A dog belonging to a homeless Puerto Rican sits in a shopping cart in San Juan.
One of Puerto Rico’s estimated 500,000 stray dogs waits outside a store in San Juan.
Chrissy Beckles from the Sato Project greets a stray dog in Yabucoa.
One of 120 abandoned dogs at the Vet Clinic Mi Mascota in La Piedras awaits a flight from Puerto Rico to the mainland.
Volunteers organize dogs at the airport prior to their airlift from San Juan.
A Sato Project volunteer unloads dogs from a van at the San Juan airport.
A Sato Project volunteer comforts a dog waiting for an airlift.
A Sato Project volunteer walks one of the dogs before the airlift.
Carriers await loading onto a flight to the mainland.
Volunteers load carriers onto the charter plane.
Several puppies share a carrier before being loaded onto a flight to the mainland.
Chrissy Beckles from the Sato Project stands on the tarmac in San Juan.
Sato Project adoption coordinator Samantha Gurrie talks to Wings of Rescue president and pilot Ric Browde, who is holding Vera — who got to fly first class (in his lap!).
Bloomberg Services airport staff and volunteer Anthony Mecca unloads the airlifted dogs after their landing at Morristown Municipal Airport in New Jersey.
Sato Project adopter and volunteer Victoria Legacki organizes crates by their final destination after their arrival in New Jersey.
Koba was found in a box on the side of the road after Hurricane Maria. He was adopted the day after his arrival into New Jersey and now has his own Instagram account: @sweetbabygremlin.
Volunteer Rene Russo fits Penelope with a harness before sending her off to her foster home in New York City.
Max, a pit bull mix thought to be deaf because of damage to his eardrums when he was born during the hurricane, was adopted by a family in Jersey City.
Adopter and foster mom Grace Bailey gets puppy kisses from Cuqui, now named Mare and living in Brooklyn.
Volunteer Angela Glorioso holds Afrodita — since renamed Maya and living in Rhode Island — so she can be fitted with a harness.
Sato Project adoption team member Barbara Repetski holds Paulina while her crate is being cleaned. Paulina was driven to Massachusetts that same day and adopted there.
Volunteer Will Ferman holds Merry, one of four pups he rescued while visiting family in Puerto Rico after the hurricane. They have since been brought to the mainland by the Sato Project; Merry has been adopted and is living in New York City.