- 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) GENERAL VIEW OF ENTRANCE TO METRO DOG SHELTER SIGN AT SHELTER THAT READS "CANINE TRANSFER CENTRE" DOG BARKING BEHIND FENCE DOGS PLAYING IN GRASS AREA OF SHELTER DOG IN SHELTER DOGS PLAYING IN GRASS GENERAL VIEW OF DOGS PLAYING IN GRASS WITH PEOPLE LOOKING ON DOG WITH HIS TONGUE OUT SITTING DOG TROTTING ABOUT ON GRASS GENERAL VIEW OF PENS FOR DOGS IN SHELTER DOG SITTING DOWN IN PEN PUPPY WHIMPERING BEHIND FENCE SMALL DOG BARKING BEHIND FENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) HEAD OF METRO DOG SHELTER, MIGUEL ANGEL VALDEZ, SAYING: "There are two types (of dogs), those who followed their owners, came into the metro and the owner got onto the train and left and (the dog) was left behind. The other and the most frequent is that they are abandoned in the metro. They are taken in a box or in a backpack. We have found newly-born pups." SIGN AT METRO STATION ENTRANCE TO METRO STATION
- 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: LVA0016QNVP6R
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- 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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