26.2 Miles for The Sato Project

$268 of $2,620 goal

Raised by 9 people in 11 months
In 2006 my family adopted a "sato", which is how we call mix breed dogs or cats in Puerto Rico. Her name is Fiona and she has been with us through many ups and downs during these 12 years of her life. But most importantly, she was a key part to keeping our anxiety levels at ease during and after hurricanes Irma and María, which devastated Puerto Rico in horrible proportions back in September 2017. Needless to say, Fiona is our little angel.

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But Fiona is a very privileged and loved dog, which was not the case of hundreds of dogs (specially satos) after these hurricanes. Sadly, many people decided to leave the Island, leaving their dogs behind. Leaving them in the airport, in their backyards and even alone in the streets, without water, food or shelter. That’s where The Sato Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing abused and abandoned dogs from Puerto Rico came in. Since the devastation of Hurricane Maria, The Sato Project has evacuated over 300 dogs to safety and is working to keep families with their beloved pets, and to help the many animals left behind in the storm’s aftermath.

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This is the main reason I decided to run the New York City Marathon for The Sato Project, a non profit dedicated to rescuing abused and abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico. It is no secret that there was already an overpopulation of satos in Puerto Rico way before the hurricanes of 2017. But since its inception in 2011, The Sato Project has largely focused its efforts on a place unfortunately known as “Dead Dog Beach” in the municipality of Yabucoa, one of the island's poorest. They have rescued over 2,000 dogs to date, rehabilitated them with the highest standards of veterinary care and placed them in loving homes in the mainland U.S. We are addressing the underlying causes of overpopulation, abandonment, and abuse through community outreach and a low-cost Spay, Neuter, Vaccine and Microchip Program.

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The New York City Marathon will take place on November 4, 2018 and the goal is to raise $2,620 (26.2 miles!) for The Sato Project, which is in fact, based in Brooklyn, NY. Raising this money will mean the world to me, not only because it will save so many satito’s lives, but because it will help Puerto Rico recover from the most traumatizing events it has experienced.

A donation of just $1 would mean the world! Thank you so much in advance.

If you wish to know more about The Sato Project, please visit this link.

María Elena Rodríguez
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$268 of $2,620 goal

Raised by 9 people in 11 months
Funds raised will benefit:
The Sato Project
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