When people ask me where I live, I usually tell them "I live on a rock in the middle of the ocean." Consisting of approximately 90% volcanic rock, Puerto Rico is literally that, a rock in the middle of the ocean. My point is, just like any closed ecosystem, everyone, everything, is constantly competing for very limited resources.
One source of hope for me, is the small set of people who have chosen to help our animal management crisis. I've reported on one other organization, but I want to do more to shine a spotlight on the incredible work going on in Puerto Rico to combat animal cruelty.
Spotlight - Save A Sato
Save A Sato is a non-profit 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.
Recently they received the honor of being reconized by Animal Planet's "Dog Whisperer," Cesar Millan. From their blog:
"Save A Sato has been honored with $5k grant Award by the Cesar Millan Foundation, to keep helping the satos of Puerto Rico!! We feel so honored for this great gift of love! Many many satos will be helped!! Special thanks also to Juan Agustin Marquez from the documentary 100,000 for helping the satos of Puerto Rico and also showing to the world what we do everyday to help the strays of Puerto Rico. We want to share a picture of Cesar's Foundation Facebook Page, of the announcement, we feel so proud!!"I want to express my deepest gratitude for everyone who helps to make Save a Sato one of the shining examples of animal love and caring in Puerto Rico.