I wasn’t clever enough to snap a photo of Pepe but I did manage to get his phone number, as I realized he would be an invaluable resource, and he was.
I began a dialogue with Pepe, via WhatsApp and he ended up putting me in touch with Karin. Karin also speaks perfect English so we were quickly able to make a plan.
The next day, she picked me up for a tour of the streets of Cancun. It was eye-opening. She took me to the poorer areas of Cancun where one can find easily 15-20 homeless dogs on every block.
I could post dozens of sad photos: scrawny dogs digging through trash, puppies slinking away into the jungle foliage, emaciated dogs with teats hanging down … dogs everywhere! This just reinforced my belief that I need to do something, anything I can to help.
In the next installment, I will talk about the plan Karin and I made which involved me bringing back two of her pups. She is currently caring for 30 dogs at her house and if I take two, that will open up space for more. And there is a never-ending supply of dogs who need help. Stay tuned.