Our Mission

All Sato Rescue (ASR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives, and reducing the numbers, of abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico. (Sato is Puerto Rican slang for a mutt.) We rescue and rehome Satos, and we also strive to address the root causes of overpopulation, abuse, and neglect through initiatives aimed at raising public awareness, facilitating low-cost spay and neuter, and expanding the involvement of the judiciary and government in implementing humane solutions.

Every cent of every dollar donated goes directly into helping Satos! You can make a one time donation or become a monthly donor using your credit card or paypal. You may also send a check payable to All Sato Rescue PMB 595, 220 Domenech, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918.

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All Sato Rescue!

Northeast US address:
313 Summer Street, Somerville, MA 02143


Welcome to All Sato Rescue

About 200 Satos land in MA!

An amazing transport yesterday thanks to the support of I Love My Dog, Wings of Rescue and Mission: Miracle K9 Rescue, Inc. Satos are headed to Animal Rescue League of Boston, The Boxer Rescue, Inc., Buddy Dog Humane Society, Inc., Cape Ann Animal Aid, Sterling Shelter, Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, Coastal Humane Society, Humane Society Waterville Area, animal welfare society in Kennebunkport, Caribbean connection puppy rescue and Tall Tails Beagle Rescue Freeport Maine!

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It was a successful day at woofstock! Lots of satos and their humans came by to say hello and express their support

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Many thanks to everyone for your support and outreach during this very tough time.

We finally heard from ASR President, Edilia Vazquez, that she and the many dogs and cats that she is caring for are all right. We are slowly hearing from the many other rescuers that work with us and so far, every one of them is safe as well. But, things on the ground are very bad. Most of the island is without power and communications. The infrastructure is badly damaged, the airport is closed, and there are so many trees down that getting anywhere is challenging. The weeks ahead are going to be very difficult and we are not sure when we will be able to resume normal operations. Many of you have very kindly asked what we need most. Much as we need basic supplies--dog food, kennels, medications--delivery is impossible. Gift cards to local chain stores, like PetSmart and Petco would be much appreciated, as would monetary donations to cover what will surely be extremely high vet bills as we attend to the many animals that were injured during this ordeal.
Your outpouring of support has meant so much to us. We couldn't keep going without you--you are giving us the strength to continue.

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Please help with Hurricane Irma coming

Hurricane Irma is about to hit PR and the rescuers are all working like crazy to get as many satos safe as possible! It looks like it going to be a rough ride please lend your support as we work to get through this.

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Mamas and puppies in need

In the past two weeks, All Sato Rescue has been called in to help save the lives of an extraordinarily high number of mother satos and their puppies. We are now assisting in the care of more than a dozen litters of adorable newborns. Every one of these puppies (and their moms) will need a series of vaccinations and treatments, not to mention a lot of nutritious food and love. Can you help us with these expenses?

In addition to our own amazing network of volunteers, we also work with kind-hearted people who contact us when they see puppies in danger. We guide them every step of the way to be sure they know how to care for these dogs and prepare them for their wonderful new lives. We help them with medical supplies and food and assist them with vet expenses as needed.

When the puppies are old enough, we help transport them to one of our amazing partner shelters. But, it's an expensive process. With your help, we can ensure these moms and puppies find the loving homes they deserve.

Rescued just in time!

Another Sato rescued from the streets of Puerto Rico just hours before giving birth! One of our volunteers saw this sweet dog in her neighborhood. Our rescuer was told that people abandoned the dog when they decided to move. On Monday, we rescued this dog and named her Luna. The next day her litter was born! We are thankful that these puppies were born in a foster home rather than somewhere much less safe.

25 Satos flying to new homes!

Thanks to the generosity of a private donor, today we flew 25 Satos, most of them puppies, to the northeast aboard charter planes! We gathered early this morning to make the transport happen, sending our Satos to Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons and The Humane Society of Atlantic County!

Update on Yuko: Adopted!!

Rescued with his siblings from a remote area of Puerto Rico. Underwent life-saving heart surgery. Given so much love in his foster home. Flew to Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.

**Update on Yuko**

Thanks to your generous donations, Yuko has had his surgery and he is doing great--he is 100 percent healthy. In fact, tomorrow he will fly to Boston to go to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland to find his forever home!

Little Yuko Needs Surgery

Yuko is a sweet and snuggly little 4 month old pup who is in desperate need of surgery to save his life . Yuko and his 3 siblings were only about 2 months old when they were found abandoned in the countryside of Peñuelas, a small coastal village in Puerto Rico. The tiny siblings were sleeping out in the open on a pile of rocks, near a cardboard box. At his foster home, Yuko was slow to put on weight. He struggled to keep up with his siblings. He developed a cough, and his foster mom noticed that his little heart was beating rapidly. When she snuggled with him, she could feel it pounding against his chest. The veterinarian took x-rays and found that Yuko had an enlarged heart. He was referred to a specialist, and was diagnosed with Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), with evidence of heart failure. Yuko is very sick now, but he is an excellent candidate for surgery to repair his heart. With surgery, he should live a healthy life with a normal lifespan. Because he is such a cute and funny little guy, we know that he will be adopted quickly once he has recovered. Without surgery, Yuko probably won't live to be six months old. Please help us give him the chance to live the life he deserves.

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