None Of The Hundreds Of Dogs On Puerto Rico Beach Survived Hurricane Maria

The sadly, yet aptly named Dead Dog Beach in Puerto Rico, lived up to its name recently.

According to reports, none of the the feral dogs on the beach survived the onslaught of Hurricane Maria, as it hit the Island last week.

Dead Dog beach, also known as Sato Beach, gets its name because of the amount of canines that flock there and roam around after being dumped by their owners.

Credit: The Sato Project

The Sato Project, a nonprofit movement set up to help the dogs during this time, was created by Christina Beckles.

The American had plans to get the pups adopted or move them out of Puerto Rico, though after she arrived there after the storm, she learned that the dogs had all died.

"Once the hugs and tears were over, the first thing we all wanted to do was go to the beach to look for our feral dogs," Beckles wrote on Facebook.

"Sadly, we did not find them and our hearts are heavy with the reality upon seeing the utter devastation at the beach - they did not survive."

She later updated another status, saying: "We have nothing left. Everything is destroyed. I cannot even take this in right now. I do not even know where to start. Or if I even want to."

The devastation on Puerto Rico is there for all to see, as many people have been left without electricity.

"There is no power or water. We are under curfew from 6pm to 6am. Food is becoming scarce and people are getting desperate. Looting has already begun. The lines to get gas are seven to 10 hours long - to receive $10 worth of gas," Beckles told the New York Post, commenting on the current state of the island.

Despite the sadness she's gone through over the last week or so, some uplifting news came for her, as she was informed she'd be the recipient of the 'Moroccanoil Inspiration to Action' Award for her work with The Sato Project.

She wrote in a Facebook post: "I am incredibly humbled to be among the group of fearless women you see below who are being individually honored for their philanthropic efforts.

"There is no time to celebrate as I am now working to get ALL of our dogs evacuated off the island in the next few days and then help as many others as we can.

"I promise to use this platform too bring awareness to the catastrophic situation in Puerto Rico and of course the plight of the satos."

It's very bittersweet, though her efforts have to be applauded.

Featured Image Credit: Sato Project/PA

Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

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