Seven street dogs from Puerto Rico are getting a second chance at life thanks to a new partnership between two dedicated organizations.
The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has teamed up with Sato Dream Home, an organization dedicated to rescuing and saving abused and abandoned dogs from Puerto Rico.
“The Pennsylvania SPCA has always been dedicated to utilizing all of our resources in order to save the lives of animals in need,” Jerry Buckley, PSPCA CEO, said.
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The dogs arrived in Philadelphia Tuesday night and already have local sponsors. The dogs were then put into 14-day quarantine at the SPCA where they will not have any contact with other shelter animals. After all health checks are complete, the dogs will be available for adoption.
Sato, a Puerto Rican slang term, refers to a mixed-breed dog. Sato Dream Home rescues dogs from areas where they are frequently abandoned, including beaches where there is no food or fresh water. Spaying/neutering dogs is not a common practice in the area, leading to thousands of street dogs throughout Puerto Rico.