Local July 12, 2023 | 3:37 pm

Young man feeds more than 100 street dogs in the Dominican Republic

Joel Joendy, an influencer from the province of La Altagracia, along with his friends Anthony Susaña and Manuel Cordero, has taken it upon themselves to address the issue of abandoned dogs on the streets. Their initiative involves feeding over 100 dogs with their own resources.

Joendy was inspired to act when he saw a group of dogs scavenging for food in a garbage dump. He decided to buy bags of food and began feeding every dog he encountered.

Without any support from political, governmental, or business entities, the group uses their own resources to make a difference for these dogs. They hope to inspire more people to join their cause.

The reality of homeless animals is unfortunately common in the country, with thousands of animals leading undignified lives, rummaging through garbage bags to survive.

Joendy encourages others to contribute to this worthy cause or spread the news, hoping to garner more support and assistance in helping these animals.

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July 12, 2023 3:52 pm

This young man and his group of friends deserve help from the applicable Government Agency in charge of preventing cruelty to animals. They should be commended for their selflessness and caring hearts.

July 12, 2023 8:05 pm
Reply to  MayaLuna

I see another side…A side were wild dogs are roaming the streets unchecked and harming children and older people….need to do away with these wild animals (and I know it’s the people fault) and keep your dog locked in your yard… sad when I see older women exercising with crow bars in fear of dogs

Paul Tierney
July 13, 2023 9:23 am

These stray dogs and cats should be put down. They are a health hazard. Owners of cats and dogs should keep them healthy and controlled at all times, not to disturb the public.

There should be a licensing decree for mascot animals.

July 13, 2023 3:03 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

It’s unfortunate there’s not a national Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) program in place. What this young man and his friends is doing is commendable and he deserves all the credit in the world! However, there’s only so much progress that can be made as the strays will reproduce and start the cycle all over again. The problem will never end unless you can bring down the numbers of next-generation strays.