Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Shelter dogs in Mazatlan
Yesterday I went with Lila to walk some of the dogs at the shelter here in Mazatlan. I was a bit worried that it would be awful and depressing, but it wasn't. It was actually a lot of fun. The shelter is really well run by two young Mexican men who clearly love animals. They walk the animals in the morning and rely on volunteers to take them for for a bonus walk in the afternoon.
Lila and I arrived about 4:00 and proceeded to take a dog each out to the broad boulevard for a little walk and sniff and pee. Each of the dogs has its own story. One had been taken to the groomers and never picked up. Another pair were pets at a school until the Christmas holidays when they were abandoned. Another had been hit by a car. In all there were about ten dogs and we took each of them out for a little walk, which they really enjoyed.
Here I am with a couple of cuties. The black one has been adopted and the new Mexican family is very excited about their new arrival. She was spayed a few days ago and is waiting until her skin condition is better...and then she'll go to her new home.
This is something that I will be doing again. It's not changing the world but it is making a day better for the dogs at the shelter.
Today we went up to the surfing beach for a while and then came back to do some water colour painting. Tomorrow I'll show you the results .