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Who We Are
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Our History

Save A Gato (SAG) was created in 2004 to address the booming cat population around historic Old San Juan, particularly around the Paseo del Morro pathway. SAG is the only non-profit organization that has an agreement with The National Park Service to manage a colony of cats on national park land. (A BIG thanks to the NPS!). Trap, neuter and return (TNR) has worked wonderfully to reduce the size of the cat colony around El Morro by 50% since 2004!

About Us

Save A Gato (SAG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare and care of the cats of Old San Juan through TNR, fostering, and adoption. Save A Gato manages the colony of cats on the Paseo del Morro and the rest of Old San Juan. SAG must stress the fact that we are not a shelter, and we cannot accept cats from outside of Old San Juan under any circumstances. 

Cats are trapped, and then sterilized, and vaccinated. Since many stray cats are feral and not adoptable, they are returned to their original colonies. SAG volunteers lovingly monitor the community cats and provide fresh food and water on a daily basis.


Save a Gato also offers the option to adopt cats while they are going through the TNR process. Sometimes, the cats that are trapped in Old San Juan are pregnant, kittens, or friendly adults. These will often go into foster care until they are ready to be adopted. Most are sent to our local PetSmart and PetCo stores, while others are adopted directly through SAG (email or sent to rescue partners in the United States. You can see our available kitties on our Adopt page or on social media.


Everything we do is possible thanks to donations and the work of our loving and tireless volunteers. Want to help? Contact us at and find out how you can contribute to helping the cats of Old San Juan!

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