We can all agree that hurricanes are devastating for a community. Besides displacing thousands of families, they also displace thousands of dogs. Families were forced to abandon dogs that had homes because of the disaster. With their families displaced, these dogs are abandoned and left to fend for themselves. This is where an animal rescue organization can save the day.
The Sato Project is an animal rescue organization based on Puerto Rico. They focus on rescuing stray and abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico. The organization looks for forever homes that will provide the dogs with a second chance to have a family in the USA. They were saving countless lives each year. And made a big difference to the lives of the thousands of strays in Puerto Rico since the organization was founded.
However, everything changed on September 20, 2017. When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, all the work that the Sato Project did in Puerto Rico was utterly destroyed. After the hurricane, there were thousands of abandoned dogs scavenging for food. The staff and volunteers of The Sato Project didn’t know what to do. They had no food for the dogs, no clean water, and no power. Their shelters were destroyed, and there was literally nothing anyone can do.
Animal Rescue Organization Determined
However, the rescuers were determined to save as many dogs as they could. So, they organized the largest and probably the most epic freedom flights they ever did by sending sixty rescue dogs to the mainland US. The Sato Project’s plea for help was answered, and Wings Of Rescue did the flights. The Humane Society Of The United States also helped.
All the dogs flown to the United States from Puerto Rico were adopted. This shows that if people worked together, achieving the impossible is possible. The Sato Project showed that people could work together and achieve things that seemed unachievable in the past. The humanity that happened after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is nothing short of a miracle. Here’s a heartwarming video showing how The Sato Project pushed through a disaster and continued rescuing the strays of Puerto Rico.
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