Thursday, July 23, 2009

Chui Manzana.

Yesterday while visiting a family who needs medical care , Debbie, a volunteer with Mayan Families walked around the back of this house and found this pitiful little boy.

Debbie unused to seeing animals in this condition told me that she thought the dog was dying. After going to look at him, I told her, that he was not dying from an illness, he was just tied up and not being fed.

The poor dog, only a young one was so scared he was trembling from us just being near him. He was tied up on a very short rope.

I told the family that we would try to find help for them but that also included looking after the dog.

We asked them to immediately change the string that he was tied up on for a much longer one.

The owner said that the dog doesn't want to eat. We went to the nearby store and bought bread for the dog, he tore into it.

The owner said that she can't afford to buy bread for the dog. She can't afford to buy bread for her children. I told her that I understood that and that we were not asking her to buy bread for the dog.

She came to Mayan Families later in the afternoon and we are trying to find sponsorship for her children and her sister's two orphaned children.

We gave her a big bag of dried dog food and told her that we want her to feed the dog and when we come back , we hope that he will look a lot better.

It is a hard life for the people but it is a terrible life for the animals. To be tied up and starved to death is a horrible way to die.

We tried to explain to the family that this dog has a lot of benefits and will help keep their property safe but he has to also have some food.

Most dogs on get a few tortillas to live on if they are lucky.
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1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful work you are doing. Im going to spreed the word about your work. Poor dogs :/