The Sato Project Newsletter

From sato success stories, adoptable dogs, to Freedom Flights, our monthly e-newsletter is the best way to stay informed of our rescue efforts in Puerto Rico. Read our archives below, or sign up to stay in touch with us by clicking here. 


August 2019: Two airplanes, 240 dogs and cats, and the biggest transport ever of rescue animals out of Puerto Rico during Mission Possible X. Plus, Benicio has his heart put back together again.

July 2019: Over 200 satos prepare for their Freedom Flight ahead of Puerto Rico’s hurricane season, lots of adoptable dogs are still looking for their families, mama Holly find new kids to look after, and Tiny’s Spayathon success story.

June 2019: Scout: Storm Dog helps raise awareness for the plight of our satos to a younger audience, the Guayanes beach pups take their Freedom Flights after a long road of recovery, and Ember finds the perfect family she was meant for. Plus, meet a Sato Superhero.

May 2019
: Over 34,000 animals reached in the first year of The Spayathon for Puerto Rico, over 100 lucky satos take their Freedom Flight, including a very special ‘warrior’ sato, and Scrappy Doo ‘foster fails’, becoming the newest pittie-sato ambassador in NYC.

April 2019
: The Hamilton Pups and over 80 more dogs are scheduled for their Freedom Flight, The Spayathon for Puerto Rico returns, and Alexander Plaza continues to be a special part of The Sato Project family.

March 2019: Satos fly to new lives every week in March, it is love at first sight for Bengie and his new dad, Hope gets treated at the Spayathon during Round 4, and Murphy transforms from a matted ball of dirty fur into a happy and loved, beautifully spoiled sato.

February 2019:
Happy Valentine’s Day! Over 8,500 dogs and cats are spayed/neutered and vaccinated during Spayathon Round 3, six satos help bring home the Puppy Bowl XV win, The Sato Project is featured in a special segment and meet Sato Superhero, Elba.

January 2019: Just ahead of Winter Storm Harper, 80 dogs take their Freedom Flight as part of a special partnership, the TSP team prepares for Round 3 of The Spayathon for Puerto Rico, six satos are selected to compete in Puppy Bowl XV and hurricane survivor Roscoe finds his happy forever.

December 2018: Over 60 dogs take their Freedom Flights throughout the month - just in time be in their new homes for the holidays, some special seniors are still looking for their homes, a Spayathon success story and Cascade recovers from heartworm just in time for the holidays.

November 2018: Over 8,000 pets are spayed/neutered and vaccinated during Round 2 of The Spayathon for Puerto Rico, 30 lucky dogs take their Freedom Flight, and sato Abe reaches podcast fame to raise money for his sato cousins.

October 2018:
Cecilia is reunited with her family after being separated for 11 months, 65 dogs take their Freedom Flights, Gordon wins over the heart of a volunteer, and The Spayathon for Puerto Rico returns.

September 2018: Honoring the one year anniversary of Hurricane Maria while taking stock of our progress since the storm, including: 1500 dogs rescued, 200 reunited with their families,  almost 70,000 pounds of humanitarian and animal relief supplies distributed, and over 1,100 animals spayed/neutered.

August 2018: After facing multiple unforeseen obstacles, Mission Possible 9 is a mission accomplished and 160 dogs on two planes are evacuated off the island to safety just before hurricane season. The Sato Project is featured on NBC/Telemundo as part of the Clear the Shelters Initiative, and Alex Plaza shows up again as a sato guardian angel.

July 2018: Meet our Vetting Coordinator, Sarai, and learn more about our vetting process, a surprise Freedom Flight for 70 dogs, Fema and Gamora both survive, thrive, and find the perfect forever families. 

June 2018: Over 5,600 surgeries performed during Spayathon Round One, The Dogist raising awareness and support with #RescueRide, 64 dogs take their Freedom Flight and the mangey pups all find their forever families.

May 2018: Freedom Flight with 70 dogs on board faces emergency flight plan change, The Spayathon for Puerto Rico to begin, The Sato Social Raises over $125,000 to rescue more satos, Anais and Arnold find perfect homes.

April 2018: The Great Puerto Rico Dog Lift: Read our feature in The Village Voice, 100 dogs take their Freedom Flight under a rainbow, and Lorenzo and Braulio stay together.

March 2018: Miracle Murray featured on The Dodo, Another Freedom Flight completed for over 100 dogs, and Mollie-Mofongo's foster failure.

February 2018: Kaleb and Archer compete in Puppy Bowl XIV, 125 dogs fly to safety, and Tuka finds a home for Valentine’s Day while becoming a star.

December 2017: Heartwarming stories for the holidays, a new way to honor someone you love and support The Sato Project, and Cassius makes a comeback.

November 2017: No Dog Left Behind program is launched to reunite families in distress stay together with their beloved pets after Hurricane Maria, more hurricane survivors take their Freedom Flight, and Miracle gets her wheels.

Banner photos by The Dogist