In photographer Traer Scotts new art book Street Dogs (Merrell), she captures portraits of stray dogs on the streets of Puerto Rico and Mexico, and she says saving one of these homeless hounds is only a passport stamp away.
According to Scott, the law for bringing pups from Mexico and Puerto Rico only asks for rabies shots, and many Americans find it hard to leave cuddly canines behind if theyve met a furry friend on their travels.
Says Scott: Americans arent used to seeing so many stray dogs in the street, so when they travel to these countries it strikes a chord with them and they want to bring a pet back. Luckily, its very easy.
Though Scott volunteers as an animal rescuer and has her own rescued pets at home, the pet pro says its still difficult for her to leave strays behind.
She says, Its heartbreaking to have to walk away, but you cant save them all. Luckily, many shelters are willing to take them in and they find loving homes.
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