Dogs of Central America

Being a animal lover I was often shocked at the treatment of Dogs in Central America. Living in the USA you are so accustomed to seeing dogs living in homes and being pampered. Eventually you get callous to seeing dogs in rough shape and abused in Central America. Now I must add that not all dogs are treated bad. Many have loving homes, but travel in Central America and decide for yourself.

First the bad.

Found this one lying in a Guatemala Market. Looked like he was in a fight.

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Stray dogs can overrun a town. Many towns resort to poisoning. This was in Flores, Guatemala.

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Dogs can spend their entire lives on roofs providing security.

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Bad case of Mange in Guatemala.

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This doberman I found in Monterrico, Guatemala. It had ticks all over it. I bought some tick shampoo and gave it a bath. I also bought some food for it. The owner of a resort had decided to let it die, because he had to many dogs. The guy was a real ass. I finally gave up in digust and left.

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Now the good!

Hey, a happy dog in Panama. This dog lived at a hostel and was very well treated.

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Curious black one in Guatemala.

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Siesta time in Panama.

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Taking it easy in Guatemala on the sidewalk.

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