In early October, news broke that hurricane Delta was roaring towards the shores of Cancun, Mexico. People all over the country began taking all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of themselves and those within their household.
But what happens when your household consists of 300 dogs and an assortment of other animals, all of which need protection from the impending disaster? This was the question that Ricardo Pimentel had to ask himself after disaster threatened to destroy the very thing he had spent his life building.
Founder of Tierra de Animales — a shelter for the abandoned, Pimental is more than just your average animal lover. The young Cancunian has dedicated his life to housing animals, who otherwise have nowhere to go.
So, when reports started surfacing of an impending hurricane, Pimental was left with a huge dilemma. He knew the dog shelters weren’t strong enough to stand up to a Category 4 storm.
Time was running out. The hurricane was well on its way, and the…
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