Since I got my baby girl, Teli, I have been taking more notice of the plight of the street dogs of Dominican Republic. It is just so sad. I try to do what I can with very limited funds to feed them and look after them with the help of a wonderful group of people on FaceBook called Dog Lovers.
They are an amazing group that do all they can to help the animals of the country with Vet visits, Neuter and Castration programs (Pets Breeding Control). All runs on donations. So if anyone wants to help let me know and I can either accept donations and send them out or direct you to another person that takes donations. This will help for vet costs, rescue costs and food for these beautiful animals.
Anyhow, we are having a big problem in the Colonial Zone, Jose Gabriel Garcia, Calle las Damas to Parque Colon and Parque Duarte area. There are a few females in heat, or as they say here en calor, and they are causing lots of trouble and it seems that these ladies enjoy causing havoc in the streets.
The dogs are following the females and fighting for the right to..ahh..embed their seeds..The males are getting very aggressive and fighting. We who walk our dogs nicely and calmly in the morning are having to carry sticks, peaking around every corner, checking for the bad boys, before we can continue walking.
It is getting very bad. This morning I took Teli and Buenagente to the Fortaleza Ozama early for a run. I went directly there checking the empty streets making sure none of the “trouble” followed us. Blanco came and they were running and playing like normal.
The dogs were running and having fun when here comes Tia and her followers. Bowie and a Rottweiler names Pluto. They went directly for Blanco, the other alpha male. It was crazy. Teli was running the outer circle of the fighting. Buenagente went in but was on the outside also. Bowie, Blanco and Pluto were really tearing at each other. Bowie was already covered in blood and limping from fighting the last 3 to 4 days.
I found a stick and went in to get the dogs off of each other, especially Blanco. Buenagente went in also and grabbed Bowie by the back of the neck giving time to get Blanco out of the mess. Then I got Buenagente and got the leash on him. He had hair stuck in his mouth from Bowie. Blanco was bleeding.
My kids, Teli and Buenagente were not hurt, just shaken up. We had to fight the dogs away to get out of the fort. Then at Parque Rosado they came back. We had to almost run to get home so there was no more fighting.
Poor Bowie is a bloody mess. His front leg is torn open. His neck is all bloody. His ear is torn bad. His face is bloody. I did not get a close look at Pluto but I am sure he is not in good shape either.
This picture is in front of Blancos house where the dogs were fighting all the night. My guess is that most of the blood belongs to Bowie. He is in bad shape.
Bowie and Tia were stuck together in the street for about 10 minutes a few days ago.
It will be a few weeks that this craziness continues until the girls, Tia and Batty, are back to normal and out of heat. I hope Bowie can heal all his wounds.
Hopefully we can get the donations to get these neighborhood dogs sterilized and castrated to help a little with this big problem. Then my kids and the other kids in the area can play in peace.
Remember, if you want to make donations for Pets Breeding Control, Animal Lovers, PADELA, Pet Home RD, Collares Rojos, and others to help the animals of the Dominican Republic visit these facebook pages for more information or contact me and I can let you know other options to help. My dog Teli has a blog where there is much information as well Dominican Dog Blog.