Last Updated on May 12, 2023 by Pets Feed
Edgardo Zúñiga, is the hero of the stray dogs in Mexico. The 48-year-old man from the state of Nayarit (western Mexico) travels aboard his tricycle through the streets rescuing abandoned dogs, while trying to raise awareness against animal abuse.
The man has rescued more than 400 dogs since he began his journey in July 2013, passing through Sonora, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Campeche, Tabasco, Yucatán and Quintana Roo, according to EFE news.
He has already traveled half the country in search of dogs that are stray and roam the streets and highways.
Man travels the streets on his tricycle rescuing dogs
For Edgardo, his trip represents a sacrifice and, at the same time, a message to society.
In his journey, he has the objective of rescuing dogs, but also serves as a mediator to give up for adoption to one of the companions rescued from him.
On his tricycle, Edgardo carries food, water, footwear, and clothing to cope with the inclement weather and also carries some medicines that are used to help the noble companions of him.
This adventure has taken him to Chiapas accompanied by the 14 dogs that are currently his travel companions. He advances day and night with a mission: to give a better life to these animals, which are often mistreated and forgotten by human beings.
I am accompanied by dogs from many parts of Mexico that nobody is adopting, who are staying (on the street).
Now, these dogs are part of the «team to rescue dogs», because these animals «teach others (to have) nobility, to trust people».
At this time, he continues to advance through Chiapas, where he will collect more dogs that he will adopt and take care of to give them a better quality of life.
According to Edgardo, his is “a journey to unleash people’s consciences.”
I do not ask for anything, only that they see what these faithful animals can do for human beings. Dogs are full of love and protection; for that reason, it is necessary that we also take care of them.
He indicates that it has not been easy for him to get to the south of the country, where he has been well received, according to him.
It is a project that consists of giving a complete tour of Mexico, helping dogs.
To prevent more situations of animal abuse from occurring, Edgardo advocates instilling a culture of respect for animals and raising awareness in people.
On Facebook, a page called “Fans Edgardo Perros” was created where you can follow the activist’s journey.
Images: EFE news
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