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Longwood has raised and donated around $3000 — divided into several animal rescue organizations on the island of Puerto Rico.

Letter from President & Founder Christina Beckles:

On September 20th, 2017 life changed for the people and animals of Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria completely devastated the island, creating a humanitarian and animal welfare crisis unlike anything I have encountered in my 12 years of rescuing. But thanks to your generous support, The Sato Project has not only weathered this crisis, but adapted and expanded our operations to save thousands of lives.

I am proud to share this report with you, highlighting The Sato Project’s major accomplishments since the storm. Thanks to you and other generous supporters, we have been able to dramatically increase our rescue and community outreach efforts in the wake of this disaster. I began this journey by rescuing one dog at a time. Now, together, we have saved over 1,500 lives in one year, and prevented tens of thousands more from being born into a life of suffering.

The challenges in Puerto Rico are far from over, and there are still many desperate animals and pet owners who need our help. But as I reflect on what we have managed to achieve in just 12 months, I have emerged with an even greater sense of commitment and optimism in our ability to create lasting change for the animals of this island.

Thank you for helping us continue to fight for the animals of Puerto Rico. I am tremendously grateful to have you in our corner.

Sincerely yours,



Christina Beckles
President & Founder
The Sato Project / 130 Water Street / Brooklyn, NY 11201