSCFOA at 325-372-PETS (7387) or through Facebook at www.facebook.com/SanSabaCountyFriendsOfAnimals.