With all the recent turmoil in the world right now, this story is a great reminder that there is still plenty of good left in humanity.
This is the story of Glen Venezio, Puerto Rico’s “Catman”.
Glen took it upon himself to feed and takes care of over 250 cats, and some dogs, in his neighborhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico and that has been with a minimal of donations.
Glen Venezio, who is originally from New Jersey and New York City (USA), has been living in San Juan, Puerto Rico since 2006.
Shortly following his arrival there, he began doing his part to help some of the estimated 1 million cats and dogs on the streets and beaches of the island.
Glen has a nightly feeding route for about 250 cats and some dogs, in a spirit of complete and total sacrifice for these animals who have nothing and no one, never having missed one single night in just about 10 years.
This man has also been working to spay/neuter the animals, in addition to aiding the police with various cruelty cases, and various animal activist efforts, which includes a large role in staging successful battles against a planned monkey breeding farm, which would have imported and bred macaques for cruel experimentation, and a planned dolphinarium.
It is truly been an uphill battle in Puerto Rico, where there is constant pet abandonments, many extreme cases of animal cruelty, and also widespread indifference by the government and population to the situation.
Watch Glen’s inspiring video here!
Glen is not able to continue to do this work without the kind help of others.