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Can you imagine an island filled with stray dogs? Well, such an island does exist in Puerto Rico. It’s called Satos, and more than 300,000 strays live on that island’s streets.
On the southeast side of Satos, there’s an infamous beach known as Dead Dog Beach. Like the ominous name, the beach is called such because of the alarming number of puppies abandoned there. It became even more prevalent after hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged the island, causing more homeless people, thus, more abandoned dogs.
The abandonment problem in the island has ballooned into a big crisis for Puerto Ricans. But at the same time, the circumstance has raised awareness for support from a few local groups. These groups are composed of volunteers who respond to reports about stray or abandoned dogs. They then give the canines the medical treatment they need and help them look for foster homes after that.
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Most abandoned puppies in Satos have had no human contact. This means that most of them were immediately abandoned after coming into this world, making them fearful about us humans. To help the dogs get accustomed to humans, before sending them to the United States for a forever home, the rescue organizations find volunteers to play with the puppies.
Children are usually the preferred volunteers for this therapy. They are especially suited for this responsibility because play is natural for them. This also helps the rescued puppies foster the “good with kids” characteristic that many adopters look for.
Volunteer siblings Violet,11, and Beckett, 9, have helped a number of rescued puppies with their therapy through a rescue organization, Love4Satos. They’ve spent hours interacting and playing with them to ready them for their new homes. Violet sympathizes with them, saying that these poor pups don’t deserve to be abandoned. And that they deserve to be in a good home.
On volunteering, the siblings describe the experience to be fun. Beckett adds that it’s because the puppies are adorable, and helping them gives her satisfaction.
We recently received an 🔆UPDATE🔆 on one of our most desperate rescues, Gemma. Gemma was adopted through Love4Satos…
Source: Love4Satos via Facebook