New Shelter in Boston Will House Strays from Puerto Rico


The new facility offers 50′ x 50′ kennels and a fenced-in play space that has grass, trees and a dog house for naps.
Photo courtesdy The Sato Project

We have posted before about the appalling stray-dog problem in Puerto Rico (see a clip from a video about it here), where it is apparently not unusual for folks to just abandon their dogs when they become inconvenient. Now a nonprofit called the Sato Project aims to bring some of these strays to the. . .

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Video: “I Am Here” Raises Awareness of Urban Strays

Here’s an amazing video made by two college students in Chile to call attention to the plight of urban stray dogs. Shot in Santiago, the video shows people tying balloons to strays, and each balloon contains a written message, such as “Do not mistreat me” and “Give me love.” The goal was to make the invisible visible and force people to recognize the animals that. . .

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After a Spending Her First Year as a Stray, “Girlie the Power Plant Dog” Has a New Home


Girlie spent the first year of her life living at Exelon power plant in Dallas, Texas.
Photo by Dogster

After spending the past year living as a stray at a Texas power plant, a dog named Girlie has finally found a forever home. A beautiful, one-year-old mixed breed, she spent the first 12 months of her life scavenging around an Exelon facility in Dallas. That’s where Kara Corn, a plant employee, spotted Girlie, and she quickly. . .

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New Graphic Novel Features Stray Dog As Hero


Graphic artist Graham Chafee’s new book will appeal to dog lovers.
Image via boingboing.net

Graham Chaffee is not well-known outside the world of graphic novels and comics books, but that’s about to change. His new book is called Good Dog and features as a hero a stray named. . .

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