- Title: Stray dogs living in Mexico's metro system finally reach their stop - rescue
- Date: 21st July 2017
- Summary: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (JULY 20, 2017) (REUTERS) SHELTER OFFICIAL WITH DOGS (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) DOG TRAINER, KATIA HERNANDEZ, SAYING: "They (dogs) are very scared, sometimes very injured. However, the majority of dogs that come here arrive highly stressed and we work with them." PUP MOVING AROUND BED PUP LYING IN BED WITH PAW ON EDGE OF BED AND CHEWING ON BED PUP IN PEN PUP HELD BY MAN PUP HELD BY ADOPTER (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ADOPTER, LUIS ALCANTARA, SAYING: "We came because we saw that they are animals without a home and we wanted a companion for our baby, who can be with him (dog) and so she can get used to being with animals." PUPS PLAYING IN THE GRASS DOG RESTING ON GRASS WHEN ANOTHER DOG COMES UP TO HIM AND PLAY FIGHTS WITH HIM TALL AND SMALL DOG PLAYING TOGETHER GENERAL VIEW OF SHELTER GROUNDS WITH DOG RUNNING TOWARDS CAMERA
- Embargoed: 4th August 2017 14:51
- Keywords: metro subway dog shelter abandoned dogs
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Human Interest / Brights / Odd News
- Reuters ID: LVA0036QNVP6R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Mexico City's metro, one of the world's largest train networks, has opened up its own dog shelter to help find new homes for animals rescued from its tracks.
An estimated five million people use Mexico City's sprawling metro system daily, and lost and abandoned animals often find themselves caught up in rush hour. To date, some 250 animals have been rescued from Mexico City's metro stations.
This dog shelter next to one of the capital's busiest train lines will help find animals rescued from the tracks a fur-ever home. And whilst they wait for their new families, dogs are spayed and neutered, vaccinated and given basic training to boost their chances of adoption.
Animal rights group estimate that nine out of ten domesticated animals live on the streets in Mexico. Authorities hope this metro dog shelter will help reverse this trend.
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