Mission: Puerto Rico has a terrible problem with animal overpopulation, abandonment, abuse, and neglect. Save a Sato seeks to help as many animals as possible to find better lives. We also work with local groups, vets, and the tourism industry to raise public awareness about the plight of animals and to encourage wide-spread spay and neutering of pets.
Target demographics: Abandoned and neglected dogs and cats
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 700 dogs and 400 cats per year
Geographic areas served: The metropolitan area of Puerto Rico
Programs: Rescuing, rehabilitating, fully vetting, transporting, and finding homes on the mainland for abused and abandoned dogs from Puerto Rico, with a big emphasis in spay and neuter programs for our rescues
Save a Sato rescues the street dogs of Puerto Rico and partners with other rescues in the United States to find homes for the tens of thousands of street dogs roaming the city. I adopted my mixed dog through a partnership between Save a Sato and As Good As Gold (golden retriever rescue of northern Illinois).
It has been a wonderful and supportive experience.