In many countries, there’s a huge stray dog problem. Some people abandon their dogs, breed too many, or can’t sell or care for them and also dogs run away from their owners. Anyway, the rate of stray dogs is on the rise, especially in developing countries.
For example, there are nearly 2 million dogs living on the streets, 42% of which people abandon because they can’t care for them in Bolivia.
There are some Bolivians who are taking action and doing what they can to help these dogs in need. Fernando Kushner, from La Paz, is a person who has committed his time to help stray dogs. Many stray dogs live happier lives because of his efforts. Here’s how he has helped the lives of so many homeless dogs in his city.
Bolivian man reveals a way to save every stray dog from hunger for free:
When Fernando met this fluffy friend 4 years ago he got started helping stray dogs. He was determined to help other dogs just like him who needed love and care after bonding with him.
Fernando was a successful brand marketer. But his life was totally changed by one stray dog . One day, when he was coming out of his yoga class, he saw a stray dog nearby and offered him a piece of his sandwich.
He suddenly felt a soft spot for the dog and connected with him when the dog licked Fernando’s hands and nuzzled his neck. He was there on the next day too to help the dog. He fed the dog a couple times. After that he gave up his career as a marketing executive to help feed stray dogs in his city as he found his true life purpose.
Today, he spends all his time feeding hundreds of stray dogs in his city.
In every day, he visits the same districts and leaves food for the dogs twice a day. He also keeps the foods at same spots each day so the dogs can easily find it. But, “Where does he get all this food from?”
Fernando finds about 15 11-gallon containers, which hold chicken, bones, and other leftovers from cafes, restaurants, and fast-food chains. The cherry on top is dog biscuits that he buys with his own money to top off each container. Every stray dog gets a meal of about 2 lbs of restaurant food and 0.5 lb of dog biscuits.
Fernando will find others who committed to the same missions in the future in order to split up the work. He enjoys doing it solo for now. In order to raise awareness and also show how people can help dogs in their city, he posts photos of him and the stray dogs on Facebook.
Fernando says, “I have had 1,300 interviews with TV channels and newspapers both inside and outside of Bolivia. I am not a politician or a star that needs to be followed. I just do what I do transparently.” He wants people not to buy, but to adopt so stray dogs can have a home.
We could help the dogs who really need it and possibly give them a warm, safe place to call home if everyone did this in their city.