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Feature October 2017 Issue

Cat Haven in Old San Juan

Cat Haven in Old San Juan

‘Save A Gato’ helps to feed and take care of the stray and feral population in this historic city of Puerto Rico.

As a feline veterinarian and enthusiastic traveler, I try to combine my two passions —cats and travel — whenever possible. I succeeded in the Netherlands when I visited the Poezenboot, a floating cat shelter docked on Amsterdam’s Singel canal. My luck continued in Burma, where I visited a Burmese Cat Sanctuary on Inle Lake. And fortune struck again recently in Puerto Rico, as I came upon Save A Gato, a volunteer organization run by a dedicated group of cat lovers that cares for the abundant feral cats of Old San Juan.

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