Save A Sato is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to easing the suffering of Puerto Rico's homeless and abused animals. "Sato" is slang for street dog. We rescue Satos from the streets and beaches, give them medical care, food and shelter, and plenty of love. When they are healthy, we send them to one of our shelter partners for adoption into loving homes. For more information, please read our Mission Statement.
Gloria Marti - President, Shelter Manager - Gloria has been overseeing the Save a Sato shelter ever since the organization was founded. She works seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, making sure that every single animal in our care is fed and medically cared for, has its kennel cleaned, and receives plenty of reassurance and lots of love. Some of the animals that arrive at the Save a Sato "Shelter of Miracles" have been through unimaginable horrors and Gloria is the first person that has ever shown them kindness. Thanks to her devotion, countless animals have had their faith in humanity restored and gone on to become very important family members. So significant is Gloria's work that she was recently nominated for the most prestigious award given by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals--the Lifetime Achievement Award. Though she didn't come away with the top honors, we recognize her in our hearts as Puerto Rico's Lifetime Award winner. Gloria pictured above with a sato rescue at a dangerous highway San Juan, PR.
Raquel Malaret - Raquel has been fighting alongside Gloria for many years, taking care of the abandoned cats of Puerto Rico. She also works 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, making sure that every cat, rescued by her, Gloria and / or volunteers from Save A Sato foundation, get the proper care, that they deserve. She also works on different important task with the satos, like transporting them to the airport when they are ready to leave to their new forever homes or partners shelters, making sure that all the paperwork from veterinary visits from the satos and gatos is up to date, and even fostering hundred of cats and dogs all year long. This "dynamic duo" as seen on the picture, has been friends for years and helps Save a Sato to fullfil it's cause!
Hundreds of volunteers, have passed by Save A Sato, during the years, and has given a lot for our cause, most of them have made a positive impact in our organization and we are truly thankful for this, we always carry them in our hearts and we know that the thousand of satos that has been helped by them also are thankful for this!
Thank you, our shelter will always have its doors open for you all to come by anytime!