Alley Cat Allies is Strategizing to Save Puerto Rico Cats

A community cat from Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

We know many are concerned about the community cats threatened with removal from their outdoor home at the Paseo del Morro in Puerto Rico. Alley Cat Allies is, too. More than that, we are taking action.

We’ve connected with Save A Gato, a local organization caring for the cats, and are exploring options to protect the cats and keep them in their home. Furthermore, we’re strategizing how to help even more cats and kittens in Old San Juan.

A community cat in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

For more context, the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has announced a plan to remove the community cats who have long lived peacefully along the Paseo del Morro trail around the historic El Morro Fort, a tourist destination in Puerto Rico. If an animal organization of NPS’s choosing fails to remove the cats within six months, NPS will hire a “removal agency.”

The cats belong in their outdoor homes, they are widely supported and loved by the public, and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) has been carried out for years to care for them. The cats pose no threat to public health. There is no basis to remove the cats, and to do so is a cruel act that will have unintended consequences. The cats lived in the area before the trail was built, and they deserve to remain in THEIR home.

We will keep you updated on what we’re doing and what YOU can do.

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You Can Now Use Facebook to Help Us Save Cats’ Lives


Pawesome news! You can now support Alley Cat Allies by using Facebook to donate and fundraise for our work to protect and improve all cats’ lives!

Share the love, connect with fellow cat advocates, and make a lasting impact for indoor and community cats everywhere!

Just click “Raise Money” on your post and search for Alley Cat Allies. If you aren’t following us on Facebook yet, we’d love for you to join our community there. We share the latest updates in our work to protect and improve cats’ lives, heartwarming stories of the cats and kittens you help us to save, helpful resources and information, and more.

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Meet the handsome Hugo! At 2 years old, he’s as playful and active as you’d expect a young cat to be. But once that energy is spent, he wants nothing more than to curl up on a warm lap for a nap. He even gives kisses!

Hugo is a sweetheart; adopt him today!

Though shy at first, Hugo is a sweetheart when he come out of his shell. He just needs a little patience and a lot of love! He also gets along well with other cats, so he’d do great in a household with a feline sibling.

Learn how to adopt Hugo or spread the word.

Coming Soon: Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic Directory

In a time when many face financial insecurity, access to low- and no-cost resources for cats is more critical than ever. Alley Cat Allies has a list of animal food banks by state to help people continue caring for indoor and community cats.

Exciting news: we’re also compiling an up-to-date directory of low-cost spay and neuter clinics! Stay tuned.

Kittens Need Unique Care at Every Milestone

Tom at 3 days old.

Snowy, now called Tom in his new adoptive home, showcases a kitten’s growth from 3 days to 4 months. What an astonishing change!

Kittens need specific care and have milestones at every stage of their young life. Learn about them all at

Tom at 4 months old.