Save A Gato

Save A Gato

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Adopting a friend

Whether you live in Puerto Rico or are visiting the island from the US mainland or Canada, you can adopt one of you lovable kitties. Our adoption procedure starts with you contacting us to arrange a visit to see the little kitty that has caught you heart. Once you have been introduced to each other there is a small amount of paper work for you to fill out before you can return to take home your new family member. The chance for a kitten to survive in the street, is very small. Fortunately, with the help of volunteers, we are able to humanly trap and care for the babies until a wonderful person comes and changes the life of that amazing little animal. Please be aware that Save a Gato asks for a minimum donation of $40 & this can rise to $80+ if a certificate to fly is required. This minimum donation covers the cost of vet fees for spay/neuter, rabies shot & (if required) certificate to fly fees.

Who We Are & What We Do

Our mission at Save a Gato is to humanly control the population of stray cats in the old city of san Juan P.R. through neutering, vaccinating and feeding. We also have a great adoption program for the kittens and cats we find in the streets and a place to care for the sick and injured cats. We hope one day that all the cats in San Juan will be neutered so we can then help spread our philosophy to the other cities of Puerto Rico. Take a stroll on the famous National Park trail named the Paseo del Morro in San Juan and you will see several cats lounging on the rocks, some friendly others shy but all beautiful and healthy. Our story started in 2004 and it's still going with success. Cats were first trapped on the Paseo del Morro in agreement with National Park to reduce their colony in a humane and effective way and from there the program expended to the rest of the city. With the help of the municipality shelter, Dr Perez and Miramar hospital we have been able to neuter, vaccinate and de-worm over 1000 cats. We wish we could find a loving home for every cat that goes through our TNR program. As we are not a shelter the cats that are not successful in our adoption program are returned to their original colonies and are lovingly monitored by our volunteers and residents.


To find out more about Save a Gato, please visit our website or visit us on FaceBook.  

Save a Gato was at Plaza Las Americas in San Juan on Black Friday. To see photos of this event, paste this link into your browser

Would you like to help Save a Gato?  You can make a big difference to a cat's life!  Save a Gato only survives on the generosity of people donating their time and money. We have a wish list on Amazon listing all the items that are essential for us.

Items that Save a Gato always needs are:- Dry cat food (200 lbs. weekly) wet cat food (20 cans weekly), cleaning products such as; clorox, OdoBan, paper towel, dish soap, sponges, garbage bags & antibacterial spray.  

Also items such as the following are always appreciated; bath rugs, large cat cages, cat carriers, cat toys, bowls & plates.  If you would like to donate any of these please contact us at

Want to come & visit us?

Please e-mail to arrange to visit our kitty cat friends. Volunteers are on site almost every day so we can be quite flexible with visiting times.

Save A Gato

San Juan, PR 00901
Phone: 787-579-0055.

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