Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Adopt Dogs By Running To The Border

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One animal rescuer advises dog lovers to cross the border to find a pet pooch.

In photographer Traer Scott’s 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 they’ve met a furry friend on their travels.

Says Scott: “American’s aren’t 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, it’s very easy.”

Though Scott volunteers as an animal rescuer and has her own rescued pets at home, the pet pro says it’s still difficult for her to leave strays behind.

She says, “It’s heartbreaking to have to walk away, but you can’t save them all. Luckily, many shelters are willing to take them in and they find loving homes.”

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