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Chicago Marathon-Save a Sato

Organized by: Mariana Vigeral

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THE STORY:

Our dog Maví was found on the streets of Puerto Rico and weighed about 11lbs. Aside from being severely emaciated, she was extremely shy and submissive. It has been 9 months since then and she has done amazing progress: she now weighs 21lbs and is much more social, although still shy around new people.

As sato parents (sato is puertorican slang for stray dog), we want to run the marathon to raise awareness of the severe issue of overpopulation on the island and the importance of spaying and neutering; we want to run in the name of the estimated 200,000 satos that sadly still roam our streets of Puerto Rico. That is why we are raising money for Save a Sato. 

Save a Sato is a non-profit organization in Puerto Rico run by Gloria, a devoted animal lover. For years she has dedicated her life to saving satos from the streets and beaches of Puerto Rico, getting them the veterinary medical attention that they need, and finding them homes both in Puerto Rico and in the United States. Her efforts have been so unbelievable that she was nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award by the ASPCA. Her shelter runs solely on donations… ANY donations. Because of her efforts, and many like her in Puerto Rico, hundreds and thousands of satos have been rescued, treated and gone to wonderful homes. We are very far away from home and believe this will be a way to help and contribute solutions to the problems of the island, even if it’s just a small way.

Please check out her facebook page and look at the unbelievable stories and sato-miracles that have happened. Save a Sato has a very large veterinary bill because of all the dogs they have treated (over $15,000). If you find yourself moved and want to contribute, even $5, to this cause, we and all the satos would be forever grateful! The money will go directly to paying for spays and neuters, veterinary bills, buying pet food, and any supplies that they need.

https://www.facebook.com/saveasato/?fref=ts

Hace 9 meses, nuestra perra Maví fue encontrada en las calles de Hato Rey, Puerto Rico extremadamente bajo peso. Fue rescatada y ahora pesa 21 libras, 10 libras más que cuando fue encontrada. Desgraciadamente, esta es la triste realidad de los satos en nuestra isla.

Nosotros, que vimos el cambio inmenso que ha dado nuestra satita, queremos correr el Maratón de Chicago para crear consciencia sobre el problema de la sobrepoblación animal y la importancia de la esterilización. Sabemos que hay sobre 200,000 perros satos en la isla y que, desgraciadamente, no todos tienen la dicha de ser rescatados y recibir la atención médica y emocional que necesitan. Por eso hemos decidido correr y recaudar fondos para Save a Sato, una organización sin fines de lucro basada en Puerto Rico.

Save a Sato fue fundado por Gloria, quien ha dedicado muchos años de su vida a rescatar animales y buscarles la atención médica que necesitan para luego buscarles un hogar, ya sea dentro o fuera de Puerto Rico. Su albergue funciona a base de cualquier tipo de donación. Gracias a ella, sus voluntarios y muchos otros rescatistas en la isla, muchos perros han encontrado un buen hogar.

Les incluyo la página de internet del albergue y la página de facebook para que puedan ver la cantidad de animales que han sido rescatados. Ninguna cantidad de donación es poca y todo el dinero recaudado será utilizado para pagar las esterilizaciones, las cuentas del veterinario y la comida para los perros. Les agradecemos mucho su apoyo! https://www.facebook.com/saveasato/?fref=ts

$435

 

44% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Kramer and Spots Mom

    $10

  • Ivonne Smit

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • ENRIQUE H & MIRIAM SUAREZ

    $100

  • The Bona family

    $25

  • Rosina Cid

    $15

  • Luis E Escalera

    $25

  • Vivi & Ika :)

    $100

  • Beatriz

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lisa Velez

    $20

  • Noelis Prieto

    $25

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Mariana Vigeral

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Mariana Vigeral

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44% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Noelis Prieto

Noelis Prieto

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Lisa Velez

Lisa Velez

DONATION: $20

In Memory of Juan R. Velez and for the dogs & cats in PR 11 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

12 months ago

Beatriz

Beatriz

DONATION: $15

De parte de chiqui y pancho :p 12 months ago

Vivi & Ika :)

Vivi & Ika :)

DONATION: $100

Sato Power! 1 year ago

Luis E Escalera

Luis E Escalera

DONATION: $25

Hope you get the 100% of the goal. 1 year ago

Rosina Cid

Rosina Cid

DONATION: $15

1 year ago

The Bona family

The Bona family

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

ENRIQUE H & MIRIAM SUAREZ

ENRIQUE H & MIRIAM SUAREZ

DONATION: $100

Goldie, Gigi, Pucha & Citron 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

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