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The Sato Project

The Sato Project

The Sato Project is a voluntary organization based in Puerto Rico. It is dedicated to rescuing abused and abandoned dogs from Puerto Rico.

The organization is involved in providing:

Emergency Veterinary Care For Sick & Troubled Dogs

Once a dog is rescued he is checked and treated for parasites, blood diseases including heartworm and distemper. Their skin is scraped and tested for mange and they are de-wormed. They are then quarantined until distemper results are received. If a dog tests positive for any of these infections or diseases then they begin a treatment regime immediately. Dogs that are deemed ready by the veterinarian begin a vaccination schedule of 7-way DHLPPC vaccines.

Spaying & Neutering

The Sato Project spay and neuter. The average stay on their vet’s office for a ‘healthy’ dog is between eight to ten weeks. Those undergoing treatments stay as long as it takes to get them healthy, free of communicable disease and ready to travel.

Final Health Check Before Travel

When a dog is ready to travel they receive a final check up and ‘physical’ from the Sato Vet. If everything is good then travel and health certificates are issued. The dogs are booked onto a flight to either JFK or Newark. Volunteers in Puerto Rico get the dogs ready and take them to the San Juan airport.

Fostering & Adoptions

Sato Dogs dogs average two to four weeks in foster care before going to their forever home. The Sato Project is committed to every dog they rescue for life. At any time and for any reason if the dog’s adoptive family cannot keep them, The Sato Project will take the dog back.

For further information visit the Sato Project website.

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Keith Byrne

Keith Byrne

From an early age Keith has been around dogs. He has been involved in dog grooming, dog walking, dog sitting and dog showing as well as voluntary work in animal shelters. His aim is to help all dog owners especially newbies learn about dogs and care for them in a loving, caring and fun way.


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