Operation Paws

New York Times - March 24, 2012

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ON a Sunday morning in March, the cavernous arrival hall at Terminal 8 at Kennedy International Airport was virtually deserted save for a cluster of people wearing white T-shirts with black “Sato Project” logos huddled near the cargo entrance. 

Charities We Love: The Sato Project

Vanity Fair- August 12, 2014

A Tale of Two Rescuers

NPR-The Animal House-April 15, 2014

We follow the work of Chrissy Beckles, (pictured) founder and president of The Sato Project, which rescues Puerto Rican dogs and finds them homes in the United States.

Hope for the Lost and Abandoned Dogs of Puerto Rico

NPR-The Animal House-February 8, 2014

In the first of a series of reports from the U.S. commonwealth, we examine the widespread problem of "satos" or stray dogs, (there are thousands on them living on the island) following the tireless efforts of volunteers who rescue and prepare animals for eventual adoption in the United States.

FIGHTING FOR HOPE: CHRISSY BECKLES AND THE SATO PROJECT STEP INTO THE RING FOR MAN’S BEST FRIEND

Design Sponge

Female Boxer Enters Ring To Fight For Dogs

Eyewitness News ABC-November 15, 2013

Puppy Bowl Includes Rescues from Puerto Rico's Dead Dog Beach

ABC News- June 29, 2013

Biscuit and Butterscotch were born on a Puerto Rican beach for abandoned and abused dogs known as Dead Dog Beach. They were rescued by an American organization and are both competing in this year's Puppy Bowl.

To The Rescue: Christina Beckles Saving The Satos of Puerto Rico

Cesar Millan

At 5’3”, Christina Beckles stands on a very high pedestal as far as her dog rescue efforts go in Puerto Rico. Her small but dedicated non-profit group, THE SATO PROJECT, which Beckles runs out of her Brooklyn apartment, has singlehandedly taken on the U.S. territory’s all-but-forgotten policies on the abuse and abandonment of mongrel dogs—referred to in colloquial terms as “satis.”

THE SATO PROJECT SAVES PUERTO RICO'S PUPS FROM DEAD DOG BEACH

Paw Nation-November 2, 2012

There are over 250,000 stray dogs roaming the streets of Puerto Rico. Locals call them "satos" and consider them street vermin.

Christina Beckles Saves Abandoned Dogs — And Packs A Punch

Refinery 29-August 30, 2012

This marketing expert (and former boxer!) has always been especially sensitive to the plight of animals — particularly dogs. Visiting her stuntman husband on location in Puerto Rico, she saw droves of neglected dogs and, instead of relaxing, spent the entire vacation feeding and caring for strays.

From Boxing Champ to Slum Dog Advocate: The Woman Behind The Sato Project

VetStreet-April 16, 2012

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