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The power of love
11 years ago, Annette rescued a battered puppy who she named Kanche, in the Mexican community of Tepoztlán. She had a history of helping the environment, but had only been planning on staying in Mexico to visit as a tourist. However, her plans changed when she could not leave Kanche, who she developed an unbreakable bond with. She knew however, that he would hardly survive the 12-hour journey by bus to Puerto Escondido. It was then that Annette decided to stay with Kanche and dedicate her life to taking care of him, not knowing that she would do the same for many more dogs in the coming years.
An uncontrolled phenomenon
Tourists visiting this international tourist destination (premium surfing, paradisiac beaches, dreamy gastronomy, Mexican warmth) are surprised by the large number of dogs that roam the streets.The truth is that behind this idealistic destination is hidden and uncontrolled phenomenon: more than 40,000 stray dogs in a village of 25,000 inhabitants. In short, there are more dogs than humans. Faced with the heaviness of this situation, Annette decided she could not simply be a bystander, but needed to dedicate her life into helping
Perros in Puerto
Annette founded Perros in Port A.C. in August 2008 and Kanche became the "Number One" face of the company. In the following years, the number of dogs arriving at the shelter increased to the staggering amount of one hundred dogs. It was first installed in La Punta Zicatela, where it captured the attention – and donations – of tourists. Through word of mouth, it started to become well-renowned. However, due to the damages from the intense Mexican rain and constant reconstruction, the facility was moved to the outskirts of the city, where today it resides as the headquarters Of Perros in Puerto.
Annette's marathon lifestyle begins at dawn, when she takes the many dogs of PEP out for a group walk. Then begins the time consuming ritual of feeding, administration vaccines and medication. PEP goes through almost 90 pounds of dog food a day. Dogs are then groomed and freed of parasites, checked for ailments, and bathed and cleaned. Peace and quiet is not a commodity in a group of almost 100 dogs, so the continuous barking only quiets a little in the afternoon nap hours. Between frequent visits to the local veterinarian with sick puppies, and spending time taking in and adapting new rescues, there is infinite work to be done. While people from all over the world come to volunteer work, their time is short, and inevitably they all leave to return to their homes. Annette is the only full-time staff. These dogs’ lives have become her life.
For these dogs, it’s not just about providing shelter. Annette has run several sterilization and education campaigns, but is still unfortunately not supported by the government. PEP is solely run on Annette’s personal income and donations. Many Mexican politicians during election time promise government funding and financial security, but sadly each year PEP is left forgotten. Unfortunately, there is also no adoption culture in this area of Mexico. Many fall in love with an adorable puppy and promise to come back for it, but rarely do. Dogs in Port can no longer receive animals so It's not uncommon for puppies to be abandoned outside the shelter. This tiresome but wholesome work may seem like a lost cause, but with your help we can save the dogs of Puerto Escondido. Annette is dedicated to giving her life and will not give up or keep quiet. Join this cause, and help provide the aid that is desperately needed.
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