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save a sato organization?

Warren, Michigan
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save a sato organization?

I just lost my dog bambi while here-I thought that

I should contact this company & save a stray dog-

I have e-mailed them twice in 3 days & no

response-is this a for real company or are they

just trying to scam the public for donations? has

anyone had any possitive dealings with them?

how do they save the dogs when no one can find

them or reach them?

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1. Re: save a sato organization?

Save a Sato is a real organization. It is not really like the shelters back in the states, so they might not be able to help you in the way you think they could.

I suggest you contact the hotel wherever you stayed to see if they've seen your dog and look for any veterinarians that are in the area and call them with your pet's info. If someone finds your dog, they might take them to a nearby vet.

Good luck!

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2. Re: save a sato organization?

I believe the post is saying that her dog passed away and she is looking to adopt a stray dog.

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3. Re: save a sato organization?

prexplorer is correct-my dog did pass away (she was

originally a sato I found in puerto rico)-I am wanting to

adopt another stray-they are the best dogs you can


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4. Re: save a sato organization?

To adopt a stray dog you can also contact Animal Welfare of Culebra at 787-742-0257 http://animalwelfareculebra.org/ they are very involved in this forum so I am sure they will write soon on this post.

You can also check at the various government shelters we have here.

San Juan Animal Control Center

Centro de Control y Adopción de Animales

Ave. Kennedy Marginal Km. 1.7

787-792-6833, 787-792-9459 or 787-792-6856

Carolina Animal Control Facility

Centro de Control de Animales de Carolina

Apartado 8

Carolina, P.R. 00986-0008


Edited: 29 February 2012, 12:21
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5. Re: save a sato organization?

Forgot to mention that many government shelters keeep the dogs for about a week before they put them to sleep, so if you see a dog you like, adopt him immediately. I 100% agree that stray dogs are by far the most loyal, grateful and well behaved dogs you can get. Good luck and keep us posted!

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6. Re: save a sato organization?

Save a Sato is a wonderful organization that is run by volunteers. I would try this email address: info@saveasato.org or contact them via Facebook.

But I don't think they deal with one dog adoptions.They do a lot of work with shelters.

But there are other volunteer organizations here that can help you with the paperwork and knowing what exactly you need to do to adopt a sato and bring it back with you.

El Faro de los Animales in Humacao has a shelter, or contact Island Dog, All Satos Rescue, Manos por Patas, and Amigos de los Animales, The list could go on and on of all the great volunteers working to help the Satos.

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7. Re: save a sato organization?

As stated above, there are many wonderful organizations that work with strays here on the island. Most are run by volunteers who spend their time caring for the animals and not so much on the administrative tasks of running the organization, which is why your calls and messages are going unanswered. You may want to try this organization:


They have dogs that are currently in the Red Collar Project that may be available for immediate adoption. Good luck.

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8. Re: save a sato organization?

MANY rescuers work day & night picking up the broken, the sick, the abandonned animals fromt the streets & beaches of the island. These are single person organizations with the ocassional volunteer that burns out frequently.

(1) Save A Sato (saveasato.org) to adopt contact penelopesaveasato@gmail.com -coordinator since Summer 2012

(2) Save a GATO (means cat) www.saveagato.org or https://www.facebook.com/SaveAGato To Adopt e-mail marienrodriguez19@gmail.co​m

(3) All Sato Rescue (http://allsatorescue.org) are the ones with years of experience moving pets (even single pets to the USA for adoption) but there are hundreds more thsiat don't have the means to have website or the time to learn to use facebook to try to get their dogs adopted. It is absolutelly true what Destination Expert says.."the rescuers and the volunteers spend their time caring for the animals and not so much on the administrative tasks of running the organization, which is why your calls and messages are going unanswered."

Less Known But Reputable Rescuers include

(1) Ayudando Animales (Helping Animals) http://AyudandoAnimalesPuertoRico.org

(2) ARF of Rincon http://www.arfrincon.org/

(3) Rottie Rescue (Arecibo) https:/…info

(4) Big Dog Rescue -since Fall 2011 (based in Bayamon) www.bigdogrescuepr.org

(5) Defensores de Animales at Cabo Rojo dellymarb@defensoresdeanimales​pr.org

(6) Noah's Ark in Dorado (pmcnoahs@caribe.net)

(7) ConeXion Al Rescate (Rescue Connection @ San Juan/Metro Area) fonpre@yahoo.com https://www.facebook.com/efont1

(8) Love All Creatures located at Manati http://loveallcreatures.org

(9) Alianza Pro Rescate de Animales (since 2011) based in Manati e-mail alianzaprorescateanimales@hotmail.com https:/…info

(10) PR Animal Welfare Society http://www.pawspetspr.org/ (notoriously hard to reach but they even help spay & neuter at low cost in the Ramey Base area)

(11) second chance Animal Rescue based in Villalba http://www.scarpr.org

(12) Amigos de los Animales based in Loiza http://www.amigosdelosanimalespr.org

No Kill-Non Profit Shelters include (1) St. Francis No Kill Shelter www.sasfapr.org (2) A Cat's Last Resort / hospice & Sanctuary cjinpr@yahoo.com (3) El Faro de los Animales www.farodelosanimales.org (4) No Kill Animal Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Center in Cayey https:/…latetaquecobija e-mail ottobauza@yahoo.com and Cc karenuphoff@gmail.com

You MAY have hear of Canita but they are struggling more than usual and their fate and the lives of their residents is as of July 2012 in a very DELICATE situation. Volunteers have been very busy networking just to gather food to feed their residents. https://www.facebook.com/santuariocanita

High Kill Shelters Need a lot of support since they have adoptions and no support from the local community who instead of adopting from them wrongly accuse (yes shelter reform is needed to move from High Kill to No Kill but community support is key in the transition) These are (1) Humane Society PR - JUST like the HSUS this is NOT an island wide organization. It does NOT give $ to other organizations it is just an Open Admissions (look up the term) which means doors are always open to animal surrenders but that does not mean is a No Kill and endless room for all place where animals live happily ever after. BUT they DO work very hard to involve the community (one of the most sucessful and supported shelters), promote adoptions on site and off site (progressive in THIS sense), promote reasonable cost spay & neuter (reasonable compared to full service/outrageous priced private vets), provide low cost vaccines and promote adoption vs purchase of puppy mill dogs which is very VERY bad/out of control in PR http://www.hspr.org - this is also a non profit / not a government funded Open Admissions "shelter" (2) The San Juan Open Admissions Shelter http://www.sanjuan.pr/sites/centro_adop/ this is the WORST page in their history and i have been observing them since 1995 or so. No photos of the animals for adoption. Crappy customer service (it seems to be required to have NO skills in custumer service and not speak English to pick the phones up. in fact it seems that picking up the phone IS a challenge and that even their spanish is bad - dogs and cats in there are DOOMED. They USED to have a very good page administrator on FaceBook (https://www.facebook.com/centro.deanimales) but their page has been "dead" since November 2011. All attempts to commuicate with administrators to network with them have gone with out any reply of phone or email messages. Only local rescuers may be able to sneak in there and save a few. I smell cover up of years of staff members crusing their 9-5 with out doing much for the ppor souls waiting their death in the gas chamber or the infamous syringe of death.TEL 787-480-3432, 787-480-3433, 787-480-3435

(3) Carolina Open Admissions Shelter municipiocarolina.com/index.php/municipio/ge… this page is as bad as the San Juan Shelter page. I guess they (island goverment entity that hires sub contractors to make their websites) belive in one size fits all (agencies)...and BOY they are WRONG! Again, no link to animals available for adoption, No link to adoption application, no nothing. Departamento de Control de Animales / Animal Control Department Tel: (787) 757-2626, 752-7272 ext. 4803, 4804, 4801, 4806 Hotel Gigante De Mascotas (Boarding which they LOVE to promote) Teléfono: (787) 757-2626 ext. 4814, 4815, 4812, 4813 phones don’t get answered on holidays or weekends

Relatively "new" organizations (1) Puerto Rico PAW Power based in Rincon https://www.facebook.com/puertoricanpawpower

(2) The Sato Project aka http://www.thesatoproject.org

(3) Island Dog http://www.islanddog.org

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