Four hundred dogs, many of them old and crippled, are in desperate need in Uruguay.
Dogs like Pelusa. Her rear legs are crippled; she gets around by propelling herself with her front legs. No one knows what happened to Pelusa before she was rescued from the streets of Montevideo, but at the A.P.A. El Refugio shelter she is safe and loved.
Dogs like Pedro who had been left for dead in a dump, being eaten alive by maggots when a El Refugio volunteers found him. He is now making a slow recovery. All the dogs here had terrible things happen to them, they need extra care.
Animal shelters get no government support in Uruguay, so the volunteers who run El Refugio are on their own financially. They scrimp and save to buy the cheapest dog food they can, which sadly, some of the dogs can’t tolerate, especially elderly, more delicate dogs.
These dogs have no other hope, El Refugio is their home, death lies waiting on the streets.
Please donate generously now to Network for Animals. These dogs are such loving souls that we have to help them.
For the animals,
P.S. Many of the dogs at A.P.A. El Refugio had been abused, but the volunteers can do nothing to prevent it because there is no law preventing cruelty to animals in Uruguay. Our sister organization the Political Animal Lobby is working with Uruguayan congressmen to help Uruguay get its first animal welfare laws.