Today we went to see Tierra de Animales, one of the wonderful animal shelters doing heart-warming work with the stray animals in Cancun, Mexico. The shelter was started by Ricardo Pimentel Herma. He is a true hero to all animals. He has devoted his life to the shelter and to providing a happy home to over 200 dogs. Ricardo and his crew provide health care, nutrition, and love to so many animals that have been abused, abandoned and neglected.
Humans have domesticated dogs, but in Cancun many of the people that live here can barely support themselves, much less their dogs. Tierra de Animales, or in English “Animal Land”, is devoted to helping the ones in need.
The shelter is located about 25 kilometers outside of Cancun. When we arrived, I was amazed! The entire facility is well organized, clean and the majority of the dogs are happy and healthy. There are separate areas for the newcomers and special needs dogs…ones that are recovering from surgeries or other ailments.
If you are thinking of getting a doggie, PLEASE come out to the shelter…spend a couple hours helping out feeding, bathing, and giving affection to the dogs at Tierra de Animales. Let the right dog choose you! If I didn’t already have 3 of my own I would have brought several more home with me!!!
You can see Ricardo’s work in his before and after pictures. He has the most awesome gift of taking the most emaciated and diseased animals and rehabilitating them to become healthy, happy, people-loving doggies.
Seeing how he gives these dogs and cats a second chance at life inspires me to help him out by volunteering and spreading the word about the shelter. Please do the same by sharing this post with your friends and family. Ricardo can use all the help he can get!
I realize the images may be graphic, but they truly depict how dogs are neglected and abused and more importantly how these loving creatures can be saved. They are SO APPRECIATIVE and I really believe they know they are among the lucky ones that get to live at Tierra de Animales.
The luckiest dogs get a “forever home” with a family that loves them. Next up are the lucky dogs that get nutrition, health care and companionship at Tierra de Animales.
If you are considering adopting a dog or cat in Cancun, please visit Tierra de Animales and spend some time with the wonderful, loving and appreciative creatures waiting for a forever home. We had a couple of doggies that really latched onto us and they were so full of love to give it was obviously overflowing!
The dogs have lots of space, a large palapa (thatched roof for shade), and two wading pools that they use a lot on hot days.
Check out their website to schedule your visit or donate to the amazing work they do. http://www.tierradeanimales.org/
You can also find them on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/tierradeanimales