Gotta Getta Gato 

Gotta Gotta Gato is an initiative that we started in 2017 to try and address a challenging situation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  On Cuale Island in Puerto Vallarta, there are an unfortunate and unsustainable number of cats being abandoned every day.  These cats are often in poor health, have not been spay/neutered, and have not been socialized properly.  Our team from Pause 4 Paws has been working with local rescue groups in Puerto Vallarta to both ensure the the Cuale Island cats are being fed and cared for, but also that they are spay/neutered as quickly as possible.  

The second part of the initiative is to rescue the cats and transport them to new homes in the U.S.  In 2017, Pause 4 Paws re-homed 91 cats and to date, we have transported several more cats to Minnesota in 2018.  Every animal that travels to the U.S. has a specific placement already identified.  We have been very fortunate to have many volunteers willing to carry one or more of the Cuale Island cats under their airplane seats from Puerto Vallarta to Minnesota. 

Join our Airline Angels Program

Traveling to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for spring break or another vacation?  Consider joining our Airline Angels program -- an initiative where Pause 4 Paws transports cats or dogs from Mexico to Minneapolis to be placed with families for adoption.  The animals ride under the seat in front of you and we'll meet you at the airport and take it from there! 

For more information, please contact Jill Goldstein