About Us

St. Francis Animal Rescue (SFAR) was founded in 1992 when a group of women banded together to feed & spay/neuter a colony of feral cats living at the North Jetty in Nokomis, Florida. The women recognized there was a need to help stray, homeless & abandoned cats in the community. In 1993, SFAR became a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Three years later, property was purchased to accommodate a cageless shelter/adoption center & a thrift store. The thrift store has since relocated to 478 N. US Bypass 41 in Venice.

St. Francis is a volunteer run organization that cares for lifetime resident cats, adoptable cats and kittens and foster cats. St. Francis provides volunteers with food to feed local feral colonies. Recognizing the need for Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) of feral cats, St. Francis has teamed with local volunteer trappers to spay or neuter the ferals in our community.

2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gail Carson, President
Alberta Erickson, Vice President
Amy Berke, Secretary
Val Duval
Danielle Cibello