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Animal Rights in Puerto Rico

Posted on November 6, 2008
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hilltop.jpgAll elections are over. Much quieter now in Puerto Rico.

Into our second month here. We have moved into our place on a hill overlooking the town of Rincon.
Very pretty and breezier, thank god. It can be extremely hot here in the afternoon 87º+ on a regular basis. We just constructed a screen door, so we can keep the front door open being that there is only ac in the bedroom.

A couple of days ago, while driving back from dinner, I almost ran over a few stranded puppies that were left on the side of the road. There are so many stray dogs and cats here.  Not more than a month old, someone just dumped these 3 adorable dogs and cut out.  We stopped and put them in the back of our borrowed SUV. Home with us they went. Fortunately, we were able to find a home for one of the puppies and shelter the other two for adoption in Mayaquez.
puppies_pr.jpgThe island has a cultural disregard for animals. Last year a horrible incident took place when animal control workers seized dozens of dogs and cats from housing projects in the town of Barceloneta and hurled them from a bridge to their deaths. Since then, there have been laws put into place to halt the abuse and negligence of dogs and cats.  Obviously, this has not stopped people from throwing them out of cars late at night. Very sad.

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