Garras y Patas was born as the dream of giving a second chance to thousands of dogs and cats that suffer abandonment, hunger and diseases in the streets of our city, it was born from the union of people with an enormous desire to build the country in which we want to live. .
We are a change agent, a civil society organization and a social enterprise*, defined as one that applies business strategies to solve social and environmental problems.
Our purpose is to carry out an activity that benefits the community and that produces changes in the mentality of people, so that everyone joins in solving the serious problem of the overpopulation of abandoned pets that affects both animals and people. Involving the community -people and companies- offering them various ways and concrete and easy opportunities to cooperate, such as being a partner, volunteering temporary homes, among others, thus achieving higher goals in rescues and relocations.
At Garras y Patas we work hard and with a lot of passion, because we are saving lives.
MISSION AND VISION
Mission: Contribute to solving the problem of the overpopulation of abandoned pets that affects our entire community.
Vision: Achieve a more sustainable city by implementing ethical, self-financing and collaborative alternatives to solve the problem of the overpopulation of abandoned pets.
When the Moreno Orellana sisters were 4 and 5 years old, their parents came home with a puppy from the street, it was their first rescue as a family. Twenty years and more than three hundred rescues later, they decided to create a foundation to make the dream of giving the abandoned a second chance come true. This is how Garras y Patas was born in 2012, adding people committed to the idea, working hard and with passion, innovating and involving the community in solving the problem, always achieving more happy endings for those rescued.
BARACK OBAMA'S YLAI PROGRAM
Catalina Moreno, founder and president of the Garras y Patas Foundation, in 2016 was selected as a scholarship recipient in the program organized by President Barack Obama, Young Leaders of America (YLAI).
YOUNG LEADERS 2017
Catalina Moreno, founder of Garras y Patas, in 2017 was chosen from the list of Young Leaders of Chile. Since the year 2000, this initiative brings together, supports and projects the work of people who have excelled in various fields, causing changes in their environment and making a difference to make Chile a better country.