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Wednesday January 16, 2013

Shelter in Mexico Gives Disabled, Abused Dogs a Safe, Caring Home

Shelter in Mexico Gives Disabled, Abused Dogs a Safe, Caring Home

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A dog sanctuary in Mexico is the first of its kind as it provides troubled canines with a safe and loving home.

Milagros Caninos (Miracle Dogs) is a sanctuary in Mexico City that takes in abused, elderly, terminally ill, and disabled dogs.

Dog lover Patricia Ruiz created the cage-free shelter after her beloved dachshund passed away. Recognizing that animals are more than just pets around the house, Ruiz sought to share her belief that dogs should know love, respect and somewhere to call home. Ruiz began adopting in-need dogs and quickly realized that in helping dogs, people could be helped as well.

ImageMany who work at Milagros are those with Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, and others like street children and the elderly. In helping care for the dogs these people are loved in return by their furry friends. As they care for the animals that make an important point: everyone have a place and can be useful to society.

Aside from those getting a sort of therapy from the dogs, the sanctuary is also worked by volunteers and professionals skilled in veterinary medicine.

The dogs at Milagros are separated into a number of areas to better care for them:

-Disabled dogs
-Abused/tortured dogs
-Elderly dogs
-Dogs with cancer

Though many of the dogs will (happily) live the rest of their lives in the sanctuary, some are available for adoption. However, dogs with cancer or expensive to treat health problems are not up for adoption. While the dogs are carefully watched, the potential adopters are also studied to ensure that none of the dogs will suffer once they leave.

Click here to learn how you can help these special dogs and their home, Milagros Caninos.