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Merrimack Valley

January 21, 2013

Shelter working with sato dog rescue teams


“We help rescue an individual animal from a region where it doesn’t have much — or any — chance of finding a home and bring it to a community where families want to do the right thing and adopt instead of supporting pet stores,” she added.

Buck noted that the out-of-state rescued pups also help promote adoptions of the older and larger dogs that are often harder to place, as well as cats, by bringing more visitors through the doors.

Every sato must meet strict health and behavior protocol and is held for 48 hours in a state-approved isolation area prior to being put up for adoption.

All Sato Rescue President Edilia Vazquez said her group is honored to work with Cape Ann Animal Aid.

“We are so grateful to everyone at the shelter in Gloucester,” she said. “They always go the extra mile to find just the right home for the right dog. They have saved so many lives.”

Vazquez said that the new adopters often write lovely letters and send photos of their satos in their new homes.

“These stories keep us going,” she said. “It’s every rescuer’s dream to see a photo of a dog they found starving on the street, now walking on the beaches near Gloucester with its new family.”

Gail McCarthy can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3445, or at gmccarthy@gloucestertimes.com.

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