A Cause for Pawz

You can make a difference by donating today to Second Chance Sato Rescue. DBA Sato Heart Rescue.

Sato Heart Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization run exclusively by volunteers.

We operate for charitable purposes, bringing education and awareness to the issues of animal welfare & neglect who reside on the island of Puerto Rico.

Many dogs on the island need our help. Watch our story.

Dear Doggo Loving Friends,

We are SATO HEART RESCUE, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization located in Milford New Hampshire that works exclusively with Second Chance Animal Rescue in PR.

Founded in 2000 by Bonnie Lukas to rescue the island’s ailing, abused and abandoned
street or “Sato” dogs, we transport many of them to NH and ultimately place them in
loving adoptive homes.

We are staffed solely by unpaid volunteers and rely on a network of experienced foster
homes to care for the dogs we save. Because we receive no funding other than the funds we raise ourselves, our continued survival and ongoing success depends on the generosity of donors like you.

All contributions are used solely for the dogs, a portion of money raised goes back to Bonnie in PR and some of it we keep to cover any veterinary bills, socialization, training and overall upkeep while in our care.

Now, however, our existing resources have been so depleted that we find ourselves in
desperate financial straits. As I write this update on June 8th, 2023 Bonnie currently has 175 animals on her property.

And so, we are reaching out to you, the community, and asking for your help.
Never have we been called upon to save so many with so few resources at our disposal.

The more funding we receive, the more innocent dogs’ lives can be saved, and the fewer of them will have to die alone and afraid on the streets of Puerto Rico.

Won’t YOU please help US so that we may continue to help THEM?

On behalf of the needy we nurture, we thank you in advance for your generosity.



  • Matthew Wimmer
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Taryne Davis
    • $40 
    • 3 mos
  • Corey Gustafson
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Ronda Moren
    • $25 
    • 9 mos
  • Jean Baldwin
    • $100 
    • 9 mos


Second Chance Sato Rescue
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Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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