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What We Do

Save A Gato cares for the cats of Old San Juan, particularly the cat colony that lives around the Paseo del Morro and near La Fortaleza. Currently, we are the only animal rescue in Puerto Rico that works exclusively with cats and we wanted to clear up a few misconceptions about What We Do and What We Don't Do. 

What We Don't Do:

  • We are NOT a shelter.

  • We can't, under any circumstances, take in your stray cats, the cat you can no longer care for, the kittens you found, or any other cat that is not a cat already living in Old San Juan. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough space or resources to take care of more cats and kittens than the ones currently in our care. Because of the ongoing stray animal and animal abandonment problem in Puerto Rico we still have to be actively trapping, neutering/spaying, and releasing feral cats and finding homes for friendly cats and kittens.

  • NOTE: Abandoning a domestic animal is a crime, even if your intentions are in the right place.

  • If you have a cat or multiple cats that need vet care or to be spayed and neutered, please visit our resources page or learn about TNR.

  • If you have a friendly cat that you think could be adopted, visit our FAQ section for information on how to find them the perfect forever home.


What We Do:

  • We TNR the community cats of Old San Juan. TNR: Trap-Neuter-Return. This keeps the cat population under control without having to euthanize.

  • Monitor the community cats of Paseo del Morro by bringing them fresh food and water every day and providing veterinary care if needed.

  • Care for and foster pregnant and/or friendly adult cats and kittens found EXCLUSIVELY in Old San Juan by SAG volunteers.

  • Put the friendly Old San Juan cats and kittens up for adoption at PetSmart and PetCo, or through alliances with shelters in the United States.

  • Educate and provide resources for people interested in fostering, implementing TNR in their communities, and contributing to improving the lives of stray cats in Puerto Rico.

  • We can post cats for adoption on our social media pages that you can no longer care for or found on the street ONLY if they are spayed/neutered. Our mission is to reduce the number of stray cats by doing TNR. For that reason, we cannot support adoptions where the cat is not sterilized. If you want us to post your cat(s), please send us great photos, the name, age, sex, medical history (spay/neuter, vaccines, etc), and personality description and your contact information. For more information about sterilization, please see our FAQ page.

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