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The first Sato Project rescues arrived at Animal Haven in New York City in September 2014. A landmark animal rescue operation in New York City since 1967, Animal Haven is a wonderful partner. The Sato Project had always dreamed about having a shelter partner in the city where our dogs could be seen by a large audience in a first class shelter setting. Where better than SOHO for a pup to find their forever home? Who doesn’t want to be in the most exciting city in the world?

In April 2015 The Sato Project was thrilled to start a new partnership with the SPCA of Westchester, NY. This no-kill shelter and animal welfare organization was founded in 1883 by Ossining resident Mary Dusenberry, after she observed horses being mercilessly whipped and beaten as they trudged up nearby hills to deliver heavy loads of coal. Today, it is the only humane society in Westchester County empowered to enforce laws relating to animal cruelty. We are grateful to know that many of our satos are finding wonderful forever homes through this venerable organization.