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PATA se fundó en abril de 2019 y está dirigida por Sally Ella Horn y Emma Martinelli.

Nuestra organización es una organización sin fines de lucro oficialmente registrada en Costa Rica. Sin embargo, no recibimos financiación del gobierno y dependemos de su generoso apoyo para seguir funcionando.


- Dirigir un refugio para perros donde se cuida y cuida a perros abandonados, enfermos y abandonados hasta que recuperen su salud.

- Organizar acogida de gatos y gatitos abandonados y enfermos.

- Organizar adopciones en hogares responsables para siempre.

- Trabajar con otras organizaciones de rescate para llevar a nuestros perros a sus nuevos hogares en EE. UU. y Canadá.

- Subsidiar oportunidades de esterilización y castración a bajo costo.

- Atrapar, castrar y liberar gatos callejeros para ayudar a controlar la población.

- Reportar casos de negligencia y abuso a las autoridades.

  • How does PATA function financially?
    PATA is an officially registered non profit here in Costa Rica. We do not receive any government or charity funding. We rely solely on donations and money we manage to raise with our local events.
  • Are you getting paid to run PATA?
    No we’re not. We’re dedicating our lives 24/7 but can’t afford to pay anyone, including ourselves.
  • Do you have cats at the refuge?
    No. Because we have 20+ dogs, cats are usually in foster homes while we supervise their recovery and adoption.
  • Can you rescue horses or wild life?
    No. We only rescue cats and dogs.
  • Why can’t I find PATA’s location?
    Sally lives at PATA. In order to protect her privacy (and avoid having cats and dogs dumped at the refuge) we only communicate this information to people who come to volunteer or adopt.
  • Do you do boarding?
    No we can’t. We have a very limited space and unfortunately almost always have a waiting list for new rescues needing our help.
  • Are there requirements to adopt a PATA pet?
    Yes there are. We want to make sure our rescues end up in a safe place and that you can provide them all the love, care and medical attention they need. Just fill out an adoption form and we’ll probably get in touch with you.
  • Can I adopt a dog if I don’t live in Samara or even in Costa Rica?
    Yes you can. If you’re the right fit, we’ll do everything we can to help with transport. Some of our dogs even flew to the US or Canada, thanks to amazing flight volunteers!
  • What if things don't work out with the pet I just adopted?
    All of our animals are rescues. They come with their own stories, and we usually ask that you try to spend a week with them, to give them time to adjust (it can take months for a fur friend to feel completely at home!). We want you and your new best friend to have the best experience and life ever. So we're always available to hear how things are going and maybe give you tips if you feel like you need some.
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