There is no shortage of needy pets around the globe, however, there is a sad truth in Otavalo and Cotacachi that overshadows its’ beauty-the fact that there are many homeless dogs wandering the streets. After the devastating earthquake last year many homeless dogs are left to “fend for themselves” many are sick and injured and virtually all animals are intact and diseased. Many will never have a home but this mission WILL have an impact on the canine over population that exists.
During my second visit to Ecuador, I came across this beautiful dog. Her legs were broken and it seemed that she had been on the side of the road for days. She was in great pain but too weak to move or make any noise. That exact moment that her head rested on my chest and she closed her eyes, I remember promising myself that I will come back and I will bring help.